My name is Shivam Negi, and I´m writing this letter on the last day of October’18 from a tiny espresso shop in the downtown of Seattle. A city where I´ve just moved from the Beantown, and completed the first 100 days. So, Boston, when I look at Seattle’s skyline from the windows of this shop, it reminds me of your skyline. On some nights, I try to count all the buildings and the countless lights beaming out of each apartment, just like the way I use to do while sitting next to Charles after a day in your Public Library at Copley.
In the summers of 2015, I get the chance to escape to the beautifully secluded Buddhist nation of Bhutan. There was no particular reason for the trip, as I just wanted to visit a country out of my comfort zone so I started with the closest one, India’s neighbor, Bhutan.
What comes to your mind when you hear Boston? Maybe The Boston Tea Party (history, if you don’t know, better you find out), maybe Harvard (smart wicked people) or possibly the MIT ! I fell in love with this city when I saw the ’21’ the movie 🙂 which was filmed at Boston University. And for me, it will remain the best city on the East coast.
The volume of my audiobook was blasting high, but I was only partially able to listen to my audio book of choice for summer road trip across Himalayas: The Shantaram. “No wonder, people over here are worship mountains”, I conversed with myself.