Monthly Archives: December 2013


All Aboard the Vintage Train

One of my favorite things about New York City is the Holiday Vintage Train and Bus rides during the holiday season. What they basically are is that the MTA rolls out perfectly functioning and preserved trains and buses from times long forgotten ago. They operate like normal trains and buses […]


5 Pointz of Legacies and Futures of the City

New York City is no stranger to graffiti. While the concept of graffiti originated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, it only began to evolve into what we know as graffiti today when it transferred over to New York City. With its elaborate subway tunnels and virtually unlimited painting estate with it, it […]

Fritland: Fried Heaven on Earth

I always love sampling the local food wherever I go since it complements the “traveling abroad” experience. With that in mind, I present to you Fritland. This is a casual dining restaurant where their specialty is, you guessed it, fried stuff. This ranges from the typical pommes frites (French fries, […]


Christmas in New York: Amy Poehler and Billy Eichner Sing Aggressive Christmas Carols


Only in New York: Amy Poehler from Saturday Night Live fame (if you don’t know one of the funniest people in the world, then for Christmas I hope you get a TV to watch her) and Billy Eichner from Funny or Die recruits random people on the streets of NYC to sing Christmas carols. Too bad that no one really performs their request in its entirety.

For those who don’t live in New York City, I have to say this is the exception of New York. While you do have people that seemingly seems to have a job as professional “bah, humbug!”ers in the city streets, there are many other people that like to joke around, have fun and even enjoy helping people (and believe me, being asked for help is common considering the amount to tourists that come through New York). It’s all a part of being a New Yorker: cold on the outside, but warm on the inside. Ask New Yorkers for things nicely and you shall receive.

The “Hidden” City of Rome: St. Peter’s Tomb

There’s no denying that Rome is a unique large city that really is unlike any other. In fact, it’s the fourth largest city in the European Union in terms of population with approximately 2.8 million people. In spite of having a big population, modern-day conveniences such as a Metro transportation […]



Where to go “Catching Fire” in Hawaii

Note: no spoilers from the movie While watching “Catching Fire” over the weekend, I couldn’t help but admire the beautiful scenery of the movie, but there was something about it that seemed familiar that I couldn’t put my finger on. Then it hit me. I’ve been here before, so I […]