Wednesday, January 24, 2007

California...

I am in california for a few weeks; the bay area, in particular. This place somehow manages to be both cold and sunny at the same time! Wide roads, lots of different varieties of cars, big office buildings, etc, etc.
I flew in through dubai and I had the rare opportunity to land in dubai at night and quite frankly, I have never seen any city look like that from the sky. To be fair, I had only Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad to compare with. As the flight approached Dubai, I could see long streaks of lights below that seemed to go into the horizon, and when the plane turned, I saw an entire city lit up, covering the entire horizon and the city seemed alive even though it was the middle of the night. I just wish I had my camera handy at that moment! But it was not to be.
The Dubai international airport should probably be renamed as the Dubai international _mall_. It reminded me of The Forum, the big mall in Bangalore. Only here, the people were from different countries and it was just as crowded as The Forum...
I have been in a suburb of San Francisco for the past few days and so far, I feel that this place is a little boring. Of course, the roads are wide and the facilites are impressive but the place seems so... dull! But then I am not in the main city which I plan to do this weekend!

5 comments:

M. said...

I have family in the Bay Area. I recommend walking and eating in Chinatown. It's my favorite thing to do in San Fran.

Madhat said...

Thanks for the tip. I will certainly check out the chinatown!

Your comment reminds me of a comment I left on your blog some time ago...

kuffir said...

short, crisp impressions. expect more.. i've a cousin in san fransisco. but i don't know whether he lives in the bay area. expect some regular posting at least now..

Madhat said...

Hmm... dont be so sure of that!

Anonymous said...

appu go on posting ur experiences and make california darshan as sanjay did to dhritarashtra in mahabharatha .i was waiting for ur mail somehow after going through ur blog i am happy to read ur experiences throuth ur blog.
naliniswamy

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