Tourists share their Chicago experiences
Visitors give us a tourist's-eye view of Chicago.
Gerold & Claudia Brandli, both 69, Switzerland
How long have you been in town?
GB We flew in from Alaska this morning, so we are very tired. It’s our third visit.
What have you seen during your visits?
GB We’ve been to the museum campus along the lakefront.
CB It’s like a seaside for us. It’s so huge. You have so many nice boats to see there. You have some nice trees, and the gardens are blooming. It’s so green and maintained.
Has anything surprised you about Chicago?
GB There’s no spray paint on the walls like in New York.
Where are you headed?
CB Back to the Hotel Indigo where we are staying with our son, who is a pilot, and his crew. He’s going to be flying us back home. We’re going to dinner.
How does the food here compare to back home?
CB It’s different. The portions here are way too big. But the meat is better here than in our country. We also eat steak in Switzerland, but they are smaller and not as good.
Well, at least we’ve got that going for us.