A taste of America

Autumn Foliage in Prospect Park, USA

Autumn Foliage in Prospect Park, USA

The American version of London maybe? With less crowds and better weather, I contemplate…

Hitting the ‘Big Apple’ has been on my travel list for a long time. Broadway has been calling. Hot dogs and other American food was asking to be eaten. Kiwi ‘Dub Pies’ were demanding my attention. The massive Niagara Falls were asking to be photographed. Really I had no choice, but to visit this amazing part of the world.

I finally managed to get to the USA this month as an early birthday treat to myself. Not only did I see New York, but I also dipped into Canada and saw Niagara Falls, Toronto as well as the Thousand Islands briefly. No decent trip would be the same without a minor visit to A&E on my return to New York (nothing too major, I’m still alive and kicking), meeting some Australians (they’re everywhere) and visiting someone I haven’t seen in two years, my boss and friend, in his local pad of Philadelphia.

This was a bit of a whirlwind visit to America’s east coast, so rather than bore you with countless details in one massive blog post, I’m going to split them up into a few interesting ones based around particular locations or days in my trip. Bear with me over the coming weeks, as I’m still dealing with a bit of sickness and jet lag, but I’ll be aiming for one post a week with plenty of photographs included!

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

I have a few thank-you’s to put out there for people who helped make my trip amazing:

Anne de Brito-Clare for her two page to-do list and tips of where to eat (plus the awesome dim sum lunch!).
Emma (A London Kiwi Blogger) for advising on the best foodie tours.
Liam Dempsey (and family) for making me feel at home in Philadelphia.
Hi Hostels USA for all their tips, directions and assistance when trying to figure out how to use the pay phones.

Stay tuned… I have Halloween goodies, autumn (fall) foliage, memorial memories, incredible architecture, colourful waterfalls, food, food and more food, chinese tours and so much more to tell you about!

In the meantime, if you’d like to check out some of my photography from the trip – head over to my designack portfolio gallery of New York and Canada »