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While I was in Europe, I impulse bought tickets to see Taylor Swift perform in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She had performed in Chicago two days before I arrived and was in Australia a couple of weeks before I returned, so I was determined to see her. Travelling interstate meant that I got to have a night in the capital of Illinois, Chicago. Although I …
Well my luck ran true with my arrival in Chicago. Directions followed and no hotel in sight. A spot of surfing later and it turns out the directions were wrong and the Motel 6 is actually 25 miles outside of Downtown Chicago! Compounded with an Expedia F-Up (to be blunt) and a double booking at an alternate hotel I ended up 7 miles out of town for …
Chicago is called the Windy City and they are not wrong, although they could call it the Freezing City as well... apparently it is actually quite nice at the moment, only -5 or so. First up is the Millenium Park with Cloud Gate, a big mirrored bean shaped thing which is great for taking photos. Nearby is the Art Institute which has an incredible …
We had our first taste of the city getting around on the "L", saw some of the fantastic architecture, the famous 'Sears' (now Willis) tower was however quite unimpressive.
We decided to finish a day of sightseeing by tasting the local 'delicacy'..Chicago Deep Dish Pizza.
Don't let the name fool you though, this is no Pizza, it' …
We were pretty tired when we pulled into Chicago. One never does get the requisite amount of sleep on such overnight trains... We walked out of the train station and took a little longer than usual to decide which way we had to go to find our hostel (Johnsen's wonderful navigation mind was just a little slower than usual due to exhaustion) which …
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