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Chicago - The "WINDY" city - Rightly named so.......

Pizzas, Home Cooking, Whole apartment in middle of Chicago with million dollar views at $40 night! Winning!

snow -5 °C

So we definitely lucked out on this part of the trip...

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View from our apartment.

Booked a shared apartment with two people for our own private room and ensuite. With use to the kitchen and living room etc. Thought it would be ok, we dont mind and thought it might be fun to meet people to show us the ropes of the city.
Get there after catching the metro, $2.25 per person later.. again winning :) Better than $165 each way transfers :-l

And we arrive at 2am.. After a delayed flight... No one is home... Oh well we tuck in for a good night sleep and a sleep in.

Next morning we wake and go for a walk. Grab some breaky on the go and explore the city :)

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We were relieved to have better internet here so we took advantage and downloaded a bunch of movies to stock up!

We also finally had a kitchen so we could cook a decent meal! instead of shitty 2 min noodles we mad a nice chicken alfredo pasta dish with some red wine... delicious

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It was freezing here. No stopping the wind. We would basically have like 5 layers of tops/jumpers on then 1-2 jackets. 2-3 pairs of pants/leggings/tights etc, and 2 pairs of socks! Haha was so uncomfy sometimes having that many layers... Started to feel claustrophobic haha

The second day we explored the Art Museums, galleries etc and the what to sees in Chicago basically...
We went and saw the famous silver 'bean' which reflects the Chicago cityscape off it. Really cool and got some good shots.

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Mucked around and spent the afternoon, ice skating and exploring 'quirky' souvenir shops.. Not the lame, same old same old ones.

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The following day Bryan woke up early and went to the gym and then came back and cooked me pancakes in bed... I slept in... but was an amazing morning and surprise :) Thank you babe xo
It was raining outside all day so we stayed indoors and watched a couple movies.

Ventured out later that night to get some amazing ice cream.... Yeah cuz thats what you do when its snowing right??! Hahaha

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It was amazing though! And some hot cocoa which was the best I have had here in America. only to head back outside to find that the light snow shower had turned into a blizzard.... fml. RUN HOME!

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The next day we split up to do some 'seperate Christmas shopping' ;) Dont know about Bryan, but I had a great day in my element and spent too much as I couldn't help myself! Haha

We cooked a really nice, simple meal, Chicken Kievs, some mash and veges. Was amazing.
You appreciate simple meals that really just are the shit! :)

Off to the navy pier tonight because it was winter it was pretty dead, but still it was something to go see

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The last day we spent packing, cleaning up and went out for a last venture of the city, grabbed some lunch etc.
Then went back to collect our belongings to catch the metro to the airport for NEW YORK........ WOOoooooo soooo excited!!!!

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Stay tuned..... Best part of the trip ahead... White Christmas together in New York City! xo

just remember....
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Posted by alanaandbryan 06:54 Archived in USA

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I live in Chicago, and yes The Windy City fits the city almost perfectly! It is VERY cold!

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