Sunday, January 22, 2012

From Finland to a Hookah Lounge

Hey everyone! First of all, it finally snowed in the city! Well, it was about time... and it was such a pleasure to wake up to a white view from my window. Even better was to stay in all day with the snow outside my window... Really relaxing!

However, not all the weekend has been that calmed. After a tough week, Friday night was finally the time to hang out and enjoy with friends. Thanks to one of our fellow students, Janne and his girlfriend Sari, we enjoyed a great and homemade Finnish dinner. It was delicious! I can't really tell what the dish was called, but it had mashed potatoes, meat balls, salad... and everything was really good. We invaded their apartment and had a lot of fun there in Queens.

One of the things I like the most about being here is that I get to meet people from all over the world. It makes me think how much of the world I'd be missing if I hadn't moved from home, or if I hadn't learned English. This party was a great example of what I'm talking about. 

After a while, we were in such good mood that we moved back to Manhattan. As international as this group is, we ended up in a Hookah lounge thanks to our Tunisian friend Wissem. We're like a small scale UN all together!

The place is called Babylon, and it's located on 34th street and 3rd avenue. You can check it out here: I love this kind of atmosphere. It's a cool place to hang out, and they treated us really well. To be honest, it brought me back to the bars they have in Turkey, were I've spent some time and have many friends.

We had a great time there, which is why we stayed right until they closed the place. We were the last ones leaving! And to our amusement, once we got out of there, everything was already white. It was snowing! It wasn't a huge blizzard like I saw last year... but it made me very happy!

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and wish you the best beginning of the week! See you soon!


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