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The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros

A coming of age story about Esperanza, a Hispanic child in Chicago, told through a series of vignettes as she attempts to make sense of life and find her own path in a foreign world. Vividly written with Chicago as an interesting backdrop.

Chicago Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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1st April 2018 by Stuart

Norwegian launches new services to Chicago and Austin from Gatwick

It's been a soaring week for Norwegian Air. The third largest low-cost carrier in Europe has expanded their long haul destinations to include American cities Chicago and Austin, bringing their US destinations tally to 14.The London Gatwick to Chicago service began on Sunday 25th March and will be flying four times a week to Chicago O'Hare International: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. They'll depart from Gatwick at 10am, arriving in Chicago at 12.25pm (8h25min duration). Return flights...

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19th January 2021 by John

Triumphs, Travels and Route 66: The inspirational story of Mark & Sarah Pritchard

As a Brit, it can be difficult to comprehend the enormity of the USA. We see our island as being big, but when you see places on the US map that seem to be close to each other, you may find that it could take a couple of days to drive from one to the other. To drive across America seems, at first, to be a daunting prospect, and how could you possibly put its size into perspective so that you can relate to it? Our Story In fairness, in most people’s eyes, we have travelled our own epic...

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1st March 2021 by Andy

Cities with the best street food

Grabbing a bite from street vendors is one of the best ways to discover a new culture. Different flavours, textures, and spices can tell you a lot about a country’s history, its people and their daily lives. And, of course, some cities simply serve the most delicious food ever at incredibly low prices. So, if you are planning your next getaway, consider exploring one of the cities below – your taste buds will thank us!BangkokThailand - It’s hard to find an inch on the streets of Bangkok...