I Prefer Old York January 21st 2009 I never had much of a desire to visit the US of A because I agree with descriptions like this by I can’t remember who:
The USA is like a big overfriendly dog that can’t help knocking down all the furniture as it wags its tail.
Seeing as many of my best pals during my year in Costa Rica were Yanks and also thoroughly decent folk, I thought it was about time I took a look for myself at their c ... read more
North America » United States » New York Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
A highlights package of trips generally focusing on one place or aspect. This had been my rule since starting the blog in 2007: "Fewer blogs are appearing seeing as, for some reason, I decided to never write more than one blog per country unless I lived there. Having got around quite a bit, I'm now revisiting many countries, hence fewer blogs." However, it's getting trickier to get to completely new countries so I decided I might break that rule on occasion. The PhD fortunately didn't curtail travelling with research in sub-Saharan Africa and India as well as the chance to attend conferences w... full info