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North America » United States » New York February 24th 2015

Day 1 - Friday 20th February 2015 Dublin – New York I’m currently in the aeroplane somewhere over the coast of Canada. I was on my own in a seat of 2 for 15mins, before a fella came along and took the aisle seat, so every time I need to move I have to wake him up, also on a side note, why are people sleeping on a morning flight…like it was 11am when we boarded, so they would have slept the whole night long, anyway, the guy, well he started to try and talk to me, I was doing my best not to encourage chat, I only briefly made eye contact (to ensure he was not a serial killer, you can tell these things by sight of course) I had my headphones in and was ... read more

North America » United States » New York February 24th 2015

Day 2 - Saturday 21st February 2015 New York So it’s now 7am on my first morning in New York. Yesterday I got the AirTrain from JFK to Jamaica, then the E line (hip hop street dancers got on the train car and started swinging from all the poles, it was interesting to watch) to 42nd street then the 159 to 37th street then walked 3mins to get to my hostel, very straight forward. I’m staying in Explore Hotel and Hostel. My hostel is lovely, it’s only open 3weeks, so everything is fresh and new….if a little empty. There is no kitchen only a tiny room with a table and 2 chairs, a fridge and a microwave and also no common room, but there is a TV on the wall in the reception so maybe this ... read more

North America » United States » New York February 24th 2015

New York is my favorite city ever. It stole my heart 5 years ago. It was my first long trip, my first time in USA and the first time I really and totally fell in love with a place. It's so full of energy and enthusiasm and I feel like a whole life isn't enough to discover it all. It looks like a huge film set. As you look around, you recognize places you've seen dozen of times in movies. A lot of people say it's the greatest city in the world and how could I blame them? If New York could have a soundtrack, what would it be like? I imagine an emergency siren mixed with Jazz music. And then I try to imagine New Yorkers' footsteps as sound effects and the subway and the ... read more

North America » United States » New York » Buffalo February 21st 2015

Traffic getting out of town was tough. A normal drive to Niagara on the Lake should take about 1 1/2 took us almost 3. Smooth acceptance into the US and we made it as far as Erie PA. Too dark for pictures (duh). Tomorrow going to get as far south as wecan to get away from these stupid temperatures. Can't wait.... read more

North America » United States » New York February 7th 2015

Back to a diner this morning for breakfast, where I had waffles and ice cream, yum. From there we made our way across to Brooklyn. It was bitterly cold but walked down to Brooklyn Park for views of Manhattan and the bridge. Sun finally came out which was good, some blue skies! Opted not to walk the bridge though due to the weather and how much time we had. After a light lunch (fries) we headed back up north for a Yankees Stadium tour. The tour went for an hour and took us to their memorial park, in memory of those baseballers who have passed away, as well as to the dugouts where we could get a view of the field. The field... was covered in snow, even had a snow plow on it while we ... read more
Yankee Stadium
Snow covered seats at Yankee Stadium
Watching the Celtics beat the Knicks at Madison Square Garden

North America » United States » New York » Adirondacks February 7th 2015

When my husband came home on Thursday and said we're headed on out of New Jersey the next day I was all for it. During his ridiculously long day at work, he had managed to find us a weekend getaway and jam pack it full of fun stuff. Race, Chili Cook off, Painting, Wine, and a Helicopter Ride, I pretty much feel like saying out day was jam packed is an understatement! Both of us managed to get out of work early and we headed off. Where were we going you ask? Lake George! I had never really researched Lake George at all before, all I knew was that it was a party place in summer time but what was is like in the winter? We were about to find out. The easy 3 hour drive ... read more
Beer Sampler
Morning of our Race
4 Mile Race

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan February 4th 2015

Hi again, My first time ever actually leaving the state that I could clearly remember (I went to my great grandma's 90th in Colorado when I was 5, hey I sort of remember it) was to the Midwest after my first summer up in Sequoia. I had never even been on a plane before. The reason for this trip was to visit a friend I had met working over the summer. Although the trip was to visit in the Midwest, we decided to drive over to New York City to experience the 2010 New Year in the bitterly cold (yeah, yeah I'm from California what's it to ya). That was probably one of the most memorable New Years I've had because I got to see the historic Times Square ball drop with my own eyes and ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York February 4th 2015

Late start this morning so we headed down to the dinner for brunch. Stuart had waffles and I had what was described on the menu as two eggs (your choice) plus bacon. What came out was three (menu definitely said two!) eggs, a pile of bacon, two pieces of toast and potato. I managed to eat the two eggs which were more yellow than they really should be or by what I consider to be normal. From there it was the subway down to the Natural History Museum. Being a Saturday it was slightly chaotic, people everywhere. We checked out the animal exhibition briefly and then the dinosaur display which had considerably more dinosaurs, and greater variety of dinosaurs than the Natural History Museum in Washington. We then decided to head back to the hotel so ... read more
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Chelsea Highline
Statue of Liberty

North America » United States » New York » New York January 31st 2015

It's that time of the year again. Time to say goodbye once more, this time to the USA and in particular to Texas, the truck-driving, gun-blasting, Jesus-lovin' Lone Star State. My curse and my blessing. Let me shortly look back to the countries which I have at least shortly lived in since I left my beloved Italy in 2007: the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and finally, the United States. At the beginning of next week I will take another never-ending flight back to Hong Kong where I hopefully will wrap up my PhD and depart towards greener pastures. There would be many things to write about my 4 months spent in the States and lots of good and bad stories to tell. As time and space is limited I will keep most of ... read more
New York
New York
New York

North America » United States » New York » New York January 30th 2015

First full day in New York City today so first stop after a breakfast of pancakes and waffles at a traditional diner was to pick up our New York passes which we had ordered online. Essentially they gave us entry to pretty much all of the attractions for seven days. First stop was Times Discovery Centre since we were just round the corner. We opted for the Avengers exhibit. We were about the only ones thee and didn't realise it was an 'immersive' experience. First we got our own Avengers ID badges to gain access to the official S.T.A.T.I.O.N HQ. This was followed by multiple briefings by people who took their job ultra-seriously, encouraging us to see the Intel files, studies and experiments. It was a strange experience and we didn't hang around too long. Most ... read more
View from the Top of the Rock
View from Top of the Rock
Madison Square Garden

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