Don’t have $5,000 laying around to fly to Asia? No need. Grab the Ventra card and take the Red Line to India and Pakistan at Devon and Western. Divvy from the Loyola stop for the sensory overload of amazing food, gorgeous saris and people everywhere. Head back to the Red Line Argyle stop for Little Asia’s dessert experience at Thai Pastry—toasted coconut ice cream that makes you lick the container clean…and order another with the $4,900 saved.
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Best of Chicago 2015