North America

A window to the World, at the Rockefeller Center, New York

I sat down on the window ledge, the warmth of the sun hitting my face; I was in awe as the Empire State Building stood in front of me. I was looking out onto the World; in a place that I never felt I would want to be, or that I would feel much about. Over the first few days in New York, the city made a bit of an impression on me, and I slowly grew in love with the...

A view from The Empire State Building, New York

We arrived up out of Union Square subway station, to a an unexpectedly quiet area of Manhattan. People were sitting out in Union Square Gardens, drinking coffees and chatting. People walked unhurriedly along the pavement (sidewalk). It was a far cry from the busy streets of London “OMG” my sister squealed. “Its the Empire State Building”...

The Statue of Liberty from Staten Island Ferry

The statue of Liberty, is another one of those iconic monuments of New York City. In my opinion, It is a must see if you are in the city. When I saw the Statue, whilst walking across Williamsburg Bridge, I had a real “I really am in New York”  moment. Sometimes for me, it takes seeing a huge icon to make me believe, I am where I am; like my first visit to...

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City

The 9/11 Memorial Museum, is one of New York’s newest visitor attractions, open to the public in May 2014. Although it sounds quite odd to call it an attraction, indeed even have it listed as a tourist attraction, Background into the Museum The Museum is built on the site, where the former Twin Towers (World Trade Center 1 and 2), as well as various other...

Going back in time, on the New York subway

I have often complained about the transport system in London; how packed it is, and the length of time it takes to get anywhere. However, I will not be complaining about it any more. In comparison to New York; London has a super modern and efficient transport system. One thing I do enjoy, when I visit some place new, is getting to navigate my way around the city, and...

For the city that does sleep; rent an apartment in Brooklyn with Airbnb

New York is expensive. It is expensive to fly to from Europe, and the accommodation options aren’t much better price wise. New York is also busy, and loud; taxi’s buses and people; so many people. During our time in New York, we spent a considerable time in Manhattan, visiting the sights, but at the end of the day, we were glad to be getting out of there.   For...

Walking the bridges of New York City

After the iconic skyscrapers dominating New York Cities skyline, the number of bridges which act as a backdrop are rated highly for most visitors. There are over 2000 bridges and tunnels in New York City. However there are some which are more popular than others.  During my time in the city, I managed to walk two bridges which span the East River, and wanted to...

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