So on a Saturday morning, I packed my bags and headed to the airport, the flight was a quick 8 hours before I landed in chilly Chicago. I jumped in a cab and headed to the hotel which was near the client office and met Rachel who had also joined me from the Capgemini team.
The following week was a whirlwind of taxis and meetings; it was great to work in a completely new culture and environment with a whole new team of people who I had been talking to for weeks over the phone. Overall, it was entirely worth it to travel over and the outcomes of the workshops were all positive.
Luckily, although there was a lot of hard work and long days, we did manage to grab a few hours to explore the city. Chicago itself is lovely; sitting on the banks of Lake Michigan, the city centre is full of skyscrapers and all the great American stores. We went to the top of the John Hancock tower and peered out across the city and saw the famous Chicago Bean.
Of course, we also had to dine on some of the amazing Chicago deep dish pizza. We may not have believed when the menu said one pizza pie between 2 people, so there was a lot of pizza to be eaten! But it was all delicious; you can’t beat that much cheese!