The city that never sleeps

Letter 45 ...and neither did I. This captivating place worked its way under my skin just as I expected and made me fall in love with it just as many other places have done. But New York City is different. It's an exceptionally special city. I arrived in New York City at 2:30pm on Tuesday … Continue reading The city that never sleeps

The world in microcosm

Letter 44 "The pond represents the ocean, the hills represent the mountains and the trees become the forests of the world." In my last couple of days in Philly I spent my time exploring the extensive Fairmount Parkand. I was surprised at how many wonderful areas and buildings I found, as well as the statues … Continue reading The world in microcosm

Don’t judge a book until you’ve met the characters.

Letter 43 Walking through Chinatown seeing rundown buildings, hearing beeping horns and shouting in the distance and only spotting faraway skyscrapers among the clouds peeping above, I thought I'd made a mistake staying for 4 nights in Philadelphia. It seems I was wrong. The deeper I wondered into the city, walking constantly through the parallel … Continue reading Don’t judge a book until you’ve met the characters.

He steered the boat with his foot?!

Letter 42 As we enjoyed our boat trip to see the whales we decided to spend part of our last day in Boston doing another boat trip. This time with a land destination. There are 30 islands within the Boston Harbor and our short ferry ride bought us to Spectacle Island which has the highest … Continue reading He steered the boat with his foot?!

We crashed Harvard’s welcome ceremony…

Letter 39 Accidentally, of course. We were simply wandering around finding the perfect patch of grass to take a nap on and we came across a sea of immaculately dressed people and an important person making an inspirational speech on the stage. Can we now be members of the Harvard Class of 2020? We began … Continue reading We crashed Harvard’s welcome ceremony…

Boston has the friendliest squirrels

Letter 38 So we were walking through Boston Common, aiming for the beautiful gold-domed State House and we come across a chubby squirrel lying belly down on the path. Of course we went over to take some photos and it ended up being the friendliest squirrel ever and we grabbed a selfie! That one will … Continue reading Boston has the friendliest squirrels

Our host took us to a cookout!

Letter 37 Barely 5 minutes after meeting our wonderful airbnb host she very kindly invited us to join her at her friend's cookout; an offer we gratefully accepted! After a fantastic first day in Boston we thought we were the luckiest people in the world! It took us 11 and a half hours on an … Continue reading Our host took us to a cookout!

After work comes play!

Letter 36 After 11 weeks living in Charles County, Maryland, working as a summer camp counsellor, it is now time to relax and travel. I only have 2 weeks and I'm planning to visit 3 places, so I thought I'd update you all with the plans! We are starting with an overnight bus from Washington … Continue reading After work comes play!

A slice of heaven in the city

Letter 33 Along with the spellbinding monuments and skyscrapers of the capital lies the quaint historical area of Georgetown which I found quite charming. I visited last weekend and it gave me a very different outlook on DC which I will share with you in this letter. If you jump off the metro at Foggy-bottom … Continue reading A slice of heaven in the city