My rendezvous with Chicago happened in the year 2016. We had a meager budget, three-days to visit Chicago, hunt for apartments, sign a rental agreement and be back to Cincinnati! It didn’t matter how strained we were for time or money because the excitement of moving to a new city in my own apartment superseded anything. Continue reading An Ode to the Windy City
Someone once told me that Gatlinburg looks like a carnival.
Since then I had been curious that how can a town in America look like a carnival all the time?! Only when I went there last year, I could see that it indeed reflects the mirage of a carnival.
In 2010, I went on my first and only girls trip to Simla, India. One thing I distinctly remember from that trip is finding a waterfall after a mild trek on one of the hills. I don’t remember the name of the waterfall because that wasn’t famous and frequented at all by tourists.
There started my penchant for waterfalls! And, the excitement of finding a hidden waterfall after trekking for miles.
I love water bodies, from the shores, since I strangely forgot to swim after not practicing for a decade or so.
Vegas was never a part of our bucket list. I could never associate myself with so much bling.
Last year was a mix of emotions and I learned a great deal about a lot of things. Things about moving, apartment hunting, location search, buying furniture, arranging a home etc etc. We were in Cincinnati for the first few months and moved to Chicago by the end of July.
I am adventurous and fancied moving to a new place always, or so I thought. Now that I have moved 12,000 km away from my origin, I see myself whining all the time. Maybe when everything is glorified to you all your life, you don’t find the place as sheeny. The obsession of Indians with America is well-documented and I found everything overhyped.
Lake at Burnett Woods (Close to my home)
Had it been just another vacation, I think I would have been a little more open-minded, but since I was moving to the States I automatically compared everything. And, that made my first few months difficult.