Lincoln Park is well known for its outstanding arts programs and the rigor of its academics, but there is a lot more to students at LP than meets the eye. This year, students had many learning opportunities not only outside the classroom, but around the world. As Francis Bacon once said, “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.”
Spain and Morocco
Where they went: Madrid, Córdoba, Granada, Torremolinos, Malaga, Gibraltar, Tangier, Fez, Rabat, Casablanca
When: March 9- March 17
Favorite Food: Although travelling abroad offers many amazing opportunities for trying new food, the tapas at El Gallo Ronco in Malaga were Natalie’s, one of the Juniors on the trip, favorite. “The honey goat cheese salad was amazing,” she said. The restaurant was hidden in a small square. “I liked the atmosphere and though the salad was probably easy to make, the whole experience was perfect.”
Favorite Location: The landscape of Spain and Morocco was seamlessly integrated with sloping green pastures speckled with livestock and field workers. Although this was amazing, Kenta, a Freshman, found their favorite place outside of Spain or Morocco. “I love Gibraltar,” they said. Although located in the southern part of Spain, Gibraltar is considered British territory.
Where they went: Venice, Florence, Rome, Vatican City, Pompeii, Capri
When: April 7- April 16
Favorite Food: Brendyn, a Junior, was impressed with Italy’s pizza, saying, “it was so much better than in America.” Florence and Rome boasted delicious pizza, particularly the margherita and fried sausage styles. Overall, Brendyn’s food experience was “really good”.
Favorite Location: Italy is full of incredible sights to see, but for Allison, a Senior, the Sistine Chapel was a standout. Located in the Vatican City, the chapel is one of the most well known pieces of architecture in the world and is adorned with the art of Botticelli and Michelangelo. “It was so beautiful,” Allison said, “I cried!”