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Exploring Austin, Texas by Bus




List of Authors: Seppälä Mila

Publisher: Fulbright Finland Foundation

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Fulbright Finland News

URL: https://www.fulbright.fi/about-us/blog/exploring-austin-texas-bus


Abstract

After people find out I’m from Finland, the most common question I get in Austin is whether I like the city. I would always answer that I loved it. The weather is so nice, the food is awesome, the street art is beautiful, there’s music everywhere.

I really do feel like Austin is right for me. Even if I had flown across the globe, there was something about Austin that made me feel like I wasn’t that far away from Helsinki. A big city but in a way that felt like it wasn’t. Weird in a decidedly good way. The blueberry in the middle of an otherwise red muffin.

“I wish it wasn’t built for cars though,” I would sometimes add after heaping enough praise on my companion interested to hear whether I liked the place they called home or not.


Last updated on 2022-11-08 at 11:58