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New York City – The View from Liberty Island

Liberty Island, is, of course, the island where the iconic symbol of America, Statue of Liberty, stood mighty and proud. View from the ferry. It was really, really nice blue sky day! It would be awesome if your backyard looks like this. Liberty Island is the best place to see

New York City – Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the West. It has more than 2 million items! Really, 2 million! You can’t see it in half an hour or so—if you plan to just “drop by the museum.” You have to be there for a day or

The Gay Village and the Greenwich Village in New York City

A walk in New York’s Greenwich Village is a walk that every tourist should do. Its a historical-laden village where famous people used to live / visit / perform: Edgar Allan Poe, [easyazon_link asin=”0871407108″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”yes”]E. E. Cummings[/easyazon_link]s, [easyazon_link asin=”B00MIA0KGY” locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default”

New York City Apartments

If you have seen the [easyazon_link asin=”B000E1YVZU” locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”yes”]musical movie, RENT,[/easyazon_link], you already know what most New York apartments look like. The unmistakable fire escapes outside the windows are very New York. For New York Hostels, click HERE.  For New York cheap flights, click

High Line Park

The High Line Park is a brilliant idea. And believe it or not, it is my favorite part of the city to watch people and the world go by. Not to mention that this is the best place, too, to watch sunset. “New York was planning to tear down the

The United Nations Building in New York

When in New York City, a visit to the United Nations building should be in your list. For those who don’t believe in the organization, think again. Join the tour and be enlightened. The facade of the United Nations compound. The lobby has the World Press Photo exhibits—the Best Photos

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 Bus Tour

This double-decker New York Bus Tour has become a ubiquitous icon of New York City. Every guide book of NYC carries a photo of this bus. This sightseeing bus will pass all the attractions you want to see in New York in one day. It’s a touristy thing thing to do,

The Charging Bull of New York

As you can see in the pic, the bull is ready to fight, thus, it is called the Charging Bull of New York or The Wall Street Bull. It is right there at the heart of the Financial District and every tourist can’t miss it. It’s the symbol of agressive

The House of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe, the Gothic American writer is not from New York but from Baltimore. However, he moved to NYC because he thought it was here that he could get his works published. While in this city, he moved from one place to another. I traced the first and the

High Line Park Sunset

The High Park Line sunset is the coolest thing to do at the end of your sightseeing day in New York City. The sunset view is breathtaking—and across the river is the city skyline of New Jersey. Perhaps, it’s the best place to bring your date here for free. Take

Gay Marriage Ad

This gay marriage ad is awesome! This is one of the reasons why I love New York, the City that Never Sleeps. For New York Hostels, click HERE.  For New York cheap flights, click HERE.  SAVE up to 50% sightseeing CITYPASS. For New York Hotel, click HERE.  For New York Guide

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

View from Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island is between Manhattan Island and Queens borough. The skyline view from Roosevelt Island is amaaazing! It’s just a tiny island with a view that will surely make you stop and sit on one of the benches there along the river boardwalk. You can even lie down on the

Delicious Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima!

When I got back to Hiroshima City, from Miyajima Island, I walked again for a long time at the Peace Boulevard. This time, no more camwhoring. I’ve used up my 5 GB memory card in the island. 🙂 I decided to try Hiroshima’s famous okonomiyaki, a Japanese pancake. It was easy to find the