Friday, April 12, 2013

Traveler Talk! Minaz

In the lobby of Hostelling International Chicago, you are likely to meet people from all kinds of backgrounds with all kinds of stories.  Some may come from huge cosmopolitan areas, and they’ll see Chicago as a good sized city with a relaxed ambiance.  And on the other end of the spectrum, you’ll find Minaz.  He is a graduate student from Arkansas that came to Chicago for the weekend to sit in on a few classes.  As soon as he arrived in the city, he was blown away by its immensity.  He came to the pretty accurate conclusion that “you could get lost in just one of those stores on State Street!”

As he was trying to escape the sea of buildings, he stumbled across his favorite place in the city.  In his opinion, walking down Michigan Avenue is “a breath of fresh air,” and he loves looking at the architecture while simultaneously feeling like he is out in the open.  Minaz is also a big fan of the Skydeck in Willis Tower.  He didn’t come out and say it explicitly, but I’m guessing that his love for it also has something to do with the fact that you can be right in the middle of the city, but still feel as though you are on the outside looking in.

Minaz has really enjoyed the hostel itself.  He stated that “you can’t beat the cleanliness and location” of our building.  While he’s here, Minaz discovered that even though he loves the food selection that we have here, he is unfortunately not a supporter of deep dish pizza.  He does love our hotdogs though, and that means that he can stay as long as his heart desires!

Good luck on your MBA, and see you next time Minaz!

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