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The United States of America - 2018

Greetings! This year, in May, I went to the US for a three and a half weeks holiday. I've been there three times before, but this was the first time I visited solely as a tourist, and for so long.

The plan was like this: fly to Chicago and spend about a week there. Then, get a car and drive to Iowa, where we spent a few more days visiting the great corn-fed state. From Iowa, we flew to Las Vegas for a day, renting another car there and then driving through Arizona and parts of Utah to visit deserts, mountains and canyons

And it worked. Flawlessly. And America proved once again as a comfortable destination with great value for money.

The food in restaurants was, as always, awesome.
The food in supermarkets was fake and would not pass EU regulations
The people were diverse and nice.
Driving is easy but the roads are shit.
Accommodation was expensive for what you get.
Gas is cheap.
Everything is bigger than you expect.
The nature is out of this world.


So, pictures now

The plane to Chicago


Crowded morning at Frankfurt


Crossing over Greenland




And the approach to Chicago O'Hare



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Chicago

Chicago is one of my favourite cities so far and I don't know how many times I should visit before I get tired of it. The only city I know that has a larger collection of great and diverse architecture is Rome.

A subway station on a part of the Blue Line that runs above ground


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Downtown Chicago


Flamingo. A work of Alexander Calder from 1973.
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We had breakfast here. It was delicious. And so huge we did not need more food until 5 PM...
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No expense was spared for many of the buildings in the downtown, stone and metal abound.


The car and yacht parking at Marina City Towers (1968)
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Billy Goat Tavern, under a bridge in the middle of downtown Chicago. They have delicious burgers.


Blue Chicago. One of the many blues bars in Chicago.


And the interior, on a rainy night
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Entrance to the Rookery Building (1888)


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