Well things have changed quickly. I am now working at Northwestern’s Medill school in Washington, D.C. It was a sudden move without much time to prepare, but I am loving it so far. I liked working in Doha, but it was time for me to move on from there.
Here are my thoughts so far:
So much green. The ride from the airport was so green I could feel the difference in the world. I knew I was missing trees, but didn’t know how much I would like seeing them again.
All the buildings are the same size. Because of the height restrictions in Washington, all the buildings are the same height. So, even though this is a large city, it doesn’t have the tallness that I usually associate with Chicago and New York. I am not sure what to think of this. I like the differences that you see in varied height buildings. All the buildings seem to have the same style. The only difference is that there are a lot of beautiful monuments.
Five Guys is the best burger place in the world. I’ve been in town only a week, but have already eaten there 4 or 5 times. It is greasy as hell, but I love it.
Rent is too expensive. It was rough finding a place that I could afford and was also close to the metro. It seems like rent is doubled if it is within walking distance of the subway. I am saving money by not having a car so that is good. I’ll probably still have to find some freelance work to keep things afloat.