Monday, March 11, 2013

Traveler Talk! Young and Hanfuk

Young and Hanfuk are here at the hostel for a week-long vacation in the Windy City.  They are both from South Korea: Hanfuk is from Seoul, and Young is from a smaller town just outside of the city.  They came to Chicago for sightseeing, and so far they have accomplished quite a bit.  Everything that they have done, like seeing Millenium Park, UIC, and the Tribune Tower, have been awesome experiences.  They love the architecture here, and are planning on seeing the city from an aerial point of view tomorrow when they visit the Skydeck in Willis Tower.

The diversity here has struck the two of them as the biggest difference between Chicago and Seoul.  It’s very interesting for them to see people of many different nationalities strolling the streets of Chicago.  Young told me that I would definitely notice the difference if I were to visit South Korea because my blonde hair would stick out like a sore thumb.  The variety in cuisine that we have here is also quite different from their hometown.  Hanfuk thinks that it’s pretty awesome how they can have good Korean food here one night, and an excellent burrito the next!

The pair has three more days left for their trip, and all of us here at HI-Chicago wish them happy travels!

By: Intern Sarah Consoer

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