I would always wish for a button in my life that would transport me to a world full of joy and happiness. Guess what? My wish just got granted by a Genie called ‘Houston’. Yes, Houston is a place where fun lets you be a part of its world.
So there I was, with my backpack of expectations, all set to explore Houston. As mentioned in my opening line of being transported into a different world, I decided to first visit the Space Center and do myself the favor of getting transported into a fun world. I was amazed with what I was looking at.
Powered by NASA’s technology, this place looked far from real. Humongous space crafts, astronauts, space related games galore, I was told by a staff there are almost 250 different things to do here. Amongst all, I decided to shortlist the Blastoff theatre. I must say it was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life. I always wanted to feel what a real astronaut would feel like when the blast off takes place. This theatre just does that. It put you in the driver’s seat and gives you the feel of launching into space. I was so excited that I did not want to come back. I was further updated on things like the current space flights, astronaut training activities, and exploration details of Mars. It was an out-of-the-world experience for sure. Now, it was time to get back to the real world and have more fun. After the skies and space, it was time to have some underwater fun.
As I arrived to a place called Downtown Aquarium, I just realized that it was not only an aquarium but a sea world built to fascinate. Right from a 17th century Spanish Galleon shipwreck to a rainforest to a sunken temple…really intriguing stuff. Thought all these sounded like I was a part of an adventure-thriller movie, it was for real and happening before my eyes.
The sights that really stole my heart and gave me goose-bumps were the White tigers of the Maharaja Temple. They were looking so dignified and exotic, that I was just about to foolishly ask to take one home and pet it.
A day full of amusement and excitement was coming to an end and I did not want to stop till I got enough. I realized in Houston, ‘enough’ would be an understatement as there are uncountable things you can do in this place. Since it was getting dark, I was in a mood to party. Prior to my visit I had found about a lounge called Avani Lounge – one of the best places for food, music and of course dance.
Boy oh boy, was I surprised or what, as soon as I entered, I was greeted with the Brazilian dancers who had built up a carnival atmosphere. The energy was spell-bounding. The DJ was spinning house, hip-hop, reggae and even to my amusement bollywood music.
As soon the bollywood music started, I saw some Indians on the floor. What a sight it was to see these folks doing their stuff with signature bollywood moves and yes not to forget, the pelvic thrusts. Everything here was captivating, the food, the dance floor and the spirits too. What a day it was. Indeed, a day well spent. But I was sure I had just seen 0.001% of what Houston had to offer. I promised to myself and Houston in one of the famous statements from a movie –‘I’ll be back’.
About the Author -
Charles is an avid traveler and writes travel articles for various travel websites sharing his personal experiences. His recent delight was Houston Things To Do where he would love to go back and hit the road again!