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The first time I walked into downtown Chicago in May of 2001 I fell in love with this city.  I had just moved here, sight unseen, and the lake, Buckingham Fountain, the sky line, everything about this city spoke to me as if I had just come home after a long absence.  It wasn’t long after that I tasted Thai food for the first time and soon after that, Cuban food.

I lived in Singapore for a short time as a child and have travelled to Hong Kong and Italy, but Chicago had a new diversity that I had not experienced before.  Six years later I graduated from Loyola University with a degree in International Studies.  Now I live in Albany Park with my husband and our daughter.  Our neighborhood, according to the Albany Park Neighborhood Council, is the third most diverse zip code in the United States.

I am constantly exploring the city to find new, interesting, and informative cultural experiences.  I love all the sights, sound, and tastes that are brought to our city by the vibrant immigrant population and I try to gain a better understanding of our world as a whole through the resources available to us on a daily basis.

To learn more about why I chose to start this blog read my first post Pursuit of Knowledge.

If you are aware of any cultural organizations or events that I have not yet discovered please share them with me. I am constantly looking for new information.

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  1. September 30, 2009 11:20 pm

    Terrific city, terrific blog! And who doesn’t like Cuban cuisine, seriously!

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