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From the Twin Cities to the Queen City

I had got accustomed to life in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The warm hospitality, the nice summer weather, an occasional ice cream cone at Izzy’s, pizza at Davani’s, shopping at Super America or the nearest Target, hanging out with my host families, playing football [soccer] every Saturday with a group of Ugandan residents, lectures in the Roach Centre at the University of St. Thomas, van rides to different destinations and of course my cosy apartment. Life was good and simple.

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Minnesota nice

Minnesota nice

This is my first visit to the US. Everything I knew about this country was what I saw on television or what I read in books. But thanks to the World Press Institute fellowship, I have the opportunity to see it first-hand. Before I came here, I stereotyped Americans as people who don’t give a damn about foreigners. After all, many Americans are expatriates. How wrong I was that I actually feel a bit embarrassed.

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