Chicago Day 1: Dinosaurs and fish

Today was Martin Luthor King day, which also happened to be Free day on museums. What better day to visit than today? Well, if you disregard the cold and the swarms of people everywhere. Nevertheless, what better way of celebrating Martin Luthor King than through education!

To start my authentic Chicago adventure, my family decided to take me to the famous Chicago museums at museum campus via train. After a few stations, we hear a woman from the other wagon run up to the driver sternly telling him about what seemed like a medical emergency. The driver goes out, then returns talking on his walkie-talkie continuing the train ride without saying a word.

Half an hour later, the train stops again. We hear some screaming on the platform. We hear the driver announce that we are put to a halt because of a police emergency (what seemed to be was drug dealing). After his announcement though, the people around me returned to reading their newspapers, and looking at their phones, completely indifferent. I on the other hand was on the edge of my chair, waiting for updates in excitement. I guess you could tell I was definitely a tourist. Eventually the emergency was over, and the train continued. When we finally got to our destination, my cousin said: “After all my years of taking the train whilst growing up here, I’ve never had a more exciting train ride.” Well, the same goes for me too, that’s for sure.

When we finally got to museum campus, we continued our plan of visiting the Field museum and its awesome dinosaurs and then the Shedd aquarium to see their amazing collection of species – I even got to pet a sturgeon! Both museums were absolutely amazing. After that, we went back home, pretty tired from our day of museum-ing.

But my Chicago adventure didn’t stop there. My cousin let me try the famous Portillo’s Italian beef and cheese fries (which was incredibly delish by the way), and took me to WALMART! I know I shouldn’t be too excited but… WALMART! A 24h WALMART!

I finally did it. I finally visited one. In an area not incredibly fancy with people passing for being part of the PeopleOfWalmart.com. At 10pm in the evening. My days of wondering how a Walmart was like from all the TV series and movies are over. And so is my pocket money budget of buying random things.

My Chicago trip is off to a great start!

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You may think it’s sunny and warm, but no man it’s -16°C and I’m freezing my butt off while taking these selfies…

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