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

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

New York, New York

Our last day in California, Georgia and I shamefully spent it doing absolutely nothing apart from watching films and drinking tea. We figured by this point that we had seen everything there is to see in the vicinity of Marin, plus every dollar saved here is a dollar to be spent in New York City. Getting to San Francisco Airport was easy, staying in Marin … Continue reading New York, New York

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

Exploring more of San Francisco

This morning we woke up and got the free shuttle bus to Larkspur ferry terminal. The $11 ride was more entertaining than the night time excursion as we got to see a variety of different sites on the journey. First we saw San Quentin prison, home to the infamous cult leader Charles Manson, if you look closely at the picture below you can see the … Continue reading Exploring more of San Francisco

Akihabara / Ikebukuro

Yesterday morning we were out of our apartment and on the road to Chiyoda by 10am. Our plan was to explore Chidorigafuchi, the Imperial Palace Gardens and the Edo Castle. However that plan soon turned sour when we got to Sakuradamon metro station and I saw people being refused entry into the complex. It turns out that the whole area is closed on Mondays and … Continue reading Akihabara / Ikebukuro