Our university research here in Detroit is going well; we are collecting responses in the selected areas and all the work that we made in the first part of our stay is really paying of (networking, meet people involved in local organisations and local activities, find event and community meeting etc…). Unfortunately we haven’t yet reached the required number of responses in order to conduct a research statistically valid and so, in accord with our professors, our contact here in Detroit and, especially, our families we decided to stay a little bit more. We changed the return flight (now it’s on May 31), we’ve extended the lease of our car and also for our room: fortunately there weren’t any requests for it. So we can officially say “Detroit, we’re still here!“
We went in Eastern Market for buy fruit and vegetbles and, since we missed Italy a little, we stopped at Supino for a pizza (seriously guys, here pizza is pretty much the same as the real Italian one!). We discovered also a Record Store just on the other side of the street and so we spent more or less one hour for find some good deals. Peoples Records: a ery nice place with very good prices!
It’s time to get working, now. After we finished with the organisation of the extension of our stay we continued the work for our thesis: we read local newspapers, we sent emails and we started to organise our extra month in Detroit. Fortunately our contacts here suggested us some events and community meeting organised in May to which we could take part.
Finally is Saturday evening and so… El Club! It is an all ages arts venue in Southwest Detroit, we listened live thecno music and it was pretty nice!
On Sunday we passed the morning at home and in the afternoon we had in plan a Soup in Spaulding Court (Corktown area) but once there we discovered that the event has been postponed until next Sunday so, since we had free time, we went to the Avis office near the airport for renew the rental agreement of our car and after that we’ve been to Macy’s!