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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Moving to a new city

Moving to a new place or a new city is part of life. It is a choice we make for something better in life, may be a better job, better access to family or just to start a new phase in life. But a new environment brings in its own set of new unforseen problems.
Within the US, moving from one city to another is pretty easy, except for the climatic conditions and geographical location of the place. Most cities have similar outlines, having a downtown where all the businesses are located, the similar chain of fast food restaurants and huge malls where all the known brand of grocery, clothings, shoes and other home accessaries will be available. So every city strives to potray what it has different to offer, whether historical stories or political connections or friendly people or regional cuisine (truly speaking americans like to enjoy different type of cuisine and it is one of the first question they ask when they come to a new place).
I have recently made a temporary move to Austin, Texas related to my work. It is a wonderful city with so much natural beauty, a lot of live music to offer that is known as the "live music capital of the world". There is some big concert happening everyday and festivals every weekends. It has a lot of historical and political importance. Even though it is smaller than Dallas or Houston it is still the capital of texas. It provides a great amount of outdoor activities and the city seems to be obsessed with cycling. One can see people cycling any time of the day even on highways. Most of the credit goes to Lance Armstrong, the seven times tour de France winner who is a localite.
On the flip side, the traffic is bad, the public transportation is not of much help and most importantly without a group of friends it is not much to enjoy the city by oneself.

3 Comments:

  • hey, it was really cooool one with soo many new things about AUSTIN, it seems to be a place like GOA for Indians like us. the fact about people using cycles is very good but on the flip side the transport being bad is a sad thing as a CITY which has soo many things happening everyday can't afford to miss on that ,anyways rightly said moving from one place to another is a mixture of fun n a few difficult things with it..........bravo ,very well written thoughts!!!

    By Anonymous Yashu, at 12:50 PM, September 17, 2006  

  • Austin rocks! We will meet again, Austin, we will meet again...

    By Blogger Amit B, at 9:27 PM, September 20, 2006  

  • Quite informative!

    Tell us more about your new workplace and how you enjoy your weekends there :)

    By Anonymous Aditya Ayre, at 11:17 PM, December 18, 2006  

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