New York, I love you (Part 3)

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On my birthday we took the East River Ferry and had one of the most beautiful views from New York City. Continue reading

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New York, New York: Sandy (Part 1)

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On my last Birthday I got the most amazing present I could have wished for: a trip to New York City! I had been there in the Summer of 2000 (so yes, I’ve been on the Twin Towers), but so much has changed since then. From Washington D.C. we took the train to New York and arrived there a couple of days before my actual Birthday and unfortunately Sandy also arrived then. We were really lucky to have managed to arrive in New York, a couple of hours after we arrived the Grand Central Station was closed. Luckily we were staying at the Hyatt Hotel near the Grand Central so were just 3 blocks further north than were the power went off and the houses were evacuated. Continue reading

Washington D.C. Part 3: The White House

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In Washington I couldn’t miss for any chance the White House! I was astonished by how it was surveilled by many and many police officers (even on the roofs!). Unfortunately I didn’t manage to see Obama (just spotted his helicopter, that counts doesn’t it?) but at least the place he spends more time in. Fortunately he got reelected a couple of days later! Continue reading

Washington D.C. Part 2: The fish market

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Besides Georgetown my favorite spot in Washington was the fish market with all it’s delicious crabs, oysters, fish, shrimps…We had the best crab curry at a small fish bar next to the market. Really delicious! Continue reading

Washington D.C. and Virginia: Part 1

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My last (and by far best) birthday present from my parents was a trip to the U.S. last November. We went to Washington D.C., Virginia and New York!! It was such a cool experience, and even if I’d been in NYC and LA before I was really amazed by all the cool stuff I saw. The first picture has been taken in Virginia (love the name of the state!) at the airport. First thing I did arriving in the U.S. was ordering my favorite Starbucks Latte (Pumpkin Spiced) and some pumpkin cake (yes, I am totally a pumpkin addict). We stayed for a couple of days in Washington before heading to New York. Continue reading