Chicago: A place where Big City meets Midwest Charm. Where the Starbucks baristas smile and people want to chat constantly. It completely threw me for a loop. I’m used to (how shall I put this nicely…) brash, fast-paced, mind-your-own-business-why-the-hell-are-you-talking-to-me cities. At times I was at a loss for words. My small talk skills and smiling muscles were really tested to their limits.
These photos are from my second night. After I disappeared from work to explore on my own. Sometimes it’s nice to have only yourself as company. A perfect time to clear your head, breathe, and take as many photos as you want without someone tapping their foot with impatience. (Totally understandable if walking with me… I take a lot of pictures.)
I have a list of things I learned while I was there. But that will have to wait for another day. For now I’m off to sleep off whatever disgusting airplane bug has somehow managed to sneak its way into my body.