18. September 2017
Vienna – Helsinki – Chicago
I got up at 7:30 and somehow managed to pack everything in 2 bags. The technical equipment in the Manfrotto backpack and the rest in the waterproof Motorcycle bag from Touratech. Although the bag does not look very big in the photo, it does hold 89L!
I left Vienna at 11:15 for a 2:30 hrs flight to Helsinki. On the 9:00 hrs connection flight to Chicago I could sleep a little and arrived after a short delay at about 19:00.
As the procedure at the immigration office was pretty fast i checked in at the Congress Plaza Hotel at 20:30. Just a few minutes away from this hotel you can reach Grant Park, Millenium Park, Route 66 Begin and also “Buddy Guy´s Legends” which was the first highlight of my journey.
So after a 20 hrs trip from Austria i joined the concert at “Buddy Guy´s” which started at 21:00 (local time Austria 03:00 AM). Famous blues musician Buddy Guy himself performed on a charity event together with sons and daughters of passed away blues artists. As i was a little bit tired i went to bed at 24:00 (Austrian local time 06:00 AM) to be ready for the Chicago sigthseeing trip on the next day.