It feels a bit surreal to finally put together my Chicago photo diary. I’ve been back for a little over two weeks now, but this trip already feels like ages ago. It was one of those things that you look forward to and count the days and yet, it feels like it lasted only two days. I guess it’s what you get when you truly enjoy something.
Chicago is such a unique city. I first discovered it in 2013, with my bestie Aurore, and my opinion was exactly the same at the time (see this blog post). Whenever I am in the city, I feel more energised and balanced than anywhere else. The energy in Chicago is very positive and makes me feel like I can conquer the world and be whoever I want to be. But in the same time, it’s also a city where I can relax, unwind and truly appreciate the simple things, like sipping a hot coffee along Lake Michigan. It feels very brutal to be back in Belgium, but I know that the coming months will be very exciting!
Funny thing is that every time I mention my trips to Chicago, people always ask me the same thing… Why Chicago? And by the end of my lengthy monologue, people are always planning a vacation there. I just can’t help it, the love for the windy city is truly contagious!
All my life, I’ve been convinced that I would someday live in London. Growing up, I used to go to London multiple times a year and it always felt like home to me. I know my way around better than I do in Brussels and feel like myself whenever I hit this British capital. I have so many memories associated with the city and I am always super excited to go back. Until recently, London was, by far, my favorite place in the whole world. So when I first discovered Chicago, I was very surprised to see how quickly I fell in love with it. And the truth is that if you ask me what’s my favorite place in the world is, I would have a very very hard time deciding between Chicago and London… Crazy huh?
I’ll leave you with a couple (read an overload) of photos from our trip, but I’ll be back on Friday with a complete city guide with all the best restaurants, shops and sights in the city!
Love your pictures. Looks like a great place. Hope to go there once.