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The last and certainly not the least city I visited was Chicago. A city of which I only know its scenery from the series ‘Shameless’ and the cabaret movie ‘Chicago’.  A city that had to surprise me.. And damn well did. Cause Chicago is amazing!
I stayed right next to the Lincoln park in a perfectly clean and friendly hostel, with (for the first time during my travel) al lot of other travellers. I got there on a beautiful sunny day. And what is best to start of with exploring the city on my own? Right, time for a stroll down the Lincoln Park, from north all the way to down south. It even included a free entrance to the Zoo and Botanical Garden yay! Made my day! Ended with a stroll done the beach.. yes, there’s a beach! It’s a lake beach but still, the lake is so big it feels like an ocean.. and sat down one of the piers with an amazing view on the Gold Coast, the Manhatten of Chicago. To end this already perfect day I met some other travellers and spend some time with them going to Jazz/Blues bars the rest of the stay as well. One lovely English girl joined me while exploring the city for a couple days. Together we went to the John Hancock building, jumped in the elevator and got out at the 96th floor to splurge our money on a bottle of tempranillo wine and a gorgeous sunset view over the whole city. At that point my trip was just perfect.
Chicago is amazing for a couple of reasons really. People are friendly, it’s not super big, the metro is easy to travel with and the architecture is really gorgeous. The brownstones right next to more modern buildings create a pleasant scenery together with lots of trees and parks, and it’s situated right on the shore of lake Michigan. There’s a fair amount of good Jazz/Blues clubs and they can give you a wonderfull night out on any day of the week really. Lastly there is a lot of art and musea which makes the city really inspiring, educative and fun to walk around in. Vegetarian of vegan? Not a problem, literally any restaurant I went to had a vegan dish or pastry.

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Alright, time for some travel blogging! It has been a while since I’ve travelled and I thought it was about time to get away for a bit again.

Last week I shared my adventures in New York with you. After my friends left to go back home I took the train and travelled from New York city to Montreal. A trainride that takes 10 hours and drives past tons of frozen lakes. An experience that is what I can tell to most relaxing ever! Since it just turned spring and it’s still freezing outside there aren’t any leaves on the trees nor green grass or flowerrs. That kind of made the whole scenery a bit grey and dead, but the sun was out and the lakes are amazing! I started reading ‘Into the Wild’ a story which I’ve seen the movie they made from a couple times. A book that inspires and make you overthink society and materialism over and over. Together with some Bon Iver music and a cup of tea I thought this train ride was just perfect!

          

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I came across these pictures of a  truly inspiring blog recently.

A Restless Transplant is a blog by a guy who left his design job in New York In August 2011 and bought a VW van. Since then, he has put 50.000 miles driving around west America, surfing and camping.
A thing I would love to do my whole life. Whenever I’m able to save up enough money I hope I’m able to do something like this as well. Already have so many countries on my list I want to visit. But seeing these pics, I guess I have to add a whole lot more!!

Not only his adventures are amazing and beautiful but his photographs as well. Enjoy this selection of his images, but make sure to visit his blog as well and get inspired!

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