Immigrant stories · Lifestyle

My First Snow

Saturday’s snow in the North East ( of The United States) reminded me of my experiences with snow. My first snow here, in the country I have chosen to call home, was filled with anticipation, joy, excitement followed by pain, tears and discomfort, and then again sheer ecstasy! If you have been reading my blogs,… Continue reading My First Snow

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How To Heat An Apartment In Winter

I am always cold! What do I do? As the weather gets cooler and then turns to cold, I start figuring out what needs to be done to keep myself cosy and comfortable at home. What needs to be brought out from storage? What needs cleaning and when to weather strip my windows ( some… Continue reading How To Heat An Apartment In Winter

Travel

Weekend Away -Portsmouth in Winter

As the winter really sets in, I am one of those people who take weekend trips to colder places. I mean, which of you will not agree that a few degrees colder than NYC is easy to handle? My logic about not going to warmer places is, I just cannot come back to the cold in… Continue reading Weekend Away -Portsmouth in Winter

Travel

Weekend in Hudson Valley (Part 1) – Saugerties, Rhinebeck

Rhinebeck & Hyde Park – A little bit of Dutchess County  Easter break is almost here. A three day weekend is around the corner. If you don’t have family around (like most immigrants) or are new to this part of the country or are simply looking to get out of New York, here are a… Continue reading Weekend in Hudson Valley (Part 1) – Saugerties, Rhinebeck

Immigrant stories · Lifestyle

My Take : 'Basic' Winter Must Haves

There are a bunch of things I wish I could have gone back in time and told a younger me. A few years younger. A new immigrant. Moving from the tropics the biggest shock to my mind and body was getting used to seasons. What? No green trees year round! Wear different boots to walk… Continue reading My Take : 'Basic' Winter Must Haves