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First time I take the bus in . It was on time, free of charge, clean and... completely empty! 😲

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Next, I have to take the LAX airport shuttle. It's every 10 minutes, and also free.

The airport shuttle was a few minutes late, and has a few passengers.

Landed! I'm spending this Thanksgiving with some good friends who live in the Bay Area, all ex-coworkers.

Google was like an extended family to me, and I'm staying in touch with Googlers from all the teams and offices where I worked over the past 10 years πŸ₯²

@codewiz I love taking the bus in Los Angeles. Everyone was so polite thanking the driver when they got off!

@kai Oh no, I forgot to thank my driver! 😧

@kai In Japan, the bus driver thanks *every* *single* *passenger* as they get off. They wear a boom mic, so at every stop you can hear "γ‚γ‚ŠγŒγ¨γ†γ”γ–γ„γΎγ™" over and over again even from the back seats 😳

@codewiz I had the polar opposite experience when I had to take the bus to get to the train to finally end up in San Diego.

@sektor I hated the Caltrain last time I was in the bay area, and I heard that LA is a car-only city, so I was planning to buy a car soon after moving there...

...but so far I've been doing fine with a bicycle + public transit + an occasional rental car or car sharing.

@lnxw37a2 @codewiz

Is it different from Tokyo public transit before the pandemic any? ;)

@codewiz that is a very bright streetlight in the top right corner! πŸ˜…

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