Monday, August 8

Chicago Trip Recap Day 1 & 2

Like in the vein of my Seattle Trip and my Scotland Trip, I love recounting my vacations. It's basically another way to relive them over a full year ago, I went to explore Chicago for a few days. 

Thursday - 11/6/14 - Landing... and prompting sleeping

I had planned to land late in Chicago. With my flight delayed, my late flight became even later and I ended up reaching my hotel at 10pm, when most restaurants were closed or closing. With no dinner in my belly, I opted to order a deep dish pizza from Giordanos. Then, I watched a bit of golf and called it a night. 

Friday - 11/7/14 - Financial District, Miracle Mile, Cloud Gate

an indoor market
Friday was the day I had planned for most of my outdoor activities. After waking up in the morning, I made my way downtown to the financial center. While there were plenty of tall buildings, I didn't find it oppressive. In fact, I really like the city feel of it all. With waking up late, I ended up grabbing a waffle at a place called Wafel. It was a Liege style waffle, which I realized I had never had before... and it was delicious. From the financial district, I walked to the shopping area/Magnificent Mile. 

While I didn't get anything, I took in the sights of the festive stores and large crowds--that's just a scene you don't get in Phoenix. Eager to try some hot dogs, I ventured into the fast food joint called America's Dogs. This place featured about 20 hot dogs based on the traditions of major US cities. This was when I realized I was a NY girl at heart, because I ended up with a NY Dog. 

After the lunch pitstop, I made my way to Millennium Park. This is where the infamous Bean is. I actually really like the park. It was a bit smaller than I imagined (or at least all the lankmarks were pretty close together). It definitely seemed like a lovely place to hang out if it wasn't super cold outside. From there, I walked to the museums to get to them right at closing time... oh well! I took a few pictures of the scenery. 

After a day of walking, I realized that it had also gotten progressively colder and colder. my feet were tired. My skin was cold and dry from the wind. A yelp search and a few blocks later, I found myself myself in a lovely warm restaurant, resting my aching feet and with this delicious bowl in front of me. I had an entire hotpot all to myself at Tamarind. This was so much food and it was so delicious.


  1. I've only been to Chicago once and it was the dead of winter. I hear summer is the time to visit!

  2. I've never been to the US despite living in Canada now. LOL! Maybe one day I'll make a trip to Seattle.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  3. i've been to chicago several times but only during the coldest months. it was horrible. but i did get to go one year during the fall and i had gone to downtown chicago for the first time and was in awe.

  4. Looks like such a fun trip!
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  5. I have friends that are now living in Chicago. I hope I can visit them one day. Anyway, your trip sounds really fun! :)

    Melissa the Mermaid ♥

  6. All I see is food... lol~ I must be hungry or pmsing. They look good and always good to remember the fun memories!

  7. That hotpot looks so good! My SIL goes to Chicago a lot, and she said out of all the American cities, this is the one that's like our hometown Toronto. Must visit someday.

  8. i've been to chicago a couple times, such a lovely place!

    danielle | avec danielle

  9. Chicago is suuuch a fun city with SO many killer restaurants!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. Such a stunning scene! Beautiful travel moments :D

    Stephanie |

  11. The food from America's Dogs look YUM!

  12. It looks like so much fun! I'd love to visit Chicago in the future. I've heard so many beautiful things about it. :) Hope to hear from you soon! x

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance

  13. Looks like such a fun trip! I have friends living in Chicago.

    Face to Curls |

  14. Wow! Chicago looks absolutely majestic with all those beautiful tall buildings. Millennium Park sounds amazing. :]

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