Beautiful sunset along our drive back to Vegas. Reached back just in time for Phantom of the Opera, which was amazing, the highest audible note/pitch I’ve ever heard, the most fanciful stage I’ve ever sat in, and the falling chandelier was a nice touch to the complete Phantom experience. Sorry, no pictures inside the theatre. … More 2012. Las Vegas.
Took at walk around downtown. Olvera Street, Union Station, Disney Concert Hall, Chinatown, Barneys warehouse sale (which took up most of our afternoon!) and etc. Dropped by Class 302 三年二班 for an early dinner before driving to Vegas. A Taiwanese classroom-themed cafe which serves very yummy shaved ice that melts in your mouth! Authentic Taiwanese … More 2012. Los Angeles. Part IV. the rest of Day 2
We woke up early and all ready to queue for the famous Chicago hotdog at Hot Doug’s. It has a super high yelp’s rating of 4.5-star with a whooping 1702 reviews! Amazing! We heard that the queue line can be a easy 2 hours’ wait, so we planned to arrive an hour before it opens! … More Chicago. Day 3. And goodbye.
We walked to the Navy Pier for fireworks! It was SO crowded. Took us more than 30 minutes to walk into the Pier. I didn’t take many photos of the fireworks. It wasn’t magnificent anyway. Thankfully, I didn’t go there early to queue and wait for the fireworks. We posed by the lake again. And … More Chicago. Day2. Night & more pics.
Taken below john hancock tower. Then we hopped on the trolley bus, the stop is just next to the hancock tower. And some shots of the city along the way.. Downtown Chicago. The Hersey-looking chocolate top is the current Bloomingdales. It used to be a temple! The Excalibur! And Hard Rock! The Magnificent Mile! Shopping … More Chicago. Day 2. (Sightseeing around the city)
Views from John Hancock Observatory. VERSUS Views from Skydeck – Willis Tower. Conclusion: (1) Views are similar in terms of height. Seriously when you are that high up, a couple difference in storeys not gonna be huge difference in the views you get. (2) Well, from the John Hancock you get to see the coastal … More Chicago. Day2. (the observatories)
Looks delicious right? Meli Cafe & Juice Bar is a short 5-10 minutes from the hotel. I forgot to take pictures of the store front. The cafe looks upscale, not the usual breakfast place you’d imagine. The interior is well done, with plenty of windows so there are a lot of natural sunlight shining in. … More Chicago. Day2. (Architectural river cruise)