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Let’s dance…

I finally found some time to upload some pictures that I took at our last dance. Hope you enjoy! I’ll write more soon…

“Are you one of Americas most wanted?”

I can’t actually believe that I’ve really been there. Chicago. An awesome city, that scares, amazes and overwhelmes you and is just a great place to go to. We spend today there with German Club after we visited the Chicago Christkindlmarket which is a christmas market based on the one in Nuernberg. It smelled like home and a lot of the exhibitors were from places in Germany such as Plauen, Schoenwald and Stuttgart that are not far away from where I (used to) live. After we walked around the market we began to dicover Chicago which was quite exciting. We saw a lot of really tall buildings, Chicago’s rush hour, yellow cabs, scary streets, got to get to be asked questions by some random street musicians like the one above and didn’t really know where to go first. Tomorrow I’ll go there again and can’t wait for it. One’s for sure: More pictures are gonna come!

It’s one of the cities where you get lost really easily. It’s a huge city and it’s just awesome, but it can also be dangerous. I got so excited and did’t even realize that it was nearly negative 15 Grad Celsius. A great experience. There’s a lot to discover and you get to know a completely different part of America. Poor and rich live close together. You realize that when you see all the homeless people on Chicagos streets and on the other hand the rich ones that buy hats for 98$ at Macys. You start to ask yourselve why the world is so unjust and realize how good your own life though is.

Thanskgiving 2008

Sorry guys. Right now there are only two pictures that capture my 2008 Thanksgiving experience. Turkey pictures as well as my impressions of Black Friday will be posted later on. 

Ok, here I go again. Finally I find time to tell you about the experiences I had on Thanksgiving. My first impression was that Thanksgiving is a widely celebrated familyday in the States where the whole family comes together and has a good time. It’s a great opportunity to take pictures as well and here are some of those we took.

Thanksgiving celebrates the arrival of the Mayflower, but if somebody would ask me…It’s basically tree days of eating and spending a great time with the family! We had two big turkeys, ten pounds mashed potatoes, pies and the norwegian specieality Lefsa. It was sooo good and dinner was awesome that day. Just eat, don’t stop and don’t care for calories.

Turkeytime!

After the big dinner on Thursday your’re eating leftovers for the next couple of days and get ready for Black Friday as well. Shopping, big Sales and a lot of fun! We got up at four in the morning and went shopping until 9 a.m. It was so much fun and there were pretty good sales at several stores. People fought over toys at TOYS ‘R US after they stood in line for 2 hours. They just went crazy! Thanksgiving and Black Frdiay are days I’ll never forget, because the whole family was together and we just had a great time. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes he can.

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

Can he? America is waiting.

Ok guys. Der naechste grosse State der ausgezaehlt wird ist Florida. Da Obama vorausichtshalber die gesamte Westcoast gewinnt (California) und schon Staaten der Ostkueste hat und unteranderem Ohio und Pennsylvania muss er nur noch Florida gewinnen, um President der USA zu werden. In Wisconsin hat er zumindest gewonnen.

Ich kann euch sagen, es ist hier gerade verdammt spannend um 9:10 p.m. Ortszeit. Ihr koennt euch nicht vorstellen, wie genial es ist hier zu sein, wenn entschieden wird, wer die Welt die naechsten vier oder auch acht Jahre anfuehren wird. The most powerful guy of the world.

Das nur ein ganz kurzer Bericht aus den Staaten heute, nachdem ich in der Schule fuer Obama gevotet habe und auch eine richtige amerikanische Pollstation besucht habe. Es ist verdammt spannend! In Deutschland bekommt ihr um drei Uhr morgends bestimmt nicht so viel mit, aber hier gluehen die Newsstations. Wir werden sehen, wie es ausgeht… ich verfolge die Nachrichten jetzt weiter.

GO OBAMA!

Trick or Treat – Halloween in America!

Ok guys. We don’t really need a lot of words here. Halloween is awesome and Trick or Treating is awesome. We had so much fun today and came home with a lot of Candy. I bet it’s more than one kilogram.
Just let the pictures speek…

        

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It was great to experience the spirit Americans showed and it was fun to see alll the decorated houses. Some people were even dressed up when they opened the door.

Six Flags Great America, Chicago

Fright Fest. You might not exactly know what that is, but I can tell it’s awesome. As Halloween comes up on October 31st, America is getting ready for this event with the opening of Hounting Houses and Fright Fests where you get scared and frightened and where people usually have a lot of fun. I went to one of those Fright Fests last Sunday with the Cultural Exchange Club of Hamilton, located in the Roller Coaster Park Six Flags Great America, Chicago. We had lots of fun riding all those roller caosters and enjoying the atmosphere of Halloween.

It was just awesome! We rode all of the thirteen Roller Coasters such as Vertical Velocity or Ragin Bull which was by far my favourite!

 

 

I experienced my first loops and I was quite suprised that it was so much fun! I now can understand why people can get addicted to Roller Coasters 😀 . 

It was such a great time we had there, even though we often had to wait more than 30 minutes to get on a ride, but the atmosphere of Disney that was created by Bugs Bunny and Goofie Figures relieved the waiting time. We certainly wanna go there again before I head home for Germany next year!

 


I take my chance…

Dank des Parlamentarischen Patenschafts Programms werde ich tatsächlich ein Jahr in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika verbringen. Hier könnt ihr alles rund um die Vorbereitungen meines Austauschjahres erfahren und ab August 2008 natürlich auch über mein Leben in den USA. Bilder gibts dann natürlich auch zu sehen. Ich wünsche euch viel Spaß beim Lesen und würde mich über Kommentare und Gästebucheinträge freuen!
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