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Gay Bars in Chicago

Chicago’s Boystown is to Toronto’s Gay Village or to San Francisco’s Castro, or to Seoul’s Homo Hill, the epicenter of 10.0 magnitude of queerosity! Just like any other gay areas, Boystown is no different: rainbows everywhere. Bars, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and other shops abound the area between Belmont and Addison/Waveland on Halstead and on Broadway Streets. […]

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Chicago Skyline at Night

The wind from Michigan Lake started becoming chilly as I claimed a spot on a concrete bleacher by the lake. Some runners came past me and a few gingerly walked with their furry best friends who seemed to enjoy it.  In twenty minutes, tourists started coming and took their places in the same long concrete […]

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Public Arts in Chicago

The streets are abounding with public arts in Chicago. They’re  installed by really famous artists—from Picasso to Chagall to Miro to Kapoor. And if you are an able traveller, you can actually walk to all of these public arts from one street to another. Somehow, these arts blend with their kind of environment where they […]

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Chicago Skyline from Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines didn’t fail to impress me on my first ride. It was good. For a budget airline, I didn’t expect much but they left me a good impression. I don’t want to talk about the details–you might think I got a free round-trip ticket for saying too much. Although I could do that, too. LOL… When […]

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Money Museum – This Is What One Million Dollars Looks Like

Visiting the Money Museum in Chicago gives you a look at what one million dollars looks like—in $20 and $1 bills. It’s pretty amazing to look at it and for a moment or moments, I was dreaming of… you know. LOL… It’s free. Yes, it’s free going inside. Like, nada fee. The security, however, is […]

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Chicago Film Tour – Hundreds of Films Come Alive

What do , , ,   and  have in common? They all have movies shot in one location: Chicago. Chicago is a film paradise. As a city of neighborhoods, it is a film director’s haven to create his tour de force either worthy of Oscar’s or of box office hit. It is a film buff’s dream […]

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Chicago Underground Tour

If Rome wasn’t built in a day, Chicago wasn’t built in hay. It’s built in solid rocks, steels, irons and concrete. Behind and beyond the windy and bustling city are tunnels, pedways and underpasses. It has a vast space for exploration and history that tourists might not even get to know—if they stick on doing […]

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Field Museum – A Time Capsule

Visiting the Field Museum in Chicago can be both boring and enlightening. In that order. That’s how I felt while roaming from one exhibit to another. Boring. The facts and information you absorb by reading hundreds of descriptions on each display is just overwhelming. It’s not even interactive. The preserved bodies of animals stood there […]

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