Friday, March 22, 2013

Traveler Talk! Casey

Casey is a student at the University of Iowa, and she chose HI-Chicago for her spring break destination this year!  I had the chance to catch up with her on her last day at the hostel, and she had a lot of interesting things to say about her trip.  She came to Chicago with a friend from school, and while they was here, they thought that it would be a good idea to check out some of the schools in the area, so they spent some time exploring the University of Chicago.  They also mastered the CTA and ventured out to Evanston to see Northwestern University.
Chicago is just the most recent stop in Casey’s travel history.  She’s originally from Tainan, Taiwan, and she has taken trips to Greece and Turkey in the past.  Along with her native Taiwanese and English (which she has completely mastered), she also speaks Korean, Mandarin, and is currently studying Japanese.  This multi-talented girl is a Journalism student, and hopes to use her language skills throughout her career.  While in Chicago, Casey had a chance to see the sights, and one of her favorite places was Millenium Park.  She loved the uniqueness of the Bean, and the overall architecture in the city intrigues her because it’s very different from the buildings in her hometown.
She didn’t get to spend much time soaking up the sun on her spring break because it’s been so cold here lately, but luckily she did get to enjoy some time outside today.  When the sun wasn’t shining, she took refuge in museums like the Art Institute.  She loved looking at all the unique pieces there, especially the artwork in the Picasso exhibit.  The fact that she was able to have an awesome time despite the wind and cold weather is one of the things that she will remember most about her trip.  We are pretty well prepared for the elements here, and she liked that we know how to have a good time no matter what crazy state the weather is in.

Have a safe trip home Casey, and we’re glad that you had a great experience in Chicago!

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