I’ve been to Chicago three times, but only once have I ever been in the city. Two of the times, I was within 15 minutes from the big buildings, but I was in the district and the most recent time I was only able to get as far as the Chicago O’Hare airport which is said to be the largest in the nation.
My first experience of Chicago was wonderful. I was only a young teenage boy and rather foolish I should say. I was there to visit my girlfriend at the time whom I had met online as well as her friends and family. They took me into the city and my mind, as a guy from a small town, was blown.
I saw people from all walks of life in one place. People that were from Israel, Jamacia, Texas and Scottland not to mention many more cities, all in Chicago. As I made these observations, I couldn’t help but to think how much money did it take to keep a city this massive going. I thought of how much water would be used and how much electrical power. It became clear how much money would be needed to power such a huge city once I tried playing SimCity.
Before leaving for Chicago, I was nervous because I knew it would be filled with so many different people. There would be more people in one church than I have in my entire city. I did research on the crime in Chicago to get a better idea of what I was dealing with. To put it bluntly, Chicago isn’t a friendly place, but it also depends on where you go within the city and at what times. I guess that’s where street smarts comes in.
Overall, Chicago is a fun place to be with lots of people to meet, if they care to meet you, and plenty of things to go. You can experience so much different culture just by visiting the various restaurants. There is something for everyone in Chicago.