Five things to see in Boston, MA – other than the Freedom Trail

If you’re lucky enough to be able to stay in Boston for a couple of days during a visit I would highly recommend the following activities. Some are free, some donation based and one expensive activity.  Boston Tea Party Experience – $26 – Rather than being just a boring museum about the events that led up to the American Revolution, this interactive experience throws you … Continue reading Five things to see in Boston, MA – other than the Freedom Trail

Central Park

On our penultimate day in NYC we decided to see the most visited attraction in the whole city and a. location that has featured in a popular Hollywood film. Sights Firstly, we caught the subway to 72nd street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Walking up the high street we were reminded of our visit to Greenwich Village which looked fairly similar to this … Continue reading Central Park

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Williamsburg is one of the most expensive areas to live in Brooklyn and New York. The 2 main streets that we walked down are Bedford Ave and Grand Ave. There seemed to be more bars on these streets than people, along with a wide selection of international cuisine. There were heaps of street vendors selling car boot goods, to clothes, to collectsables, with antique and … Continue reading Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Walking Midtown, New York

Exploring Midtown, New York if not planned properly would be a catastrophic nightmare where you would repeatedly, unintentionally end up back at the same spot a dozen times if you’re not paying attention. Being a semi-seasoned traveller I figured out a way to be able to cover as much ground as possible, as efficiently as possible using a time constraint of just one day. As … Continue reading Walking Midtown, New York

West to East Village (and beyond), New York

On our third day in New York we decided that a good way to cover a lot of ground would be to walk from one side of the Island to the other, from West to East. Once you’re in Manhattan you realise how surprisingly manageable it is to walk around as the street names are easy to navigate. Sites. We began our journey by taking … Continue reading West to East Village (and beyond), New York

Migrating through Lower Manhattan

On our second day in New York after a solid nights sleep we thought we would continue with following the footsteps of the immigrants who migrated to New York by visiting a variety of Manhattans famous multicultural neighbourhoods. Sights We got the subway from Union Turnpike in Queens to Chamber street in Lower Manhattan. As we exited we walked past Foley Park and turned right … Continue reading Migrating through Lower Manhattan

The City of Angels

Three weeks ago, our 12 hour duration flight from Taipei to Los Angeles was not one I particularly enjoyed. With only a couple hours of sleep under our belt we were tired, confused and jet lagged, after a 15 hour time difference. After a complicated journey from the airport to our apartment we finally began to relax. We were staying in the prestigious Hollywood Heights … Continue reading The City of Angels