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An American's viewpoint: Chicago

Hi everyone, it’s Mike Kahn, an American Native living in Buenos Aires, and I will be your tour guide. This time we are heading to the windy city, Chicago. Chicago is home to Deep Dish Pizza, gangster Al Capone, jazz music, & architecture like the Sears (also known as The Willis) Tower.
Chicago has great beaches along Lake Michigan. Walk the Navy Pier or ride the 150ft. Ferris Wheel. Millennium Park is great for Segway Tours, or Kayak tours down the Chicago River. Marvel at the Cloud Gate, akaThe Bean. It is a mirrored sculpture that reflects everything.
Go underground to the Pedway System. It is 40 blocks of tunnels with shopping, & restaurants. Most visitors do not know about this. Now to address the pizza war between New Yorkers and Chicagoans. Try Chicago’s deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s and decide for yourself.
The Buckingham Fountain has light and water shows. Located in the middle of Grant Park, it was based on the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles.
For sports fans, remember the Chicago Bull’s Michael Jordan? The Near West Side community is home to Jordan’s 12 ft. (3.7m) statue, The Spirit. Also, Soldier Field, & Wrigley Field stadiums are national landmarks to see. For art lovers, The Art Institute of Chicago is known for Georges Seurat’s 1884 A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte, Renoir’s 1879 Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando, and paintings by Monet (111 S. Michigan Ave). For plays, go to the Windy City Playhouse S. ( 2229 S. Michigan Ave).
Visit the Rock n’ Roll McDonald’s museum (600 N. Clark St). Americans say McDonald’s differently than Argentinians. My 1st day working at McDonald’s corporate office, I asked where McDonald’s was located & nobody understood. Finally, a lady said it was two blocks away, imagine my relief. “We have been cleared for landing. Keep your seatbelts fastened. Flight attendants are coming around to pick up any remaining garbage.
On behalf of Gallaretas, the flight crew, and me, your American guide, Michael Kahn of English BigTime Learning Center, have a great stay in Chicago!

Songs about Chicago

My kind of town (Chicago is) by Frank Sinatra.
Meet me in Chicago by Buddy Guy.
Sweet Home Chicago by Robert Johnson.
Chicago by Tony Bennett.
Homecoming by Kanye West.

Movies about Chicago and/or Featuring Landmarks
Drinking Buddies (2013).
The Weather Man (2005).
High Fidelity (2000).
Return to me (2000).
Hoop Dreams (1994).
The Fugitive (1993).
Chicago Cab (1997).
The Untouchables (1987).
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986).
About Last Night (1986).
The Blues Brothers (1980).


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