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Shedd Aquarium – Where A School of Fish Swims in a Tiny Water Tank

I’m not a fan of aquariums. Small or big aquariums. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t find anything valuable in having aquariums, like Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. When a friend of mine left for his backpacking adventure in South America, he asked me if I’d be interested to take his aquarium (of course, with fish). […]

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Chicago Arts Institute – 12 Arts To See

Though not as huge as New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) or Philadelphia’s Museum of Arts, Arts Institute Chicago has its own charming treasures worth a peek. I literally skipped most European arts as I have seen a lot of them—mostly with religious theme but with shirtless or naked biblical and mythological characters. Or […]

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My Reflections on Chicago’s THE BEAN

Acclaimed Indian-born British sculptor-artist, Anish Kapoor called his masterpiece as Cloud Gate. Chicagoans called it as, The Bean. Well, simply because it resembles like a bean. Obviously, you can’t see why it’s a Cloud Gate, but you can easily guess The Bean, right? This smooth, metallic sculpture is actually inspired by liquid mercury. Can you see […]

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Gangster Tour – A Bang Up Time in Chicago

Chicago used to be a gangsters’ haven. They used to be synonymous. Inseparable. They defined each other. But, gone were the days of gang violence and mobster mentality. Chicago cleaned up its act and whoever messes with it now will answer to the law–and not to some sketchy humanoid who claims jurisdiction under his belt. […]

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Chicago – Pilsen Graffiti

I was told not to go there—in –to check out the graffiti. I always have this fascination about graffiti. “It’s a dangerous area,” said the receptionist at my hostel. “Even during the day?”, I asked. She shrugged off her shoulder, tilted her head and eyes opened wide, “Yeah.” I didn’t believe her. I went there anyway. […]

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Outside Chicago – Baha’i House of Worship

I never heard this religion before. Not until a friend in Chicago brought me there one Sunday. Baha’i House of Worship is in Wilmette, Illinois, just outside Chicago. An hour drive, maybe. Save up to 52% Chicago’s 5 BEST ATTRACTIONS!  What struck me was the detailed architectural work of its house. It’s imposing but there’s […]

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The Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright

Directions to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway used to live in the same neighborhood. They’re the great sons of Oak Park. In fact, they’re 7 minutes walk away from each other’s house. So, if you are done visiting Hemingway’s House, walk on your left and turn left on Chicago Avenue until […]

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The Birthplace of Ernest Hemingway

I’d be honest. I didn’t know that prolific American writer, Ernest Hemingway was born in Chicago—not until I accidentally scanned the last pages of my  when my eyes caught the words in bold letters, Oak Park & Around. Right below those words are the names Ernest Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect. […]

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