And so we moved country, this time to Australia. I was so excited, I had never been to this part of the world! So we packed our things (my husband is really good at this) and flew to Sydney at the end of May.
Maybe you have noticed that I haven’t blogged for some time. It is because of the movement, finding a new place to live and also the amount of work that was waiting for me in Sydney. I have been super busy since I arrived.
India was a blessing to me and to my husband. We are very lucky that we got the experience to live in India for more than 4 years.
The hardest part of moving to a new country as often as we are (this is the 3rd country I live in in the 6 years since I left my country for good (?) early 2009) is to build a connection with the place. I am not feeling it yet. Perhaps because I have never been to Australia before, so it takes even longer time to adapt. Or perhaps I finally adapted very well with India, with its diversity, color, the amount of people and the chaos, Sydney becomes way too quiet and predictable :) I had a culture shock in Sydney the first week I arrived :)
A lady from Sri Lanka I met in the elevator one time explained my feeling very well “Between Australia and India there is a huge difference. As you have lived in India, you may feel like Australia is a one dimensional country, while India is a multi dimensional one.”
So there you go, it explained very well why i felt a bit strange when I arrived. Things were in order, and while I walked every day to the office in Central Business District area, I felt like I was part of a film set, where everything was placed in perfection as planned, even the people. All of them were well-dressed, good-mannered, proper, perfect. Eventhough there is diversity here in Sydney, and I am pretty sure not everyone is well-mannered, that’s my initial feeling of this city. You will understand me very well if you ever live and work in New Delhi for years..
So, let’s talk now about this beautiful city, Sydney! The city is beautiful even in winter. People are outside most of the time, exercising, meeting friends, or just walking their dogs. I took the photos above while jogging in the afternoon. oh, fresh air…!! I wonder how summer is going to be, it is coming soon.
So there you go, you will see more pictures of this beautiful country in my blog later.