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New York Skyline at Night is Magical

Do I need to say more? These photos of New York skyline at night will really make you impulsively buy a ticket right now because New York  at night is magical, stunning and romantic! In almost ALL cities I have visited, going to the top to see the city’s panorama

Times Square Buskers

There used to be only the naked cowboy and naked cowgirl in Times Square in New York City. Nowadays, the center of downtown Manhattan is swarmed with buskers either in elaborate costumes or almost in their birthday suits–even if it’s cold. For most naive tourists, these Time Square buskers are

The New Harlem

There’s such thing as Italian Renaissance. Or English Renaissance. But, there’s no such thing as Manhattan or Queen or Bronx or Brooklyn Renaissance. However, there’s such thing as Harlem Renaissance. It refers to the African-American cultural movement in the 1920’s in the US where Harlem in [easyazon_link asin=”1250038820″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes”

Henry Ford Museum – America’s Past and Future

If there’s one thing that you shouldn’t miss when visiting Detroit, it has to be the Henry Ford Museum. Even if you’re not a car enthusiast. After all, Detroit got its nickname, the Motor City, from the very industry that fueled America’s economy for many years. Ok, Henry Ford Museum

The Magnificent Diego Rivera Murals at Detroit Institute of Arts

Inside the Detroit Arts of Institute (aka DIA), one can find the magnificent Diego Rivera Murals spanning the whole court from top to bottom, from side to side, and from corner to corner. You don’t need to be an artist nor an art freak to understand what the massive murals

Public Art in Detroit

Detroit, the Motown City, never runs out of public art. It’s everywhere. In every corner. In every street. I’m not talking about the ubiquitous graffiti the city is known for nowadays. I’m talking about these real public art that had been there even before the city lost its “Motor City”

Heidelberg Project – When Trash Speaks Its Mind Through Art

It’s been proven anywhere—that trash can be recycled. It’s been known—that there’s money (and for some–food) in trash. There’s beauty in there, too. Then, there’s art. Even before Detroit is known as the city on the verge of bankruptcy, Heidelberg Project has been around for many years. Its existence has

Chicago Segway and Architecture Tour

My first Segway Tour ride didn’t culminate without a hard fall. I got nervous when we were passing on a narrow pathway and I didn’t turn the handle at the right time in a little curve that goes a little uphill. I hit the concrete rectangular flower bed pot and

Five Great Reasons to Live in New York City

(An acquaintance I met before came up with 5 reasons why living in New York is great! She has lived in 4 other countries—but decided to settle in New York City as her permanent address, most of the time. When there’s typhoon or hurricane coming up in the great city,

Philadelphia: Elfreth Alley

Elfreths Alley is Americas oldest inhabited alley since 1702! Currently, there are 32 houses that is believed to built since 1728 and 1836! And yes, there ARE still people living here unto this day! Though some are obviously renovated, the houses architectural styles faithful to its original. They are well-preserved

Philadelphia’s Panorama from the City Hall Tower

As soon as we arrived in Philadelphia, we deposited our backpacks at the 30th Street Station lockers because our couchsurfing host would meet us later that afternoon–and so we have to use the first few hours of the afternoon exploring a small part of the city, climbing to the top

The City Hall of Philadelphia

“Returning home, riding down Market Street in an open summer car, something detaind us between Fifteenth and Broad, and I got out to view better the new three-fifths built marble edifice, the City Hall, of magnificent proportions–a majestic and lovely show there in the moonlight–all flooded over, facades, myriad silver-white

Philadelphia and Benjamin Franklin

Philadelphia and Benjamin Franklin are synonymous. The latter is everywhere, from statues to memorials and other tributes. Philadelphia is the fifth most populous city in the United States. It is known as the New York City of the East–which I don’t doubt. Most of all, it is known as the

George Washington Monument

George Washington known as USA’s first President and was one of the founding fathers of his country. The country’s capital, Washington, DC is named in his honor. And as if it’s not enough, they also built the [easyazon_link asin=”1595231102″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”yes” popups=”yes”]Washington Monument[/easyazon_link], an imposing

New York Sunset View from Rockefeller Center

The view from the top of Rockefeller Center is just breath-taking. You will really fall in love with Nueva York. Id recommend to go up there in late afternoon and wait till sunset and into the evening. The concrete skyscrapers turn to gold when the sunset rays hit them. Tourists