Despite it's carnaval in the Netherlands, sometimes it's looks like carnaval in Portland. A city which is a little crazy in a good way.
03.02.2013 - 10.02.2013 7 °C
Last thurday I left Seattle and travelled in 4 hours to Portland. Staying with my old friend Joselyn - she lived in Seattle 8 years ago - in a close city which is called Vancouver. Yes, the name is similar to the Canadian city. But before that, I had a lot of fun in Seattle...
Monday: Meeting at advertising company Copacino
An advertising agency which has 30 employees and advices companies like the Seattle Mariners (baseball), the aquarium and Pike place market. Learning: Using every employee in their strength helps every company to a higher level. They work with different specialists which forms a team with account managers.
Tuesday: Who moved my cheese?
I read a great book which I want to recommend to everyone. It's a way for everyone to take a look in the mirror and take a look at your life. "What would I do when I wasn't afraid?" Watch the next video about this great story. PS. The second part is the best part
Wednesday: Watch an American trial
My host Jena Robinson is an attorney and had a trail scheduled for Wednesday. The case: a divorced couple where the husband wants to see his daughter with having a dark past. The whole story is to long to explain.
This day I saw the attorneys making their statements and the witnesses answering questions. Learning: trust the good of people but don't get to naive. There is sometimes danger which you don't see with your eyes.
At Thursday I enjoyed the sun and took the bus in the afternoon. I said goodbye to my friends Jena, Chloe, Jose, Silverio, Dawn and after 4 hours saw my friend Joselyn again. After skyping with my friends from Broekhuizen in carnaval suits and Luuk Arts in Norway at friday night (was gezellig mannen!) , I explored the city on Saturday and enjoyed the nightlife. Without knowing anyone I just went into bars and had great conversations. On Sunday Joselyn took me up to Multnomah Falls and I enjoyed a great hike at beautiful waterfalls and nature.
The coming week I will visit a sushi restaurant, The Portland Timbers (MLS Soccer club) and hopefully visit the headquarters of Nike. I met someone at Saturday night which is working there. Hopefully she can help and set up a meeting. At Friday or Monday next week I will probably leave Portland and make a long travel to San Francisco!!