041 : Experience America | All about Illinois

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  1. Tell me something unique about the people
    • Humble / Down to earth
    • Chill
    • They like food
  2. Tell me about your favorite food
    • Gyros (Dipped submarine sandwich)
    • Pizza
    • Many different types of foods
      • Chicago has a lot of different cultures
    • Filipino food (Pancit)
  3. Tell me how long you lived there
    • 1993 – 2001 (Chicago)
    • Illinois – whole life
  4. Tell me about the scenery
    • Known for its’ vastness of land
    • Lots of flat land
    • Some valleys and peaks
    • Extremely large
    • Specifically Chicago
      • A lot of high rises
      • Lots of skyscrapers
      • People come from all over the world to see the architecture
  5. 3 Must see places
    • City of Chicago (Northside – Wrigleyville etc)
      • Come in the spring or early summer (Architecture, taking a kayak through the river, during St. Patrick’s Day the whole river is died green)
    • Starved Rock – Perfect for hiking, has waterfalls , Close to 100 miles of hiking trails, a former Indian reserve
    • Galena, Illinois – Beautiful spot for shopping for antique scenes, beautiful drive in the fall and spring
    • “The Chicago Bean” – A really cool piece of art that was created several years back
      • Chase bank bought the rights to name a particular park
      • They commissioned a piece of art from a well-known artist
      • From a certain vantage point you can actually see the entire skyline of the city of Chicago
      • You can walk around and underneath it
    • “The Sears Tower”
      • Was once the tallest building in the country
    • “Buckingham fountain”
  6. Final thoughts/advice
    • Be prepared for a fantastic time with people
    • People are welcoming in Illinois
    • If you are there, people just think you belong
    • Everyone is pretty chill and relaxed
    • Consider renting a car (better than public transportation)
    • Food – always something to eat. You won’t be disappointed.
    • You can always ask for help (People are kind)

 

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