Past Meets the Present – Infinite City

I’m currently reading a book called “Infinite City – A San Francisco Atlas” 

When most people hear the word “Atlas” they think of boring school subjects and perhaps don’t bother to lift the cover.  For me however, I opened the cover and this book has kept me spellbound.  

As any reader of this blog knows, I enjoy language, culture, history, politics and general discovery.  As it happens, these things often come all at once.  My mind is able to paint a fuller picture of the things which surround me by combining my knowledge of language, my travels to places not yet explored (by me), interest in history and reading of current events.  

The Economy: San Francisco, Japan, Ho Chi Minh City

I wanted to write a brief blurb on the state of the economy, the job situations specifically in the three cities I know best about.  

If you read the news you know that things are not going very well for people in their prime earning years (my age).  We all read the news and the continuous bad reports that come out.  I wanted to share with you what is going on out there in this terrible environment.  

1. San Francisco

One Day Trip – Latin America, Japan, China

I have been very fortunate to have lived/studied in so many diverse cities around the world.  Great experiences all around.  However, there is one big drawback in that you severely miss the city you just left and will continue to miss it FOREVER!!!

The case is the same for many of my personal friends who have also gotten around a bit.  We tend to forget the challenges/hardships and enhance the wonderful experiences we had.

Greece, debt and the European Bailout – How it affected me in S.F.

Before I get into how it affected me let’s do a quick recap of what is happening right now.

I also prefer to keep it very simple.

Greece owes a lot of money and they cannot pay it. This means they have to cut a lot of public services and since a VERY LARGE portion of their population is on Government payrolls many are not happy about it. So they all decided to go burn things in the street and all hell is breaking loose. This makes investors really really nervous and they pull their money away from the trouble or take it out of the market entirely which causes share prices to fall.