Sylvia was very accommodating to my travel schedule. Sean was home at the time of my arrival to let me in, then Sylvia gave me a spare set of keys so I could come and go as I wanted.
My sleeping arrangement was a very comfortable futon in the living room. There happened to be another couchsurfer there my first night who slept on a mattress on the floor at the opposite end of the living room, but the room was so big that I barely noticed he was even there.
I rode the bus a few times and they are all the low floor kind with a flip out ramp. No problems there.
ATTRACTIONS / SIGHTSEEING
|Sean, German couchsurfer, and Sylvia|
at the outdoor movie festival
The reason I was in
Chicago in the first place was because I was on my way from Ottawa to to see a friend from University. I figured since Minneapolis was on the way, I would stop over for a few days and check the city out. Chicago
On my first night, Sylvia took me to the outdoor movie festival in Grant Park where we watched Tootsie. This is the same park where Barrack Obama made his victory speech after winning the 2008 election.
|Inside Cloud Gate|
|Chicago-style hot dogs from|
Gold Coast Dogs
Later on I found Buckingham Fountain.
Millennium Park was my favourite part of . I somehow managed to be alone underneath Cloud Gate and took some great photos. After much wondering, I found some food Chicago is famous for – hot dogs! I had traditional Chicago-style hot dogs from Gold Coast Dogs. I also got some world-famous deep-dish pizza from Giordano's. Chicago
|Deep-dish pizza from Giordano's|
|dolphin show at the |
For my last night, Sylvia and I met up with some other couchsurfers and took in some campy, local theatre.
I didn’t expect much from
, but I really enjoyed it there. It has some fantastic building architecture and great scenery, being right on the lake. There’s plenty to do and lots of famous food to eat. Who knew this city in the middle of the Chicago could be so fun? U.S.