Starved Rock State Park et Matthiessen, merveilles naturelles de l’Illinois.

J’ai remarqué que quand je dis USA on me répond  » Oh! les grands espaces, NYC, la Californie, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Grand Canyon, LA… » Il faut dire que le Midwest ne fait pas partie des grands favoris des visiteurs étrangers. D’ailleurs mis à part Chicago, je pense n’avoir jamais entendu quelqu’un dire  » je prévois…

My top 3 for authentic Italian food in Chicago

If we had to choose the United States foodie capital, Chicago would certainly be in the top 3. Not only is the city full of gourmets, but it also benefits from the fact that each culture brings something different to the rich foodie scene of the Windy City. People love to eat in Chicago, the…

First Albanian Bektashi Tekke in the U.S

No need to remind you of my interest and fascination with Bektashism and Bektashi heritage. Most of you already know that I have tried to visit every Tekke or Turba that I found on my way when I was living in Albania. So when I heard about the first (and the only) Albanian Bektashi center…

Where to go out in Tirana?

It only takes a short time when in Albania to understand that the country of eagles is in fact the country of coffeeshop and bars. Coffee, as in many Mediterranean cultures, is part of everyday life, to the point that one often translates various actions by « drinking a coffee ». So, we do not go out for a…