It was great to finally get the chance to walk around the City of Poughkeepsie and get a firsthand experience of the town Steven and I were about to become very involved with. By simply walking up and down Main Street, we were able to get a glimpse of the variety of cultures and hidden gems Poughkeepsie has to offer. The Latin American restaurant Nelly’s is just one of the many authentic cuisines on Main Street. The delicious aroma that fills your nose once you walk into their restaurant instantly takes you into a wonderful lively culture of Latin America. Although it was about 10am, I still wanted to order one of their delicious choices. I cannot wait to visit again.
A little ways down, we visited El Tule and Giselle’s Bakery and constantly asked questions about the different foods they offered there. Like visiting Nelly's, it was exciting to enter a store and find a niche with authentic cuisine of a specific culture. I look forward to getting the opportunity to explore these places time and again, tasting the variety of flavors.