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Palo Alto/USA

Introducing Palo Alto

Palo Alto is home to Stanford University. If it doesn’t feel like your average college town, that’d be because this is also the northern extent of Silicon Valley. In fact, it can be said that Silicon Valley started here, just before WWII, when Stanford recruited several esteemed professors from MIT. Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems are headquartered in Palo Alto. The quaint town exudes that relaxed California affluence characterized by BMW convertibles and expensive sandals.