east coast travel + kdrama obsession

Hello! It’s been a long time since I last wrote anything. I have become extremely lazy during this pandemic. I sleep, work, and watch series all-day everyday. The creative devil inside of me keeps popping up now-and-then, making me feel guilty of how pathetically I am wasting my precious time, but I still refuse to move.


I wasn’t like this 2 months back. A lot changed over the last 60-so days. Besides the day-light saving, and my east coast trip, I have a new Life Update – I am an official K-Drama Fanatic now!!!!!

K-Dramas are legit fun, even with an added task of reading the subtitles. I recently binge-watched 2 Korean shows on Netflix – Startup, and Strongest Deliveryman. These dramas are well-written and executed. Characters are not glorified, and the writers dare to showcase flawed main leads. Good chunk of time is spend in character development, as a viewer you feel invested.

Alert – They have cliffhangers in every damn episode, the urge to not start the next episode is sickening.

Korean shows, I have seen so far are refreshing, lively, and well-acted. I love their Background score, Set Designs and Costumes.

Well-Well, my addiction to these dramas is making me nervous. I need to stop.

Let me rewind and capture all my east coast memories in this post before it’s too late to post about it.

Oct 24 – The top image capture San Francisco views and the bottom one is Raleigh, North Carolina. I was awe-struck by the greenery spread all across the state. The country-side views felt more homely and I was delighted to breath fresh air.

Cherokee, North Carolina We were visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. They are spread across Tennessee-NC Border. We crossed the borders couple of times going from one spot to another. (10+ hours of constant traveling could have been tiresome, but the destination always made my fatigue go away)

Gatlinburg, Tennessee Situated in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The place has a ton of outdoor activities, along with a Hanging bridge, and Space needle. We were visiting this place during Halloween, hence we got to witness people dressed up in some kickass avatars. (While we looked quite normal/decent/boring)

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee A must-go vacation place during Fall Season. It has many good restaurants, bars, clubs, and casinos.

Special thanks to my Host & Dost – Amal Vaishnav! He drove during the whole trip, and all I did in return was click his pictures πŸ˜› Got to learn many new things from him during this trip. I miss our endless late night talks, and McD Vanilla cone halts 😦

Oconaluftee, North Carolina This is me swinging up in the air like a doll (I look more of a Witch though)

Laurel Falls, Tennessee And the trail board said 1.5 miles hike, but oh boy it felt looooooong. Waterfall was ummm pretty normal, I enjoyed the trail much more πŸ™‚

Diwali Celebrations This pictures my mom sent me from India. I loved it, I posted it, IDC.

Baltimore, Maryland This was my first real Diwali celebration in 2 years. These Kids were so much fun, and their reactions to firecrackers was hysterical. After 30 minutes of shouting and denying of even touching that fire stick, they finally found courage to hold it and managed to pose for smiling pictures as well. That’s how they are adapt to their Indian roots – Slow and Steady!

The Capital Wheel, National Harbor After the wheel kept going on for like 10 mins, we were bored inside and wanted it to stop. (That’s all I remember :))

National Harbor, Maryland Well-Lit. It has the Capital Wheel, the Giant Christmas Tree, and fine restaurants and bars to hangout during the weekend. (I bought Cotton Candy from a local Candy shop here.)


Washington DC Someone please transfer to this city 😦 (Company Fellas, listening??? )

Cary, North Carolina Leaving you with a picture of cup-cake and dreamy clouds πŸ™‚

That was my East Coast Visit. I was glad to meet so many new faces on this trip. Meeting families who felt like my distant relatives, Celebrating Diwali with them brought back a plethora of memories. Pre-Diwali party meal preparation, eating a ton of sweets, watching family movies, laughing, and smiling. What-a-stress-buster. Can I do this every month? 😦

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