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История Ельцовой Екатерины и Калининой Александры


2. История Ельцовой Екатерины и Калининой Александры

Участницы программы Work and Travel USA 2014

Hi, dear CIEE! Our names are Alexandra and Ekaterina. We are students from Tula in Russia. We are participants of CIEE Summer Work and Travel program 2014. It was the greatest culture experience in our life and the best summer. That's why we want to share our experience with you. Let's go!
We managed to work in two states: Colorado and California as housekeepers. We earned enough money to live, go out, travel and just have fun, especially in California. 
We really liked the atmosphere and people in the USA. American people are friendly, positive. It is really easy to make new friends there and if you are a tourist don't be afraid of any troubles cause American people are always ready to help.
We worked hard, but our weekends were amazing. For example, we spent a lot of free time tanning in California beaches, we even watched Vans Surfing Competition in Huntington Beach. As we lived in LA we didn't miss the opportunity to visit world famous places like Universal Studio, Walk of Flame in Hollywood, Chinese Theatre and Hollywood sign. One day we even saw the movie shot by Universal Studio in Hollywood, of course. It was unreal to see the shooting process with our own eyes. Also we went shopping in Rodeo Drive (Beverly Hills). So many expensive cars and shops - it just takes your breath! We couldn't imagine how happy we were that day!
After finishing our work-part of the program we decided to relax in other parts of the USA. Our first stop was fabulous Las Vegas: hot weather, amusements and hot night shows. There was one of the wonders of the world - the Grand Canyon- not far from Vegas. We were shocked with its landscape and depth. Here you realize how a person is insignificant in comparison with the nature. On the way back from Vegas we got to Hoover Dam. It is famous for being shown in mass media and computer games.
And the last step of our trip was 'Big Apple' (NY). We were there for three days and saw almost everything to 'feel' the city.
That was out summer 2014. Now we are definitely going to come back because there are a lot of places left to visit and things to see.