Published: October 14th 2008October 14th 2008
...Columbus sailed the Ocean blue.
I arrived in Chicago early this morning and wasn't able to check in to the hostel until 3pm. Luckily a couple of blocks away the city's annual Columbus Day Parade was happening to keep me busy for a few hours. It's organised by the Italian American communities and basically consisted of all the local school marching bands and a few local business putting on floats.
Chicago is without doubt my favourite city so far, it's got the young busy cultural feel of New York, but without the dirt and negative attitude.
I'll write some more about Chicago soon, probably on the train to San Francisco.
There are more photos below