Tagged: USA

Have you been to America’s oldest street?

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.

Boston Freedom Trail: 5 must-see sights for international travellers

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.

3 facts about Chicago’s Cloud Gate (that surprised and impressed me)

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..

How to cross the international border at Niagara Falls on a bicycle

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.

Photo Friday 03.12: Detroit, reloaded

Downtown area of Detroit is quite interesting, with well kept buildings right next to a lot that’s empty or being torn down. Back in the day, this automobile capital of USA had a bustling downtown. The city is slowly emerging from decay and I hope it regains its charm in the next decade or so.

Photo Friday 03.03: Detroit downtown

Detroit, the erstwhile automobile capital of USA, had a bustling downtown back in its day. The city is slowly emerging from decay and I hope it regains its charm in the next decade or so.

Year 2011 in review

This year I travelled to two new countries: Mexico and Ecuador. Besides that, I got a full time job, a house and things like that.

Taking time off for travelling will certainly become increasingly difficult, but I will make it happen anyway since travelling is the best way to spend money, don’t you agree?

5 free things to do during a layover in Miami airport

35 million passengers used this airport in 2010, making it the 12th busiest in USA. Most of the traffic occurs on concourse D also called the “north terminal”, and a hub for American Airlines. Typical layovers are 3-6 hours long, which can be a bit too long to kill.

Here are some free things you could do to keep yourself entertained

Photo Friday 02.12: Cloud gate

The Cloud Gate (nicknamed ‘the bean’) is a public sculpture in downtown Chicago’s Millenium Park. Made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has no visible seams. I absolutely loved this piece of art, it’s as good as a destination by itself!