• Being Cultural in Chicago

    As most of you know, I’ve recently come back from a close to two week holiday in the US. It feels like I’ve been home for ages but it’s actually only two weeks. I’ve had time to digest all my experiences so I thought it’s about time I share them with you. My first stop of two on my holiday was Chicago. I had the pleasure of staying at a friend of mine. She and her husband live on the 8th floor, overlooking Lake Michigan, not shabby at all. On my first day there, I decided to be cultural and visit the parks, some landmarks and the Art Institute (voted…

  • Big Star Chicago

    Big Star | Mexican Restaurant in Chicago

    When I go travelling, I love exploring new foods. It doesn’t have to be new foods, I love trying foods I’ve had before but on holiday, it somehow tastes differently. Before I went to Chicago, I had looked up some restaurants to go to and many, including Lonely Planet, recommended Big Star so I obviously had to go as Mexican foods is one of the best! Big Star doesn’t look much from the outside. They’re outside area reminds me more of belonging to a fast food chain but I imagine it to be packed with people on a hot summer’s day and lovely at night time when the lights are…

  • Shopping Haul in Chicago

    My Shopping Haul in Chicago

    I never intended to do a lot of shopping whilst on holiday but it’s something I just can’t avoid. When I don’t have anything particular in mind that I would like to buy, it’s a lot more fun to go shopping. I haven’t had a chance to go over all the pictures from my holiday so I thought I’d start with a shopping post. Here’s my shopping haul in Chicago. I did walk along the Magnificent Mile, Chicago’s well known shopping street, but unfortunately, non of these shops fit my budget so I satisfied with only admiring from the outside. My shopping took place on North State Street instead, where I…