America · Living Abroad · Michigan · Travelling

Five Impressions from Ann Arbor, Michigan

1.) It should really be renamed UMICHville.

The University of Michigan has basically taken over the whole town- from the sprawling university buildings to the prevalence of student housing. Often you pass a large house only to notice the Greek letters labeling it to be a sorority or fraternity house. This is before we even get to sports!

Pretty sculptures on campus

Mirrored buildings- maybe it makes the city look bigger…

Guess the animal…

2.) Sports are a BIG thing here. Ann Arbor has one of the biggest stadiums in the world, and it’s simply a university! The sports complex is massive and the billboards rival those at most professional arenas.

3.) If you want to fit in, make sure you wear some Michigan stash. It’s basically a local uniform!

They even have it in different languages…

They even do ‘Wolverine’ coats for children…

4.) There are a lot of breweries and bars, but they are mostly full or table service – finding a drink is harder than you think.

5.) They like coloured houses. All colours, any colours – ranting from tasteful to terrifying. College colors spread to house decoration as well.

Overall, a highly enjoyable weekend.


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