Chicago, that toddlin’ town

A trip to New York for Christmas shopping or an extended city break has become a yearly pilgrimage for many Irish people and their flexible friends.

14th October, 2006

A trip to New York for Christmas shopping or an extended city break has become a yearly pilgrimage for many Irish people and their flexible friends. However, venture further west and you will find an alluring and somewhat bracing alternative to the Big Apple: the Windy City that is Chicago.

On a recent venture to the US’ third-largest city, I was full of expectations I never believed would be surpassed.

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