John Hancock - And Goodbye Chicago
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Technically I'm not going to write about Seattle at all, because we only arrived earlier today and we haven't actually done anything yet.
The main purpose of this entry is to show the amazing view from the John Hancock building in Chicago. We decided to go up this tower instead of the Sears as we were told that the view was actually better, and the price cheaper! However, we chose instead to don our finest clothes (hmmm) and have a drink in the Signature Lounge 2 floors higher than their observation tower for 'free'.
So now we are in Seattle after a very uneventful 3 ½ hour flight. The transport system from the airport was very strange. As soon as we reached downtown, the bus descended into a tunnel and never came out! It is like an underground system but for the bus! It was fairly easy to find our stop, and the hostel, which is a close to the main centre as anyone would want to be! I can look out of the window and see people milling past, the big Pike Street Market is about 15 seconds walk away! I am also delighted to report that we were able to get from the airport to the hostel WITHOUT OUR COATS! It isn't warm, but it is certainly warmer than we've been since we left, hopefully it won't be as uncomfortable to do simple things like investigate the local shops and streets.