Initially, I thought Kate was a dancer. She sits elegantly, with perfect posture, and smiles often. It turns out she's a musician, trained in opera and musical theater. Like Lis, Kate is a traveler. Last year, she took a two month trip to the Netherlands as a part of their child development program and had the opportunity to visit many different cities and countries...
She would hop on a train and see a different city every week... and ended up in Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg! Don't you wish we could be a train ride away from a different world?
This fall, Kate will be moving from Iowa to Spain on a whim. She arrived in Chicago two weeks ago to take the TEFL, an exam to teach English abroad. In Spain, Kate plans to find an apartment and a job in Valencia, as well as travel often to Paris.
While in Chicago, Kate loved the architecture and Navy Pier (but she hasn't ridden the Ferris Wheel yet!). I too love this city's architecture. Did you know that Chicago flourished because it built beautiful buildings and public spaces like Millennium Park in order to coin itself as a "global city"? Although supposedly it's declining since it's booming economic growth in the 90s. :(
|The Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier - featured in one of my art books.|
Anyway! Kate recommends reading The House on Mango Street and watching Waking Ned Divine. I have not read or watched either, although I've heard great things about The House on Mango Street! Thanks for the recommendations, Kate! I wish you all the best in Spain. Please feel free to write to us about your travels and the people you meet along the way! :)
And to my readers, would you pick up and move spontaneously to another country? I'm seriously thinking about it now! I'd love to hear your thoughts!