Americas

Tales, adventures and photography from the Americas.

I almost considered not walking across the bridge because, for lack of a good reason to be honest, I just couldn’t be bothered and didn’t think it would add anything particularly special to my New York experience. I was wrong, and am very glad that I did cross the bridge

After a morning of exploring Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights, and doing some various bits and bobs, my fiancée and I walked over to Chelsea and checked out the New York High Line, which was one of the highlights of my trip. The High Line is a 21km (13mi) rail

Today, I decided to explore a different part of Brooklyn. In my mind, Brooklyn was supposed to be gritty and industrial (well formerly industrial to an extent I suppose these days), however I was completely unaware of the more “upmarket” part of Brooklyn. Around the Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill

Times Square at night is very different than during the day. The bright lights are much more intense, the noise seems louder and the whole vibe is ramped up a level. It’s great to just sit down and watch the intensity of it all. Sitting on the big glowing red

Today I’d like to take you on a tour of New York City’s Times Square during the day. Gentrified, corporate, tacky, touristy, fake and over-the-top are just some of the terms used to describe Time Square these days, and if I lived in New York I doubt that, apart from

The Upper Westside of Manhattan has some of the main tourist sites, such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and borders Central Park. Aside from that though, I didn’t really connect much with the area. It’s (for New York) very quiet and mostly has nannies

Having visited Times Square, it was time to head down to check out the Empire State Building. The whole night, I had the Jay-Z/Alicia Keys song “Empire State of Mind” in my head. So many songs just make perfect sense in this city, even ones that aren’t as obvious as

The East Village & NoLita Street Art is some of the best in the city.  Historically poor areas, today both, and the bordering Lower East Side are to a large extent gentrified. Thankfully, the street art scene is still intact, in part because it’s tolerated and in part because those that have

Chinatown Manhattan (the are actually 7 Chinatowns in New York City) is an exciting, vibrant, busy part of New York. It is the home to the largest Chinese population in one place in the Western hemisphere, bordering the Lower East Side to its east and Little Italy to its north.

Another day of beautiful weather in New York, and we decided to visit Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Respectively these two islands are home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum. When you see the Statue of Liberty in real life, it truly is an amazing sight to