A Weekend in the Windy City

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With Monday 19th January being Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Roya and I decided to go on a weekend break to Chicago. We stayed at Hostelling International and took advantage of their complementary breakfasts…

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Before we left, everyone in New Orleans kept saying, “wow, you’re going to be really cold.” But luckily for us, it was around 2 degrees celsius at its coldest (and is -19 as I’m writing this!) I actually loved the crisp fresh air and it had been snowing, so we had the joy of seeing the snow but it not snowing while we were there – so no sludgy gross snow to walk on or ice to slip on.

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Plus, there were hardly any tourists around, apart from when we queued for the famous Garrett Popcorn, cheese and caramel flavour.

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We tried to cram as many activities as possible into three days. These included visiting the Laugh Factory for a great night of stand up comedy, Primary nightclub (arrive late and be prepared to fork out for drinks), and the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center.

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We also tried out the Chicago deep dish pizza, which was more like a pie. Sadly, I have to admit, I prefer the Italian thin crust. This was an individual size and I couldn’t even finish it!

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Here are some of the highlights from our visit to the Art Institute of Chicago:

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The Navy Pier:

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Millenium Park:

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And the rest:

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Buckingham Fountain

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Skydeck Tower

I would highly recommend a visit to Chicago, it is an incredible city and I only wish I was there for a little bit longer!

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