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Chicago by way of Belgium

24 Feb

Maarten Geinaert's shadow looms on the Chicago coast.

Maarten Geinaert hails from Brugge, Belgium but chose Chicago Getaway Hostel as his lodging base for his U.S. travels.  Thus far, he’s having a great time, we sat down with him one late night and got his recommendations….

Signature Room (photograph by Maarten)

He opted to visit the John Hancock building’s Signature Room over the Willis Tower’s Skydeck, here’s what he said about his decision: “Sears (Willis) Tower: $15 at least to go up.  John Hancock Signature Lounge: free to go up, so I just caught the Sears Tower in my glass and took a sip of it.  Ha…”  Good photography, Maarten.

B.L.U.E.S. Chicago

Kingston Mines is a bit more well-known in the Chicago blues club circuit, but Maarten chooses the intimacy and liveliness of the smaller B.L.U.E.S. Chicago:  “All right folks, this place has crazy people, old school live blues, old school live crazy blues people, and imperial pints of Fat Tire…i’m ready to call it a day.”  Sound fun?  We think so.

Orange Chicago

He was eager to recommend breakfast at Orange, saying:  “I had the Spinach Omelet that even Popeye couldn’t finish, but I did, and it took me through the day.”  This delicious brunch is just a 5 minute walk from the hostel.

Hopleaf in Andersonville (photograph by Maarten)

Maarten wanted a taste of his hometown, what better way to find it thanwith a delicious Belgian beer from Hopleaf’s extensive beer menu?  Seriously, this place has a seemingly infinite amount of beers from just about everywhere, check it out.

Thank you, Maarten, for sharing your experiences & making Chicago Getaway your home away from home!

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