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I have been living in Germany since 2014.

Some aspects of the country are still in awe. Others want to climb on the wall and howl "why so?" I will try to reveal both those and others - and to reveal why I will stay here, most likely, until the end of my life.

imageHeidelberg - medieval Germany remained here in its original form
Programmer salaries
Well, how can you do without it? I decided to take the issue of payment to the very beginning, because if it disappoints you, then your interest in the country may immediately fade away.

Guys. Stop looking at average salaries on Glassdoor. They are always and everywhere underestimated by 20-30 percent. I know the market realities and I will name the numbers that should be guided by in 2020.
Skull 2 march 2021, 19:21

Introduction


imageThe last four years I have lived and worked as a programmer in the United States in the Silicon Valley. During this time I have collected some observations that I'd like to share. I will focus on the infrastructure issues, such as the transport, internet, roads, crime, water, entertainment, and etc. I will tell only about my own experience. I hope this article will be interesting for the specialists that are thinking about working in the Silicon Valley.

Vehicles


imageRoads and automobile transportation
First thing I noticed when I came to the valley, it is excellent quality of the roads. The highway usually has four lanes in the each direction. The outer left lane can be used when more than one person is the car. The speed limit is usually 105 km / h., and it is controlled by the police forces that pull over the people, who drive over the limit. I have to say that they do not pull over for 120 km / h., but for 130 km / h., they may write a ticket. These two statements are verified by my own experience.
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Sparks 30 september 2011, 13:22