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I Heart NY

Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | Views [310]

It goes without saying, I've had a fantastic stay in NYC. On my last full day, I went back into my high energy self and walked around:   - Financial district, Battery Park and  9/11  Memorial  - TriBeCa and Greenwich ... Read more >

Tags: bucket list, cities, food, sightseeing, usa


Ill in New York

Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | Views [240]

Today, I'm back to being a local but a rather sick local. I've decided to take it easy today staying in, rather than going out gallivanting around Manhattan. I've got two last days in New York and the weekend in Toronto. Then it's hello to Peru which ... Read more >

Tags: airbnb, cities, food, sick, usa


Happy Easter from New York!

Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | Views [471]

I nearly skipped Easter mass today because I was slightly hesitant about going to a foreign church. I was unsure of how the mass would be, what the parish was like, what the dress code would be, among all the other things a fearful person might wonder ... Read more >

Tags: bucket list, churches, cities, friends, landmarks, music, nights out, public transport, sightseeing, usa


Why not Manhattan?

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | Views [305]

Most people visiting New York normally think within the Manhattan box. So it's not surprising that when I mentioned that I would be staying in Brooklyn for my visit, most people would ask "why not Manhattan?" It's true when I initially looked for ... Read more >

Tags: airbnb, bucket list, cities, music, usa


Au Revoir Montréal - je vous aime beaucoup :(

Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | Views [1038]

I left Montréal with a heavy heart. I didn't expect to feel like this especially since my next stop has been my dream for a very long time - New York City. The train ride from Montréal to New York took 12 hours but was pretty scenic.... Read more >

Tags: canada, cities, food, friendly strangers, friends, nature, snow, trains, usa, winter


I love Alaska!

Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | Views [404]

I'll say it loud and proud, I love Alaska! Only 3% of tourists coming to Alaska make it into the Artic Circle and of that, an unknown but suspiciously small percentage bother to come during winter. I am in that very minority group and am happy where ... Read more >

Tags: animals, bucket list, friendly strangers, nature, northern lights, sick, snow, usa, winter


Below freezing in Fairbanks

Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | Views [300]

You realize that Anchorage isn't cold when you come to Fairbanks. This is a completely different level of cold. I think my thermals, fleece and down are required every second I am out. If I could take a quilt with me, I'd be better. And yet, there ... Read more >

Tags: friendly strangers, nature, northern lights, snow, trains, usa, winter


I think I am in love with Alaska

Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | Views [378]

I had a super early start today, leaving at 4am to make my 7am flight to Seattle. I must've been so sleepy that I hadn't even realized the plane had landed until I woke up to see that half the flight was already gone! Thank goodness ... Read more >

Tags: animals, bucket list, flights, friendly strangers, nature, snow, usa, winter


Last day in SF!

Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | Views [316]

I spent my last day chilling out in the Mission District. It was refreshing to get out to somewhere without the tourists. I'm not entirely sure if you could call the Mission "da hood". But it reminded me of my favourite suburb in Brisbane - West ... Read more >

Tags: cities, landmarks, museums, public transport, sightseeing, usa


I'm in San Francisco!

Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | Views [346]

An interesting start to say the least - thanks to a few unexpected nuances.  Despite the hurdles, I'm here! :) I'm not sure if I'm a huge fan of SF yet. The roads, trams/trolleys/cable cars, hoards of tourists confuse me. It took quite ... Read more >

Tags: animals, cities, friendly strangers, landmarks, sightseeing, usa

 

 

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