• Chinatown in Chicago

    Exploring Chinatown in Chicago

    The last area of Chicago I explored was Chinatown. Every city has a Chinatown but I didn’t expect Chicagos to be so big. It’s a huge part of the city so I’m really glad I took the time to visit before heading to the airport. Luckily for me, Chinatown was only a train stop away from where my grinds live so it took less than 20 minutes to get there. I took an early train, before the shops had opened up so it was only me and tourist groups walking the streets. Chinatown Square I started with the main square which has a couple of big stone monuments and in…

  • Wicker Park

    Exploring Wicker Park in Chicago

    If you didn’t know already, I quite like quirky areas in cities and especially the areas where you can find lots of vintage and independent stores. Most cities will have areas like this and I always look for them so I was happy to be able to spend a day exploring Wicker Park in Chicago. I got there really early in the morning, as I’m a morning person but also because I want to give myself enough time to go to the places I already have research but also find unexpected things to explore. Vintage Shopping Wicker Park isn’t very big, it’s focused around North Milwaukee Avenue, with a couple of surrounding…

  • Evening Events in Chicago

    Evening events in Chicago for all tastes

    I have shared a couple of day activities that I got up to when I was in Chicago but I don’t want you to think I was boring sitting in every night, so I’ve added all the evening events in one post to show that there’s something for everyone’s taste. Chicago is known for their Jazz clubs and improv comedy so of course these made my list and being a spots fan, it’s always nice to experience cultural sports. Baseball If you’re a ports fan, Chicago is a great city. They do well in most sports and even hosted the 2016 NFL Draft. I saw them setting up the stage and Ferris…

  • Chicago Sightseeing

    2 days of Chicago sightseeing

    Chicago is a big city with a lot of things to explore. I tried to cover as many things as possible during the four and a half days I stayed there. On my first day, I explored the parks, Lake Michigan and the Art Institute. On the second and third day I managed to do some shopping in between the sightseeing activities which I thought I’d share with you in this post. The weather wasn’t the best on either of these days so I did well bringing a rain/wind jacket. Navy Pier Navy Pier is a must when in Chicago. To be fair though, it’ doesn’t offer much in spring time,…

  • 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…