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Mavi Guesthouse

Hello, Thursday. I kinda like you. Mostly because tomorrow’s Friday. But, still, you’re alright. Yesterday, I participated in my first #TRAVEX chat on Twitter. Can anyone give me any good excuses as to why I’ve not taken part before? It was so cool reading everyone’s responses to questions with the theme “making the most of a trip”. Sigh. I need a trip asap. Coachella and Miami can’t come soon enough for this girl with a serious case of wanderlust at the moment.

It is so hard to believe that it’s been two and  half years since Mel and I were in Istanbul. I don’t like that. Just thinking about it makes me want pack a backpack, say peace out to my responsibilities, and jet over to one of my favorite cities in the world (so far). Apparently, there is a down side to having a full-time job, adorable gatos, and other adult things. Gross.

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Heavenly Hostel

Since all of my Chicago efforts were based around what to pack, I left the “where to stay?” question up to Mel. I’ve mentioned before that she’s a seasoned traveler and having traveled with her before, I trust her judgement especially when it comes to accommodations. She told me she had researched a few hostels in the various neighborhoods of Chicago and ended up booking us each a bed in a girls’ dorm at Urban Holiday Lofts, located in the Wicker Park area.

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