Okay so I know this is a super late blog post about my visit to Chicago a few weeks ago before heading back home to Philippines. But anyway, here goes!
Last stop, Chicago!
Who could forget a 12hr drive to Chicago from Virginia on Valentines day? While other couples are out dating and having romantic lunchies and candle lit dinner. Me and boyfie spent Valentines day driving to Chicago to meet up with friends since our flight got canceled ‘cuz of the snowstorm. It was one of my longest road trips ever! Loved it! =)
Chicago’s very own skyscraper, Willis Tower.
Hello freezing Chicago! Hehe!
Look! Docs! hehe!
The famous Cloud Gate at the Millennium Park. Then again, I always see this in movies. Can’t believe it! =)
Can you find me? Hihi!
Now why would anyone forget about dropping by to see Michael Jordan’s statue right outside United Center?
Overall, Chicago was the coldest place I have ever been in my entire life! I cannot explain how cold it was during my visit. But anyway, I really had fun, like reaaally had fun. I like to party… a lot, haha! And I think Chicago’s party scene was one of the best I’ve ever been to. We also got to meet some new friends which is one of the best parts of traveling in different places.
On my way home to Philippines, I sat next to a Filipina, (Thank God I had someone to talk to during the flight to Japan) she was in her 60’s but she really didn’t look her age. I guess age doesn’t really matter when you’re happy. Hehe! She was on her way home to visit her father who was sick. I could tell she was a very happy person inside and out ‘cuz of the way she talked to me about life and how we should all spend it. As cliche as it may sound, we only live once and that’s a fact. She told me she was glad I could travel and see new places and things while I’m still young.
She said that people need to travel the world in order for us to broaden our horizons, experience new culture, meet new people and a chance to look at life in a different perspective. You become more open-minded and flexible.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain