Posts Tagged ‘living’

2nd June
written by nuno

Pittsburgh is a relaxing city. As graduate students, our student ID card allow us to ride the Bus and visit any museum for free. This is a nice initiative and a good example of the good interaction between the University and the city of Pittsburgh.

However, the transportation system is far from being perfect. Often times the bus is late, they stop at every 20m and in the hotest days you need a blanket so you don’t freeze to death in the bus.


We are now living on the 5th Avenue in a nice flat.  There are lot of green areas around the house and we have a small terrace where we can enjoy some piece of mind when the road is not so busy, or when the mosquitos are not attacking us.

The weather here is crazy. You can have all seasons within one day. So you really need to check the weather forecast before you leave the house, so you know whether to wear shorts and flip-flops or a fleece and an umbrella.

In Pennsylvania, alcohol cannot be sold in grocery stores. If you want to buy alcohol you need to go to a liquor store. This is really annoying specially when you want to buy some beer to drink with your BBQ meals. Speaking of BBQ, we have a grill and we use it often. 🙂