Michael Jackson’s HOUSE (Gary, Indiana)

On another one of my mornings in Chicago, I decided to join my sister on a road trip to Indiana – Illinois’s neighboring state that is a 2-hour drive away from Chicago. As we were in a completely new area, we agreed to explore around a little and found out that Michael Jackson was born in one of the small cities close to Michigan lake. For all the fans – the name of the city is Gary, the population is around 78,000 people.

The town is quite small, but it does have its fair share of shopping centers, cinemas, theaters, and restaurants. Of course, the main reason for which it gets so many visitors is the house where the King of Pop himself was born. It was quite easy to find, as it is located on an intersection named after the Jackson family (Jackson Family Blvd 2300 Jackson St.), so the directions were pretty clear. πŸ™‚

 

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On the outside, a high black fence that keeps the fans out is the only way in which the house differs from the neighboring houses. Of course, nowadays, nobody lives there, so the place is more of a tourist attraction.

 

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London at first sight

Welcome to my blog and my very first post, my friends πŸ™‚

 

Let’s see what London can show and say in 5 hours.

IMG_4208aOnce we landed at the airport, the first thing that caught my attention was the ethical diversity among the airport staff. The second is the positive attitude, English people are very polite, well-organized and well-mannered, and this is an ethnic particularity. We used to hear many stereotypes about the locals. The first impression I got from people at the airport made me break these stereotypes in my mind. Instead, I was greeted with warm treatment, and amazingly, immigrants learned to act the same way.
IMG_4192aI spent only 5 hours in the city but itΒ was enough to fall in love with London. Indeed, this city is unique. You will not be able to find anything like it in the entire world. Generally, Great Britain is located on an island which makes it a country untouched by other cultures. In addition, the country has a rich history; especially London – the city with a long biography as a capital.

 

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