3 Days in Chicago

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My girlfriend and I had a fun getaway on a road trip to Chicago.

1st day

So, I have 2 main goals for this trip. The first one is the hotel we booked. I just love hotel designs and their customer service. Their beds are just too comfortable! The second goal for me would be food, I just want to enjoy. Food.

We packed our stuff, get in the car and off we go on the road trip. I was a little anxious for my car because well, this is my first time driving 6 hours on my own and it will be troublesome to fix my car if it gets down to that. Anyway, look how beautiful it is from the inside!

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After about 6 hours of drive and settling at Sheraton Hotel (yes, it is as wonderful as I thought it would be, too bad we did not take pictures when it was tidy!). We went straight to Woo Chon restaurant to have our favorite Korean BBQ. Yelp helped us a lot and we did not regret coming to this restaurant. The meal was like a mini celebration for us for arriving Chicago, the waitress even helped us to cook our meal.

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The first day was awesome so far, I recommend using hotwire, yelp, and Google Maps when planning for road trips.

2nd day

We started our second day around 10am (wanted to wake up earlier, though). Had an awesome breakfast buffet before going to our first checkpoint Millennium Park.

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Just like every other tourist, we took tons of pictures, well my girlfriend did. I am just people watching. I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story from here.

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Continuing our planned trip, we decided to go and have lunch at Chinatown. The one in Chicago feels like every other Chinatown I have been to in the US. Crowded and waiters with thick accent serving us at the restaurant. We had dim sum at Ming Hin restaurant and it was tasty. The only downside was the Malay cake we ordered, Malaysia’s Malay Cake is wayyyy better than the one that is served here.

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Now we are ready to go 360 observation deck and walk along the Magnificient Mile (shopping and such). One thing I want to highlight about Chicago drivers, I noticed all of them are in a hurry as if they are on an important mission to save the world. All of them. The downtown view looks nice, though. A good place to take pictures.

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Markdown Image Ended up not going up, the view from the bottom is good enough!

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All right, we finally have a feel of Chicago downtown. What’s that? Is energy bar running low? Okay, Yelp saved the day again, Silver Spoon Thai Restaurant it is.

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We were supposed to walk along Navy Pier but at this point, it was getting chilly and it is getting dark. Instead of walking we just drove at Navy Pier until the end of the road and went back to the hotel.

The second day was the heart of the trip. The only things we oversee were parking spots and restaurant to go. In all honesty, impromptu planning isn’t all that bad~

3rd day

We concluded our trip by having lunch with my classmate and his girlfriend at Yu’s Mandarin. The food is really good, too bad we did not take any pictures.

Overall we spent about $250 per person for this trip, it is really not bad at all. I’d say this road trip is pretty well planned and went smoothly. It is a good trip to relax after a stressful semester, I believe mini - vacations make you feel happier rather long vacations. Stay happy everyone!

Photo credits: Nguyen Ngoc Anh

Joshua S. Min

Joshua S. Min

Your friendly Computer Engineer

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