New York City…this Thanksgiving eve saw the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation on the upper west side!
Tomorrow they will come to life as they float their way downtown to Macy’s flagship!
New York…I am settling back in after my long trip. I am not big on souvenirs, but I did bring back some items from my travels that I would like to incorporate into my home!
First, my distant relative in Poland gave me a handmade linen and then I bought some South Pacific mud cloths…I decided to frame these memories and make them part of my NYC loft decor!
Now I can remember my trip everyday when I see these cool DIY decorations!
New York City…I have travelled the world, but I am a proud American…Getting home to vote was important to me!
I didn’t want an absentee ballot…I wanted to be part of the history of this day…electing the next president of the USA!
Some countries don’t have this right and I value that I can voice my position through my vote!
The lines were crazy long! Over an hour and then once inside it was chaos! It is hard to believe in this time of technology that voting is such a pre- historic process! Manual ballots, printed books, and clueless volunteers are embarrassing for a country as advanced as ours! But what matters is that I exercised my ability and right to vote!
I was happy to see so many of my fellow NY’ers braving the long waits to do the same!
I have experienced a world of cultures and I know our democracy is a great thing to celebrate and respect!
New York City, NY…I AM HOME!
After 4 1/2 months I have returned to New York post Hurricane “Sandy”…luckily all at my apartment in Chelsea is ok! My roof deck garden didn’t fare as well, but it’s far from a disaster!
I departed on this journey June 26 and covered 25 countries:
One of my saving graces and best investments was my unlocked IPhone I picked up in Hong Kong used! This unlocked phone allowed me to buy prepaid SIM cards in each country so I could always be connected and utilize lifesaving travel apps and tools like GPS as I walked around unknown cities! Doing this also saved me thousands of dollars in roaming charges that Verizon or AT&T charge travelers!
Jet lag has taken hold, but I still adjusting to being back home…Where to next??