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Wall Street in New York

The moment I entered the Wall Street in New York, I was in awe. Those huge imposing buildings are intimidating. The pulsating economic activities in the area were very conspicuous and men in business suits were rushing here and there—as if to the save the world from its economic doomsday. At

New York City – Flat Iron Building

Well, if you are looking from up there, it surely looks like a flat iron building, right? But if you look up from below (from I stand), it looks like a cute “mushroom”, eh? LOL…. You know what I mean. :)) For New York Hostels, click HERE.  For New York cheap flights,

The City Hall of Manhattan

Looking up the City Hall of Manhattan is so intimidating. The colossal architecture itself is bold, classic and powerful. Standing on its foot gave me a feeling of being a tiny little creature worshipping to a pedestal that’s ready to crush me anytime. For New York Hostels, click HERE.  For New

New York City – Brooklyn Bridge

New York City has many bridges that connect Manhattan to its other four boroughs: Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island. The most famous of all these bridges is the BROOKLYN BRIDGE. It was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1903. For New York Hostels, click HERE.  For New

New York City: One World Trade Center

A friend from the thrid world asked me what World Trade Center where the Twin Towers used to stand proudly looks like nowadays. I went there the other day and this is what I found. The area is full of traffic officers to usher thousands of tourists (not to mention the

New York City: Grand Central Station

In rush hours, the Grand Central Station is like an ebbing tide of humanity that flows in all four corners. There’s chaos here but it’s wonderfully beautiful. The fluidity of movements created by people is like a dance masterpiece which everyone has it’s own choreography to perform. The famed clock

Inside St Patrick Cathedral

The first time I heard about St Patrick Cathedral was from my Humanities university professor. It’s one of the perfect examples of traditional Gothic architecture—in sharp contrast with the sturdy and glorious modern architecture along 5th Street. For a tired soul (or shopper?), the Catherdral is a respite from the

Seoul Tower at Night

Sriram and I woke up at noon today. That means, we only have 4 hours of sleep. I need to get out of his apartment before his buyers will drop by his flat. He’s selling a lot of his stuff to Craigslist’s readers because he’s leaving Seoul soon.  I left his

Open Museum of Traditional Houses

The Open Museum of Traditional Houses in Osaka is in the outskirts of the city but it is very accessible to the subway. From the subway, challenge yourself to walk for 800 meters. It’s easy to find it even if I didn’t see any billboards to direct me there. However,

The Glorious Osaka Castle

I’m surprised to know that Japan has a castle. And they do have some. Not just one. And one of the most well-known castles is the Osaka Castle. Nowadays, the castle is turned into a museum with impressive presentation of history using digital technology that will blow you away. The presentations are

Traditional Japanese Houses in Kyoto

I told you yesterday that I had so much of temples here and there and everywhere in this city. So, instead of going to the city and see buildings again, I decided to be a bit of historical and cultural. How did I do it? I just walked around the city,

The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

Kyoto, has 1,600 Buddhist temples and over 400 Shinto Shrines. With 17 UNESCO World Cultural Heritages, a tourist would never have to complain on what to do and see in the city that’s known to be the Cultural Capital of Japan. No wonder, Kyoto, is a must-see for travellers. Temples, however, will
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