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USA: Photo Summary

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Empire State Building or Top of the Rock?

If there is a city where I would be happy pay to visit an observation deck to view the skyline, New York would be it. Arguably, the most famous observation deck in the city is also located near the top of arguably the world’s most famous skyscraper and icon of the New York skyline since 1931; the Empire State Building located on 33rd St. Needless to say however that by viewing New York from the Empire State, you will miss out on viewing the Empire State. Continue reading Empire State Building or Top of the Rock?

The East Coast: Starting with New York

Note: my Google Maps of NYC with various attractions, places to eat, transport hubs etc. can be found here.

So with the first 3 days of my USA trip over and done it, it was onwards to New York.  As the guy who I shared the airport shuttle bus said, “I’ve been here for 16 years and haven’t grown out of it.  There are so many different versions of New York depending on what you want.  There’s the old school New York, the young version, the trendy version, the family side of it, it can be whatever you want it to be.” Clichéd? Very. However after spending 6 days there, it is none-the-less true. Continue reading The East Coast: Starting with New York