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Photo: Grand Central Station, NYC

Photo: Grand Central Station, NYC

Manhattan, I Love Ya!

My day started as any other. Breakfast, shower, brush teeth, get dressed, then hit the road to explore!

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It was a rather cold but clear day and I felt like a trip to New York City. To get there, I took the train from Jersey City to Manhattan for $2.50 USD. After a fifteen minute or so ride, I arrived in The Big Apple and met up with a cousin of mine for some sightseeing.


We did some shopping on 42nd street before jumping aboard the shuttle to Times Square. Everything there was glitzy and glamorous, making it difficult to decide what to photograph first. Hands deep in pockets in attempt to ward off the freezing temperatures, we strolled around for the better half of an hour, just soaking in the awesome atmopshere.




Then as the sunlight faded into night, I was treated to a spectacular view of the Empire State Building:


Can you tell that I had a great time? I will make sure that the next time I visit, it will be during the summer months. Winter is beautiful, but I’m a sunshine baby inside!!

Snow Storm Aftermath! (and) I’m in USA!

So, I took an impromptu trip to New York and New Jersey a few days ago.. I literally bought the plane tickets 48 hours before departure, and it was a pretty awesome feeling. I usually plan all of my trips, or at the very least, devote several hours to trip research prior to my first flight. I had some business to attend to in USA, so it was pretty urgent… that’s why I haven’t mentioned it on my blog until now.

Interestingly enough, I arrived not too long before a serious snow storm hit the North Eastern states. Coming from a tropical island, I had never seen real snow before, actually falling from the sky. All prior snow experiences involved seeing the snow already on the ground. It was freezing, it was wet, but it was oooooh sooo pretty!!!

Here’s a few photos to show you what my neighbourhood looked like after the snow stopped!







While I will forever be in love with golden sand, I must admit, white snow is really gorgeous. My very first snow storm will never be forgotten!