Three States, Three Stories.
Three States, Three Stories.
Once upon a time I was in New England, a mix of matching but variated States from the United States. We took a car and drove through the region, but some stops were unmissable. Although we saw many things, I decided to choose three of them, those which I keep the best memories from. This is the story of three stories, one from each state and one for each adventure.
1. The Ocean State
There are many things that make traveling have something special, something different from everything else. But, for me, what turns every single trip into unique is the chance to experience what you can't experience at home. That is discovering a new culture, living a locals life. That is enjoying all the little things that your destination has to offer that not any other place in the world can. So, today I was thinking... what to post about? And suddenly I remembered that a trip, a story and a sport is an actual pretty good combination.
Two years ago (and it truly seems it was yesterday), I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Chicago with my family. We saw the museums, the streets, the Bean and even attended a concert at the Grant Park! However, one of the most memorable stories for me was attending a local sports event: A BASEBALL GAME. I had been before at a Rockies match in Denver and had been missing ever since the craziness of an American match. Luckily, the tickets were already bought and on a beautiful sunny Sunday we hit the road to end up at the Chicago's White Sox stadium.
It's is certainly impressing how humans, us, we've been able to sometimes beat nature. This irrational passion to be the best, to proof you can go further. And when you travel, it is something you will appreciate in every corner of every street. What has kept me stunned the most are those endlessly tall buildings somebody once draw. And now they are huge immense tower imposing their power from their far away top. I'm talking about buildings like the Burj Khalifa, or the Shangai Tower.
Don't they give you a marvelous but also quite frightening feeling at the same time?
From me, the most breath-taking buildings I have seen are The Empire State Building (in New York) and the Willis Tower (in Chicago). Them both left me speechless. So large. You couldn't help but feeling so tiny and insignificant next to them. But on the other hand, I was able to admire how far we have arrived. I know, we still have to preserve our planet. But there must be some way to combine growing and taking care, isn't there? Anyway, this was just a little introduction to show you some pictures of really really really tall buildings, and left you speechless too!.
Which is the tallest building you've seen so far? What do you think about this massive skyscrapers? Leave me your opinion!
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The most breathtaking city for many of us. It is always innovating and always creating. Still, there are some classics you would never miss. The Empire State, the Met Museum, Central Park, Fifth Avenue... I'm pretty sure you know them all. I've been quite few times in this beloved place and every single time it continues to amaze me. I have fallen in love with the city, its people and its life. It is, ladies and gentlemen, New York City.
To not make it boring or dull or repetitive or whatever, I tried to go round other places. That kind that won't appear on the top 10 list, but that they are still pretty awesome. That kind that are not fulfilled by hundreds of tourists whereas for expert locals. Here are my five favorite places to do some unknown activity in the famous city.
1- The International Center of Photography
In the heart of the city (you've probably walked through and have never realized is there) is foundthe International Center of Photography. This place will always delight you with shocking images from their temporary switching exhibitions. It is definitely where to have a good couple hours spent.
Where: 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street.
When: Tuesday–Thursday/ 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Friday/ 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Saturday–Sunday/ 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Closed on Mondays and major holidays.
How Much: General admission is 14$, students and seniors 10$ and children or members free. Fridays evening is voluntary contribution.
Once, one of my closest friends spent 3 months in the historical city of Philadelphia. Some time later I called her, to tell I was going to visit the town. She was delighted with the news. 'You're going to my American hometown!' she said, and I automatically was sent plenty of information about museums, must-sees, sightseeing, restaurants, food and people. There was only a little small tiny insignificant problem. I did only had 48 hours. To visit the city. All the city. Wish me luck. Anyway, I made a commitment to explore how much as I could. Forty-eight hours on the run.
Be welcomed to the philadelphia Countdown.
13 cultural and lifestyle differences I've spotted.
Both are known as Western Civilization. Europe and North America. But their costumes aren't a look-a-like. For most people from the Old Continent going to the land of freedom and justice might be shocking. You'll eventually get used to it, but it takes some time to absorb it all (I'll guess it happens exactly the same the other way round, Americans might also feel astonished by some European traditions, but, as I can not reborn and grow up again in a different country, I won't be able to talk about it myself).
I've been going to the States for the summer quite a few years now, and here's a list of everything I've learned, experienced and noticed in their culture.
Vera is a curious girl who was born in Barcelona, yet she considers herself to be a citizen of the world. Her biggest passion is to travel to beautiful places and discover incredible things along her way. She loves traveling, reading and trying tasty meals everywhere she goes. So, will you come with me to explore the world.