Nuno Carmo came to Colorado Springs in August. As a Portuguese graduate student studying politics, he was fascinated by the local culture. First off, he didn’t see as many cowboy hats and six-shooters as he expected. Then he found that Americans ate more than cheeseburgers. And he discovered that his electric blue shoes were a little out of place amidst white-collared politicians.
And thus began a steep learning curve that would last five weeks (three in Colorado and two in Washington, D.C.)