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Coming to the U.S.A. from Israel (or Europe, come to that) one of the first things that strikes you is how big everything (and everyone) is. Well, in California, where i am just now, everything is even bigger. Not necessarily better, but definitely bigger

The roads and freeways are longer and wider, the vehicles that ride along them at breakneck speed are boader and longer, the car parks are larger (and you don’t have to squeeze into tiny spaces to make room for others). in fact one of the salient features on our car in Israel is that the wing mirrors fold away when the car is switched off. No need for any such frolicsome space-saving tricks here in good old California.

Despite dire predictions in the media, we did not find that the vast majority of Californians are obese or of immense proportions. One or two are, here and…

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