USA day 6 – Fall colours and Monte Cristo sandwiches

June 11, 2007

[This post is part of my very leisurely report on our trip to the USA last year in October.] Waking up on our first morning in Connecticut and looking out of the window, the view could not possibly have been more different to New York.  Where there had been a busy road and grimy brick […]

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New York day 4: Angelica Kitchen and John’s of Bleecker Street

March 26, 2007

Fog’s Rain’s rollin’ in off the East River bank, Like a shroud it covers Bleecker Street… – Simon & Garfunkel We awoke on Tuesday morning to find that our luck with the weather had finally run out – all we could see were grey, grey skies threatening to rain. Ah well – at least we […]

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New York day 3 – the Empire State Building and beyond

January 23, 2007

See me walking down 5th AvenueWalking cane here at my sideI take it everywhere I walkI’m an Englishman South African in New York    -   apologies to Sting After our glorious pizza at Luzzo’s and a good night’s sleep, we were up bright and early again on Monday so that we could beat the crowds […]

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New York day 2 – Luzzo’s and the quest for the perfect Pizza

December 7, 2006

Mmmm, pizza.  Can there be a more perfect food?  It’s carby, it’s cheesy, it can be customised to be austere or extravagant or bland or spicy.  It can be eaten alone or happily shared with friends.  It can be eaten while walking down a street in Rome, or standing up at a station cafe in […]

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New York day 2 – Lady Liberty and Katz’s Deli

December 5, 2006

And I dreamed I was flyingAnd high up above eyes could clearly seeThe Statue of Liberty,Sailing away to sea     -    Simon & Garfunkel As is always the case when I fly to America, I was up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at about 07h00 the next morning, raring to go! (I think this uncharacteristic early […]

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New York, Day 1: Brooklyn Bridge & Bubby’s Pie Company

November 19, 2006

New York, to that tall skyline I comeFlying in from London to your door     -      Simon & Garfunkel From when I was about 12 years old right through high school, I had a poster on my bedroom wall depicting a sunset view of lower Manhattan, taken from Brooklyn, with the glorious silhouette of […]

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A quick hello from Connecticut

October 19, 2006

You know how you always imagine New England will be all clapboard houses and red autumn trees and white church spires in quaint villages?  Well…  it’s all true!!  And I know this because today we drove up from New York City to Westport, Connecticut and it is truly one of the loveliest places I have […]

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