All posts tagged: Ask a Local

Ask a Local: Kayla Rae Whitaker, Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville bridge

How long have you lived here: One year. Still feels very new.

Three words to describe the climate:
Because it’s July, humid – on some days, the air feels like drinking cotton. In the winters, damp. But in the fall – particularly the long falls – and the spring, it feels forgiving.

Best time of year to visit? NOT DERBY. May is a beautiful time in Kentucky, but Derby snarls Louisville traffic in the worst possible way. I say this as a newcomer to the city (while I wrote about Louisville, I had never lived there until this year). It only took one Derby weekend for me to see some of the most ridiculous displays of driving I’ve ever seen. Early summer is a good bet. Fall’s nice too.

Ask a Local: Kayla Rae Whitaker, Louisville, Kentucky
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Ask a Local: Antti Tuomainen, Helsinki, Finland

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One of Antti Tuomainen’s favorite places in Helsinki is the beautiful Kaivopuisto park and the Baltic shore on the southernmost tip of downtown Helsinki, pictured here on a December morning.

 

Your name: Antti Tuomainen

Current city or town: Helsinki, Finland

How long have you lived here: 44 years

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Ask a Local: Dagoberto Gilb, Austin, TX

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Austin Texas Lake Front

 

In this month’s Ask A Local, Dagoberto Gilb offers us a glimpse of Austin, TX in the form of a micro-interview.

Your name: Dagoberto Gilb

Current city or town: Austin, Texas

How long have you lived here? 15 years 

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Ask a Local: Alice Burdick, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

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Your name: Alice Burdick

Current city or town: Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

How long have you lived here: I’ve lived in Mahone Bay since 2008, so eight years, and just outside Lunenburg for five years before that. I moved to Halifax in 2002 and lived there for around a year, after growing up in Toronto and mainly living there, but also in Espanola Ontario and British Columbia—in Vancouver and near Roberts Creek.

Ask a Local: Alice Burdick, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
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