A quick google search will reveal a number of contenders claiming to be the oldest street in USA built by Europeans. Philadelphia’s Elfreth’s Alley probably trumps all claims.
Russians are often stereotyped to be a serious, cold and unfriendly bunch. I deployed some tried and tested friend-making-tactics, and the results introduced me to the real warmth and hospitality of the common Russian people.
The Niagara peninsula of Canada has a large network of cycling trails that will keep you busy for days. In this post I have described three of my favourite trails which I have biked as part of a day-trips or in multi-day cycling itineraries.
Walking on Boston’s Freedom trail is an excellent outdoor activity to do as a tourist, but I was never able to relate to the buildings, churches and graveyards that the freedom trail takes you to. The buildings are not architectural wonders; what makes them worthwhile is their historic significance and the stories they tell. Good for someone who is familiar with US history but for the rest of the world, these are just buildings that simply don’t evoke the same (nationalistic) feelings.
Still, there are places on the freedom trail that can be interesting for international tourists.
A brief overview of the Canadian Rocky mountains and some differences from their US counterparts. Plenty of winter sport options are available in this region which is quite unusual for someone like me living in Toronto. Hopefully some day I can go on a multi-day hiking trail and camp in the wilderness. Skiing I am not so sure… lol
Chicago’s Cloud Gate is considered to be one of the top works of art around the world. The sculpture is beautiful giant bean-shaped object, with 168 highly polished stainless steel plates welded together seamlessly, creates an illusion of a drop of mercury. I absolutely loved this piece of art, it’s as good as a destination by itself!
While researching about the Bean, I stumbled upon few interesting facts..
Most people drive or take a bus to Niagara Falls. However, there’s an alternate and stylish option that I am sortof addicted to: Three bridges across the Canada-USA international border can be crossed on a bicycle, making it easy to create cycling itineraries for day trips, crisscross the niagara region and enjoy beautiful views of the Falls from all directions.
Hiking to Quilotoa’s spectacular emerald green volcanic caldera lake
Malecon 2000 is a waterfront boardwalk in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city. Besides giving a tour of the place, I have examined the composite factors that lead to waterfront development projects, impact of public spaces on the local polulation and finally the perceived impact of these regeneration efforts on travel and tourism.