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Chinatown, Manhattan Tour

Chinatown, Manhattan Tour

I love living near New York City and being able to go to places like Chinatown. You can just hop on the train and feel like you’re in another country. It’s a great experience. Last month when I went to the MET I also spent some time in Chinatown and Little Italy. From 5th Avenue, I crossed over to Lexington Avenue. Then I took the # 6 subway all the way down to the Canal Street stop. Little Italy was…

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Georgia Aquarium Tour, Atlanta Georgia

Georgia Aquarium Tour, Atlanta Georgia

I’m not one to frequent aquariums. When I do visit, though, I always enjoy myself. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia was no different. One of the first animals I saw at the aquarium were the Otters. They were so cute. They played with all their toys. Then they even put on a little show for us. Guess who else put on a show for us? The Dolphins! We were able to see a dolphin show with all their jumps…

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Brooklyn, New York: Columbia Heights Tour

Brooklyn, New York: Columbia Heights Tour

I visited Brooklyn last month. I was amazed at all the buildings and architecture there. I’ve been to Brooklyn so many times and grew up right outside of New York City. I sort of took it all for granted. I also visited a great Indian restaurant I hadn’t been to in years. There were so many beautiful brownstones. Then there were all the modern buildings. It was such a contrast. The Barclays Center was also in this area. This neighborhood…

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Strolling through Atlanta, Georgia

Strolling through Atlanta, Georgia

What comes to your mind when you think of Atlanta, Georgia? Is it the Coca-Cola factory? What about the 1996 Olympics? For me, it’s those things, plus family too. I walked past the Centennial Olympic Park in May. 23 years ago the Games of the XXVI Olympiad took place. We know them as the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. It seemed as if it was yesterday that my grandparents were packing up 33 years of their lives and moving to Georgia. I still…

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Connecticut: Best Fall Events

Connecticut: Best Fall Events

Fall has fallen in Connecticut. Everyone thinks about the things they want to do during the summertime. Fall should be no different. Here are the best events for fall. Norwalk, Connecticut I always look forward to the Norwalk Boat Show every year. Last year I took you all on a tour with me. This year it will be held from Thursday September 19th – Sunday September 22nd. Expect motorboats and sailboats from boat-builders worldwide. Get to step in yachts and…

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The MET: Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

The MET: Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City! It’s like seeing the whole world under one roof. You have the Americas, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Ancient Europe! The MET is another quintessential New York City experience. I visited the MET earlier this month with my father. Visiting the Islamic Art Exhibit was a top priority. There were other exhibits I was excited to see as well. Asia There was a special exhibit in the Asian section for Korean…

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Experience

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Experience

The Statue of Liberty is such a famous landmark. It marked entry into the United States for so many emigrating to the U.S. I’ve lived so close to New York City all of my life. This was my first visit to the Statue of Liberty. It took some friends who recently moved to the U.S. to get me to finally go. I guess Lady Liberty was never on my radar. It was definitely worth the trip. Getting to the Statue…

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Exploring the Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, Georgia

Exploring the Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, Georgia

The Perimeter Mall was full of unique shops and well known chains. It is located near the Perimeter Center area of Atlanta, Georgia. Lolli and Pops was a chain I had never heard of before. They had so many sweet treats to choose from. It looked like a candy shop right out of the 1950s. Inside was a large glass display with enough sweets to give you a toothache. There were macarons as far as the eye could see. Petit…

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Atlanta, Georgia’s Diverse Architecture

Atlanta, Georgia’s Diverse Architecture

Atlanta has so much diverse architecture. Go from soaring skyscrapers to uniquely shaped and angled buildings. You’ll find every type of building in Atlanta. Take at look at the “King and Queen” buildings above. White lattice work resembles the heads of royal chess pieces. They are lit with different colors for special occasions. The Mercedes-Benz stadium was nothing like I’d ever seen before. It had so many unique angles. Book the Engineering and Architecture tour at the stadium to see…

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Koreatown, Manhattan Travel Diary

Koreatown, Manhattan Travel Diary

Traveling doesn’t always mean hopping on a plane. I took the train into Manhattan recently. A friend wanted to experience Koreatown for the first time. Getting There Arrive at Grand Central Terminal. Take the # 6 Brooklyn bound (downtown) train. Get off at the 33rd street stop. Use the 32nd street exit. Walk from E32nd street to W32nd street. As you walk from E32nd to W32nd street, you become engulfed in all the hangul (Korean script) signs. Transport yourself out…

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