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Travel Blogs from Westmont
... the sleep apparently, me especially! Eli and Tatiana, his German friend from exchange who was about to go backpacking in Hawaii, were our first guests in the van for a meal! Oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, and of course our seedy selection! After dishes in the apartment, so that we didn't have to do the good old pumping wash production, and some cleaning of the van we set out on the town Yelping our way around. We dropped by Trader Joe's for a few provisions such as jelly ...
... New York, Niagara Falls, Boston and Washington D.C. are all perfectly 12 hours behind Perth which is very convenient when you have a standard 12-hour watch that has no date!
The second thing we did was to meet our wonderful apartment host, Brian (or one half of the hosting couple to be more accurate). Such a friendly host who took time to orientate us into his home and his city. He reminded us that the next Chicago-Boston ice hockey game was being played that ...
... the magnificent mile, see the Chicago sign and head to Andys Jazz bar for a quick beer and some eccentric piano playing! Afterwards we headed to the John Hancock Observatory for the highest cocktail of the trip- sadly the view was thick fog. The way home we walked along the lakeside and saw the marina all lit up. That evening we decided to treat ourselves to a posh steak at the Shula steakhouse... This was a lovely piece of meat and some nice wine served by a rather camp ...
... lost their lives – a while an enquiry was held into the causes, the disaster has been largely forgotten – until now. A member and playwright of the Looking Glass Theatre decided to bring the story back into the consciousness of the city and together with a talented director brought the story to life with stunning and clever scenery. The theatre itself is house in the old city pumping station!
My last day in this wonderful city found ...
... unfortunately the zoo was just
closing but we decided we would have to do it tomorrow as free touristy things
are just too good to pass up.
Back into our hostel we basked in the warmth and met some
other travellers and caught up with some aussies we had met previously in the
trip – who we went to a close by bar with to listen to some Jazz and Blues
music, and had a great ...
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- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking