Every year on Labor Day New Yorkers from the West Indies and surrounding countries celebrate the West Indian Carnival along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. Unfortunately I didn’t snap that many pictures while watching the parade (but I posted two short clips on Instagram here and here) – I was too consumed by the music, the… Read More NYC. West Indian Labor Day Parade 2017 in Brooklyn.
From Boerum Hill to Brooklyn Heights, the Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Flea on a Sunday.… Read More NYC. A perfect Sunday in Brooklyn.
How to spend a perfect day in Midtown Manhattan, Central Park and the Upper East Side.… Read More NYC. A perfect (Fri)day in Midtown Manhattan.
I’m nout a fan of the suburbs, never been and probably never will be. But even as a city girl I can’t deny that suburban living has some perks: the quiet, the space, tree-lined street, detached houses and front and backyards. And now I finally found a suburb I’d be happy to live in: Ditmas Park… Read More NYC. Brooklyn. Exploring Ditmas Park.
At the end of my NYC trip I finally took the time to explore Red Hook, a waterfront neighborhood in Brooklyn.… Read More NYC. Brooklyn. Exploring Red Hook.
During this years visit to New York I made good use of the new ferry system called “NYC Ferry” that was inaugurated this spring. New York is a city of islands: first and most popular Manhattan and as the name suggests Staten Island, but the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are also located on an… Read More New York. Exploring the city with the new NYC Ferry system.
A few pictures from my 24 hours in Alicante in June 2017 after I visited Valencia (recap) and Calpe. Breakfast on the rooftop terrace of my wonderful B&B La Milagrosa. It’s right in the old town and also close to the beach and single rooms cost a little as 40€/night. I highly recommend this place… Read More Spain. Alicante. A photo post.
After five nights in Brooklyn and two on the Bowery (the recap is here) I moved to the Chelsea International Youth Hostel. My single room with a shared bathroom (though you have a sink and a mirror in your room) cost me about $90 a might, which is a sweet deal for Manhattan. A breakfast… Read More NYC in summer 2017. Recap Pt II: 4 days in Chelsea.
I just returned from 12 day trip to New York where I had a fabulous summer vacation. I always wanted to do NYC in summer (almost did it last year) to enjoy the parks, beaches, coffee shops and flea & food markets in the sunshine. Within the first week in NYC I spent five days… Read More NYC in summer 2017. Recap Pt I: A week in Brooklyn and on the Bowery.
My 15 favourite places for coffee, breakfast, snacks and treats in Los Angeles. From Venice Beach to Melrose Avenue, Silver Lake and DTLA.… Read More Los Angeles. Where to eat & drink – my 15 favorite spots