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Living Chicago

Last summer has changed me in a way I couldn’t have imagined. I lived an intercultural experience that I’ll never forget. The people I met in EF Chicago filled a small but also huge piece of my heart and I learned much more than a language.

If you ask me if I would repeat I say: OF COURSE! And I’m certain I will.

 

 

Such thoughts make me miss Chicago a lot so I leave you with the second video:

 

Never think twice and go for it!


Sweet home

Hi bloggers! I’m in my country now and it’s more difficult to post cause everything has changed and my point of view is very different from here but I want to take profit of this situation.

 

First af all I’ve been uploading my Flickr, which you can find at the right column.

There you can find not only interesting new photos but also – in my opinion, you know – good explanations about the places I’ve been to, the people I met etc.

I’m only able to upload 300Mb a month (and a maximum of 200 photos)  so I have to prepare a very small selection (I don’t like it).

 

On the other hand I’m planning to open a new page (like the other one, “About“, where you can enter and read why I started this blog). There I will tell you important facts and all kind of useful things about Chicago (and EF also).
So check it out soon!


Last days

This week I’ve been too busy to post regularly because I’m leaving on Sunday and I didn’t want to miss anything about this great city, but I will finish to tell you all my experience as soon as I arrive home.

Bye Bye Chicago Bye bye Chicago!

 

Now I’m going to prepare some postcards I’ve to send to Spain and read a rolling paper from my classmates saying goodbye :$.

The experience doesn’t finish here!!


Coldplay

These are my best holidays ever! (Or as American people say, my best “vacations”)

This weekend Lollapalooza’s Festival is being held in Chicago, at 50 metres from my residence.

Yesterday I could listen to Coldplay’s performance live from behind the stage, lying on the grass. Even being outside I felt I was the luckiest person in the world.

A video I’ve uploaded to youtube where you can watch the emotive ending of the concert, awesome.


Fireworks

On Saturday there was a party at I-house (International House, a residence in Unversity of Chicago Campus) but we had to take a Metra at 5am to come back. I preferred to go to Navy Pier, because there were fireworks and we wanted to see it.

I don’t regret having gone there. It was fantastic! It lasted several minutes and the most impressive thing is that the music matched the performance, for instance, when the lirics of the song said “love” there was a heart-shaped firework.

(I took hundreds of photos with the speed mode)

What is more, we know some Mexican-American guys who told us about a couple of interesting places or things to do.

As you can see in the picture I got a fortune cookie. OMG! I don’t know where it is! 😦 I’ll be unlucky now, hahah.

It was fun because that boys have the tradition to end the sentence in the cookie with “at the bed” (en la cama). I remember quite well, it was something like “your emotions will be sensitive and strong (at the bed)”.

 

Oh! And it was a great night because we found another supermarket! Yeey! It’s called Dominick’s and it’s at the same distance than the other one but the opposite way (behind Marylin’s sculpture).


Absentmindedness

Friday evening I went to Hancock Tower with some friends. The aim was to see over the city at night.

I didn’t remember that somebody had told me if you go to the restaurant (instead of the Observatory) you don’t have to pay anything. Therefore we paid $16 each. However it was worth it. Watch yourself:

This is a 94th floor and the lift takes only 40sec!

 

Before going to the Tower we had been to Chicago Summerdance, but it wasn’t what we had expected. That’s why we went to Hancock.


Ovo

Yesterday night we went to see le Cirque du Soleil at United Center. The organisation was poor and it was raining cats and dogs but the performance was AWESOME, as always. This time story was about insects. It had some funny parts and also scary ones; due to the difficulty of the acrobatics.
It wasn’t full so we were able to occupy some goods seats.

Alex, I missed you sooo much 😦

 

 

This afternoon’s class has been funny. We’ve gone to the park to play fresbee and talk about the film we saw yesterday at class. I’ll publish some photos as soon as possible.

After that some of us (teacher included) went to take ice-cream to Dunkin Donuts. I don’t recommend you the “pistacho&almond” flavour.

Oh girls, we’ve the Robert Norris University Football Team being moved to Fornelli ; )