Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cowboy land

An official trip leads me to Austin, Capital of Texas. There is no marked difference in terms of people (nothing i could see) of this part of the world. Pretty much like any other North American city. Of course, the only weird thing you find is that all T shirts read "Keep Austin weird" !!

The highlight of austin is 6th Street in Downtown, which has some really nice pubs with live music and lots of action. Austin is also has the main campus of University of Texas - one of the better known universities in North America.

Austin is also famous for having the highest urban 'bat' population in the world. The bridge hosts about 1.5 million bats which migrate to Mexico every winter. Every evening around sunset these bats evolve from under the bridge forming a spectacular view. Unfortunately, i was not lucky enough to see as many bats - Part of the game when it comes to any nature watching activity..

Not a very eventful trip - Business was eventful though !!

Coming up next is 'Trans Canada Trail'...

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4 comments:

Brijesh said...

hmm so did u notice the one thing common between Austin & Mumbai?

Dono jagah log bahut 'bat' karte hain ..

R Athmanathan said...

Haha!! I can still remember the gujjus at ghatkopar :-)

CanPharm said...

I have also heard that Austin is also famous for having the highest urban 'bat' population in the world. So that is they love their nature a lot.

R Athmanathan said...

@canpharm indeed !! In fact it is mentioned in the blog.. Unfortunately I could not see as many :-(