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our reflections are there!
When I saw the tall buildings and crowded streets, I almost cried, haha. The city girl is back in her element, yay!!! When we were in Detroit downtown it was early for the game. The arena's doors would open at 6:00pm and it was still 2:30pm, so we had a lot time to kill. Well it took us a little long time to find the parking place, haha. But we finally did it. Now don't forget where we parked, haha.

Since we had time to kill we would take a look around and grab something to eat. Where to go? Hey! don't ask me, I'm the guest ;) We would go to "Greektown". In order to go there we had to take the train. We arrived to the train stop when it was just leaving oh no!!! hopefully it'd come frequently because it's cold and I wasn't wearing more than a sweater and my coat.
Greektown
Oh! and gloves, but that wasn't enough, brrrr. And 5 min later the train was there, yay!

The drive to Greektown didn't take more than 15min. Ok, why do they call this area Greektown? Well, maybe because all the restaurants over there are Greek, haha. Eric called a friend to ask for some advice but the place she recommended was closed, ughhh. So now we were by our own. Greektown wasn't that big, so we decided to walk along the main street and go inside the place we liked the most. And so we did...

All the places had Greek names and we ended going in to one called "Pegasus". It was a very good choice. I liked the food and the OPA spectacle. To drink we ordered a Greek white whine. Mmm, how was it? I liked it and it made me warm, yay! I wasn't cold anymore, plus I got my "Asian glow" ;) Around 5pm we went back to the Stadium.
me!!!


We arrived there too early. The doors were still closed, so instead of stand there and freeze ourselves, we'd take a walk around. It was cold, but my Asian glow was protecting me, haha. A couple of pics later, we went back to the arena in order to go inside. The game was: Detroit "Red Wings" vs Montreal "Canadiens" and there were a lot of Canadian fans over there. Well, you just have to cross the bridge in order to be in Canada, haha.

The Hockey Game was a whole new experience to me. Hockey is no popular by us... so it was something new, that's for sure, hehe. I could relate the whole vibe to the one you feel if you are in a soccer game, everyone cheering for their team. Haha, sports are sports :)  Of course, I needed Eric to explain me the rules of the game; otherwise I'd have been completely lost.
Game started
When we just arrived the arena looked empty, but as the time went by it became crowded and crowded.

At 7pm the teams came out and started to practice. And at 7:30pm the game started. I was a bit confused at the beginning, but started to understand it better while the time went by. Unfortunately Red Wings didn't win. And some people started to leave early. That's sad... You don't make it to your team...

At 10pm we started our drive to the hotel. And after getting lost and drove around for some time we found the way to the highway and after almost 1hr we arrived to Lancing our final destination...


malvin_soh says:
hehe...you know me well, yadi...I'll be back to see the rest of US for sure!!! it's OCD for travellers.
Posted on: Dec 04, 2008
yadilitta says:
Wow! It's so cool I made you remember your first reactions in Detroit, haha. Oh! So bad you weren't in town that weekend. It'd have been awesome meeting you... yes, I'm back in warm Lima now :P
Posted on: Dec 04, 2008
yadilitta says:
Yes, I found the city groove, haha. I remember, you skipped this city, but who knows. Eventually you'd be back, hehe.
Posted on: Dec 04, 2008
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our reflections are there!
our reflections are there!
Greektown
Greektown
me!!!
me!!!
Game started
Game started
how to get there???
how to get there???
a Catholic church in Greektown
a Catholic church in Greektown
waiting for the train
waiting for the train
All the Greek names, haha
All the Greek names, haha
this was the restaurant
this was the restaurant
nice atmosphere of the restaurant
nice atmosphere of the restaurant
Downtown Detroit
Downtown Detroit
walking around, so tiny...
walking around, so tiny...
Canada........
Canada........
The Joe Louis!
The Joe Louis!
so empty...
so empty...
America and Canada
America and Canada
teams started to practice
teams started to practice
practice time
practice time
it was packed!
it was packed!
the entrance
the entrance
ticket again
ticket again
my bracelets were with me all the …
my bracelets were with me all the…
The puck
The puck
The puck
The puck
in our way to Lancing, can we find…
in our way to Lancing, can we fin…
Detroit Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Great Greek atmosphere in Greektown - Pegasus Taverna
Last time in Detroit we had dinner in Greektown and ate under a pretend grape arbor, listening to Greek music and nearly continuous cries of "Opa!" Th… read entire review
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