Back to the Big Apple May 4th 2013 Back to NYC. I hadn't been there since 2000 and never on my own terms (usually in tow behind a friend, who knew the city better than me). Shauna and I had a week, so we knew we had the time to see the city well. To change things up a bit, we stayed the first four days in West Harlem and the final three in Brooklyn (Downtown). Both of these neighbourhoods would give us a different feel and take ... read more
North America » United States » New York » 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
In my late twenties, I decided that I wanted to see the world, but I didn't want to make it too easy, so I decided to do it on a bike. I had taken up cycling seriously a few years prior.
In 1989-90, I cycled around the world, where I visited five continents, 22 countries and logged 22,000 km. I thought that would take the travel bug out of me -- not a chance. I have been cycling in different parts of the world ever since.
The one thing that has been consistent with my trips has been the developing world. The colour, hospitality, food, and culture (in no partic... full info