It Begins. With Fútbol, Of Course…

I’ve been in this country just over a week and eaten empanadas on five separate occasions. We even made some today in our “end-of-orientation-welcome-treat” in addition to a horseback ride and a brief dance lesson.  (Even with Google’s aid, none of us can manage to remember what the dance is called.)   Needless to say, we’ve …

Welcome To “Chicago”

Sunday: Jake and I devoured our leftover empanadas for brunch (?) and finally rallied around one or so to explore our neighborhood.  We walked through Lincoln Park towards Millennium Park to check out the Bean and the Art Institute.  Just kidding (the “bean” is the cover photo, called the Floralis Genérica).  But both of us felt …

The City That Actually Never Sleeps

Thursday: I landed in Buenos Aires at around 8am local time (two hours ahead of Chicago) and made it through customs by about 9. After taking a shuttle downtown from the airport, I walked about two miles to my hostel (in retrospect, a cab would have been nice).  I arrived at Milhouse Hostel around 11am. After …

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” - Leonardo da Vinci

Slow Down and Look Up

This past summer, I interned with a retail insights company located on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.  For those who don’t know, the “Magnificent Mile” is one of nation’s premier streets for shopping, and also a top destination for the city’s tourists.  One afternoon, I found myself headed to lunch with my boss on a gorgeous …