Last week, we were assigned an area on the map at random to walk through independently. It was a very interesting experience because I have never really been alone, especially not when walking through big city, ESPECIALLY not walking through a a big city in another country! However, to my surprise, I actually really enjoyed the experience. It was three hours of me being alone with my thoughts. I noticed so many small details I would have missed if I were walking with others. I find that when I am walking with other, I am so focused on conversation and keeping up pace, that I probably walk right past so much! For this experience, I chose to focus on parks, or “placas.” Every park I encountered on my walk, I took a seat and silently observed for a while. Here are some photos describing what I saw!