Cities, Practical Information

Bigger, Better, Cheaper! | Shopping in America

Imagine an average day. It's gray outside, cold and it's raining. You want to go shopping, but you don't want to go through the rain and the cold with all your new acquisitions. In America they have found something great for this: the shopping mall! These large covered shopping centers with hundreds of stores, restaurants… Continue reading Bigger, Better, Cheaper! | Shopping in America

Cities, New York

Celebrate Independence Day in New York | 4th of July

Celebrate Independence Day in New York on July 4. Independence Day is one of the most important days of the year in the United States. New Yorkers know how to celebrate this and if you are in New York on July 4, you should definitely not miss this. For New York, July 4 means that… Continue reading Celebrate Independence Day in New York | 4th of July

Cities, New York, Sightseeings

Ellis Island | New York

Ellis Island is known by many as an immigration island; the island served as a border post for millions of immigrants who came to the United States to realize their dreams. America was therefore "land of the free and home to the brave". The American Dream was for everyone, something that was not obvious in… Continue reading Ellis Island | New York

Cities, New York, Sightseeings

Brooklyn Bridge | New York

The Brooklyn Bridge was built between 1869 and 1883. The bridge was opened in May 1883. It was the first steel-built bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge was the only connection between Manhattan and Brooklyn at that time. If you walk across the bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan, you have a beautiful view of… Continue reading Brooklyn Bridge | New York

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SoHo | Manhattan | New York

SoHo in New York: it's one of the coolest-sounding neighborhoods, but did you know that it's actually just an abbreviation for South of Houston … Houston is a street that runs from East to West, just below where the streets get numbers. And SoHo is, indeed, south of that big street. At the end of… Continue reading SoHo | Manhattan | New York

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Hell’s Kitchen | Manhattan | New York

Hell’s Kitchen in New York was a bad neighborhood, but nowadays it mainly distinguishes itself by many nice little bars and restaurants. Nobody in New York knows the exact story behind the name Hell’s Kitchen, but there are many interesting theories about it. The neighborhood is also called "Clinton" or "Midtown West". The latter name… Continue reading Hell’s Kitchen | Manhattan | New York

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West Village | Manhattan | New York

West Village is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York. It is a residential area, but one with all kinds of nice restaurants and shops - and a lot of celebrities! To give an idea; the neighborhood is south of Chelsea, north of Hudson Square and South Village, east of the Hudson River and west of… Continue reading West Village | Manhattan | New York

Cities, New York, Sightseeings

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum | New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York is the only museum where visitors can admire a legendary aircraft carrier, the first space shuttle, the fastest planes and a submarine from the Cold War. The museum is very popular and welcomes no fewer than one million visitors a year. The Intrepid Museum is… Continue reading Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum | New York

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Guggenheim Museum | New York

The Guggenheim museum is one of the most beautiful buildings in New York in the Upper East Side and perhaps one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Only this building is reason enough to put it in your top 5 of 'things-to-do' - when I'm in New York. Is there something to see… Continue reading Guggenheim Museum | New York

Cities, New York, Sightseeings

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, also called The Met, is the largest museum in New York. As France has the Louvre and St. Petersburg the Hermitage, so has New York The Met. Metropolitan Museum of Art has a very wide collection. From shards from ancient Egypt, harnesses from the age of knights… Continue reading The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York