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Hey, I'm now at Grandma's house in Stratford CT, where there is no internet. So, this is a quick update from my cousin's friend's computer. Hopefully I'll get back on soon when I'll have more time. So that's it for now.... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 7th 2007

Hey hey, i arrived in New York on thursday morning at like 1am, not great. After dodging the dodgy cab drivers at the airport, i finally found my shuttle ride and arrived at the hostel. there was a 3hr time change so i lost a few hours and ended up sleeping in til midday. after that i was in desperate need of some clean clothes and so made my way down to the local laundrette, what an experience that was. it seemed like it was in a neighbourhood much like that of say the fitzroy comission flats, bit seedy, but educational all the same. given the hostel did not have the atmosphere the others had, and i was worried i wouldn't meet people to hang out with, i started chatting to a guy in the laundry, ... read more


Or was it just smoggy one moment, not so smoggy the next? Today started out pretty dodgy with a complimentary 'Continental' breakfast (bagels or croissants with butter or cream cheese and fruit juice..... and that's it!) The plan for today was to slip down to Muscle Beach - check out the wild life, duck over to the La Brea Tar Pits - try not to 'stick' around for too long, and then cruise over to Beverly Hills for some pretend shopping. Well, after the hearty breakfast, we caught the bus to Venice beach and walked to Muscle beach. The idea of having a quick dip (hopefully getting rescued by one of the 'bay watch' lifeguards - does Pammy still work here?) drifted from our minds (actually just my mind, not Chelle's) as the morning smog didn't ... read more
Baywatch??
Funky Art
Stuck in the Tar

North America » United States » New York » Warwick July 7th 2007

on sunday (july 1st) there was canada day (appearantly that's how they call their independence day) which was pretty uneventful exept for some canadians walking around camp with flags/flag colors, and at night i stayed up very late to preper my lecture for yom israel (or yom israel day, as some people here like to distort it :) which was on monday (july 2nd) - a day in camp that's dedicated to isreal. most of my time working on it i spent battling with the useless pieces of junk that around here they call 'computers', and one of which even destroyed my cute mp3 player. on monday we had an israeli lunch (falafel) and after it all of the electives were about israel. i did one about sderot and the music that came out of it ... read more
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around camp

North America » United States » New York » Westchester July 7th 2007

I landed last night in Philadelphia nearly 2 hours late, and stayed up quite late, so I was exhausted this morning when I woke up. My mom & sister & I did the big drive up from Philly to White Plains, for Kysa's surprise wedding shower. It was great- lots of old friends to celebrate the imminent arrival of her big day with Arin (check out this blog in August for an update!). I got to meet his parents, and also catch up with my school friends from Princeton. We went into NY city afterwards, and had a great dinner out with Bootsy, Brad, Jane & Dwyer. ... read more
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DC was a whirlwind trip but the city was absolutely amazing. We found a campground about 20 miles south of downtown (which is actually pretty close for a large city) and drove about 5 miles to the closest metro station. From there, we took the train in twice a day for three days, because we came back in the afternoon to play with echo. It worked out pretty well, but by the end of the three days, we decided that that kind of commute twice a day wasn't what we are looking for in daily life! Three days was a short amount of time to take in the city, but we saw everything we wanted to see. The fantastic thing about DC is that everything is free!! Well, not everything, but the important things were! ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 7th 2007

Well, Toni and I managed to pack a fair amount into our first couple of days here. We even went so far as to change our travel plans so that we only had one night in Washington and had an extra night and day here in NY, we loved it so much and new we'd want as much time as possible! So here goes for the first couple of days, before we headed to Washington for a nights break in the middle: First thing this morning we booked tickets to see 'Wicked', the musical based on the lead up to when Dorothy dropped in. We got pretty good tickets, about 10 rows back. We'd already booked our tickets to see 'A Chorus Line' the night before, so all was set for our broadway experience! Next ... read more
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We decided to explore the city. Went down to the Mississippi River where all the action seemed to be. The river is really dirty but the atmosphere was great. It was Essence weekend which meant that heaps of bands were in town. We didn't get to see any but decided to take the kids to the Imax and we all watched Hurricane in the Bayou which was all about Katrina. The quarterhouse appears to be a "union" of three buildings over the decades and arriving at our room was an experience. Taking the lift to the third floor, we then walked down a total of three main corridors and took 8 seperate right or left turns and steps. The corridors either went up or downhill as the original building has been expanded into acquired adjoining ... read more


Today we drove up to Whitney Portal. After getting our campsite we pitched a tent and made some chicken quesadillas and then some s’mores. I overheard someone at the campsite calling his wife. He had just come back from climbing Whitney. He said “Honey, that was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”... read more
Me, Andrew, Joel, Andy
good cookins

North America » United States July 7th 2007

New York Love, love this city!! It was my second time to the "Big Apple" but Sam´s first intro to all things Yankee. So good to be amongst english speaking people again and of course any type of normal food you can imagine....too easy! Its funny how excited you get when you come across a supermarket with food not unlike you would get from home after travelling so long. I can´t remember New Yorkers being so helpful and friendly last time I was here but we couldn´t get over it (those who work for London Transport have a shitload to live up to). We headed straight for Times Square our first day to soak up all the excitement and energy, came across M&M´s world.....yep, a whole three story department store (across the road from the Hersheys ... read more
Statue of Liberty
Times Square at Dusk
Empire State Building




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