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Dec 16, 2014 - Ein Jahr in den USA

Schon seit mehreren Jahren gelten die Vereinigten Staaten als eines der beliebtesten Reiseziele schlechthin. Während der Schulzeit oder nach dem Schulabschluss eine Zeit lang dort zu leben, ist für viele Jugendliche ein großer Traum, den sie sich erfüllen möchte. Doch welche Voraussetzungen muss man überhaupt erfüllen, um ein ganzes Jahr in Übersee verbringen zu dürfen? Auch wenn die USA als das Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten gelten, sind die Möglichkeiten für ein Auslandsjahr USA leider doch ziemlich begrenzt. Die populärsten...

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Dec 7, 2014 - Exploring medieval lives at The Cloisters

I decided to spend my last day in New York at The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that is constructed of bits and pieces of four cloisters from southern France - Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, Trie-surBaise and elements once thought to have come from Bonnefont-en-Comminges. It houses a large portion of the museum's medieval Gothic and Romanesque collections. The core of the collection was purchased from George Grey Barnard, an American sculptor who lived for a time near Fontainebleau in France and used...

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Dec 6, 2014 - Remembering the fallen

When we got up this morning, my daughter and I saw on the news that it was supposed to start raining about 2 p.m. so we thought we'd better leave straight away for the 9/11 Memorial so we could avoid the rain. Unfortunately we ended up on the subway for two hours since there was construction on the R line and we didn't understand the announcement and ended up going from Brooklyn all the way around to Queens before we realized the train was not going to stop at the location we had been given for a transfer to the F line that would take us to...

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Dec 4, 2014 - Reveling in Near Eastern Art at the Met

Well, once more I have found myself in the Big Apple. My flights went smoothly yesterday but arrived in Newark, N.J. a little after 4 p.m. and, even though I had reserved a shuttle for 5 p.m. I didn't actually get a shuttle until 6:30 p.m. and it had seven other people on board wanting to be dropped off at JFK and LaGuardia. Brooklyn, where I reserved my hotel, was last on the list. So, I didn't finally get to my hotel until almost 9 p.m. Note to self: Don't ever book a flight to Newark again if you want to go sightseeing in New York! I was...

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Oct 21, 2014 - New York City 2014

NEW YORK CITY "A VACATION OF A LIFETIME" NEW YORK CITY TRIP:Cross that OFF MY BUCKET LIST:ME AND MY FAMILY STARTED OUR TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY BY FIRST RIDING THE TRAIN INTO PENNSYLVANIA STATION.Which serves like 600,000 commuters. WENT ON A CRUISLINE Sight Seeing BOAT TOUR TO SEE The great views THE STATUE OF LIBERTY ( on (Statue of Liberty a gift from France which stands on her base 305 feet tall) It was huge. liberty island the BROOKLYN BRIDGE, New York Harbor, AND Elis Island( e gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States...

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Sep 24, 2014 - New York

My second day in New York. Today I had a wander around around West Village and then walked down to the Hudson River Park and walked to the remaining twin tower. Spooky to think about the 9 11 event . It is a huge building site and the new building will be amazing when it is finished. I passed a few lovely parks and gardens on the way and then caught the subway back again. Luckily I popped up where I wanted to be so feel more comfortable now. I went to Jack's and had a coffee which was good as I hadn't had one all day. I had dinner with...

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Sep 23, 2014 - New York City

I am now in the US. It is so long since I was last here. 1999. Last century! New York is an amazing city. The sheer size is overwhelming. My flight was long and boring. British Ariways have very limited movies and music to kill the time. I sat next to Stephanie who was from Melbourne. She works for Telstra in NYC. She was not very fresh to be near but she was bright and bubbly when we struck up conversation . She has done a Masters in Art History but ended up in a quite different field. She had been travelling with her mother in Italy so...

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Sep 21, 2014 - Washington DC to New York City - USA

Our last entry finished on Saturday 13th September and we had just spent our first day in Washington DC. On Sunday we spent our second day sightseeing and headed into the city centre from our hotel which was in the very pleasant, Van Ness university area. We were situated a couple of blocks from the metro system and used it extensively to travel around the city. Our first stop was to the base of the Washington monument which is a 555 foot marble obelisk built to honour the first president. We then headed down the National mall to the...

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Sep 19, 2014 - sept 19 new york city

We got up early and were takenby tour bus to the big apple. We visited times square, Rockefeller plaza, ground zero (very impressive), took the ferry to ellis island and the statue of liberty. Very good tour, learned alot about the area, it's history and saw the famous areas so familiar from television and movies. But I'm ready to get away from the crowds and see some nature after a day in the city.

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Sep 16, 2014 - early morning, man hat on

[with a nod to peter gabriel] an appropriate title, since this man had a hat on while walking through manhattan. ok, bad pun. anyway, this is a long post – and a long overdue post. again i apologise; my daughter catalina has never been to new york or new jersey or philadelphia, so every day after my walking we went tourist-ing. i haven’t gotten a lot of sleep, but we’ve seen a lot and visited some friends too. and now that i’m done with the walk, my wife and i are really running around. in fact, as i write this, we just drove 213 miles from...

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Sep 15, 2014 - made it to NYC!

this is a quick post - i have so much to say and no time to say it all right now. i arrived safely at the atlantic ocean off of coney island, new york city, this afternoon to complete my journey. total 4726 miles of walking over about 225 days. THANK YOU for all who have written in support (and some congratulations already; my daughter-in-law posted photos on facebook, son on instagram, etc.) i WILL write a full, and long, post in the next day or so, with a ton of photos from the last week. since my daughter and grandson came in late last...

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Sep 13, 2014 - London

I returned to London on the train. Before leaving I went to see what was going on in the paddock across the road. I had a cup of tea and looked at the cakes and produce. Funny little English country fair. Next the sheep arrived and each farmer emptied their truck and the sheep were locked in their own pet ready for judging. They were all different colours and their wool quite course and long. My trip home was so easy. I missed the turn on the roundabout to the airport as the sign was not clear but did another lap and it worked ok. It was so...

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