Essay About Chicago

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“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

You have purchased this book because you want to visit the City of Chicago and need to know where to go, sights to see, things to do, how to get there, and ways to survive. So, as a local, I will give you the real deal about Chicago, so you can enjoy your trip!

1. Don’t Take A Cab From The Chicago International Airports, Instead, Use The CTA!

Most people prefer to take a cab when arriving to a new place, especially a large, bustling city like Chicago, however, taking the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) from Midway International Airport (service mostly local and national flights) and O'Hare International Airport (service mostly international flights …show more content…

Moreover, do not buy CTA cards from people selling them on the streets because they might be empty passes with no value.

2. Use The CTA Bus Tracker To See When The Buses & Trains Are Coming

The CTA has a “ctabustracker” and “ctatraintracker” app that you can download on your mobile device or access from their website showing an estimate time of arrival for each bus and train with 99% accuracy. When you see a bus or train approaching in 2 minutes, normally it is a block or two away. Moreover, if you hear a beeping noise at major bus stops, that means there is a bus tracker on the upper left side of the shelter.

3. Dig Deep Into A Deep Dish Pizza!

Chicago is known for its fabulous deep dish pizzas, rivalling the diverse choices in New York City. The Chicago recipe consist of thick, soft crusts stuffed into a deep dish and filled with lots of mozzarella cheese, and other choice goodies topped with homemade tomato sauce. A pizza like this is full of extra calories and carbohydrates expanding waistlines to disproportionate levels when consumed daily because of the excess dough that taste absolutely phenomenal. Some of the best restaurants offering Chicago’s famous deep dish pizzas are Giordano’s pizza (citywide), Pequod’s Pizza in Morton Grove and Lincoln Park, and Bartoli’s Pizza in Roscoe Village. Take a bite into a deep dish sensation and watch the

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