Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I Love Baltimore

As some people might know, I've been staying in Baltimore since mid-June. Unfortunately, I will have to leave in order to move to my new job in Southern Illinois, but before I do that, I want to express my love for this amazing, beautiful, and welcoming city.

The people of Baltimore are incredible. I've lived in many places but I have never met such warm, nice, and welcoming people as here. You literally can't go outside without passersby smiling at you, greeting you, and telling you how wonderful you look.

There are tons of places to have fun in the downtown and Mount Vernon areas. A great place to go and relax is the Baltimore Comedy Factory. After your first visit, all drinks are free, so all you have to pay is the $17 entrance fee. For those who are fed up with the inane kind of entertainment offered by Hollywood movies, a comedy club is a great alternative.

Another great thing to do is to walk around the Baltimore harbor. There are bars, resataurants, sidewalk musicians, and all kinds of fun activities going on at night and during the day. We often walk from our house in Mount Vernon straight to the port and it's the most enjoyable walk you can imagine.

The city isn't huge. As of 2008, the population of Baltimore was around 636,919. This gives Baltimore a nice, cozy, yet happening and fun atmosphere.

I'm hoping to return here many times in the coming years. This is a great city and if you get a chance to travel here, I know you won't be sorry.


Anonymous said...

It's funny how your description of Baltimore clashes with the image people often have of this place.

Clarissa said...

I know, I heard some scary stories before I came here. Now I don't understand what the hell people were talking about.. This is a great place.