In the beginning it was not obvious to me how much the United States affects me. But shortly after my first trip to the US I started searching for a possibility to live in the States for a while.
Therefore I applied for a job within Silicon Valley at Sun Microsystems . After joining Sun in February 1998 I moved to California on April 1st, 1999. During the five years living in the so-called Bay Area south of San Francisco I saw the rise and fall of the High Tech industry.
A big advantage of my job there was that I was able to group my spare time together and use it to travel arround. Therefore I traveled a lot in the United States and visited all 50 states by September 23rd, 2003.
But most of all I am impressed with the nature and manifold landscape, which America has to offer and I hope I am able to share some of my feelings for it on the following pages.