Traveling Student Problems: WiFi Dilemma

I loved the hotel where we were staying, but they charged for their WiFi and I had an online class presentation to complete. Just one block from the hotel was this place:

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It is the Turkish version of Central Perk I think. I felt very “New York” walking down the street, laptop bag in hand, headed to the local cafe like, “No big deal, guys. I do this all the time.” We had breakfast there and the food was really good. I had spinach pie and mom had a bagel and Turkish coffee. Perfect way to start the day. I ended up being there for over 2 hours..

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They are right across the street from Central Park, so if you happen to have someone unfortunate enough to be stuck waiting around while you do school work, at least they will have somewhere to go. The place is surprisingly busy! There was a nice mix of tourists chatting excitedly amongst themselves about their plans for the day and locals who came just to hang out and read the paper.

So if you are in need of some WiFi, or just want a good local breakfast with strong coffee, check this place out! Good food and great hospitality.

New York Designs

Just a little design inspiration from NYC…

Central Park..

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The High Line Park in Chelsea… LOVED this place, and found it by accident! It’s an old, above ground railroad line that they’ve turned into a park. The whole place was blooming, Absolutely gorgeous.

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A locksmith in Little Italy… who wouldn’t want a sweater for their padlock?

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Seriously though, where do I get one?

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Urban Barbed Wire..

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Chelsea Market..

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When I have my own kitchen, I think I need a wall like this…

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New York. Effortlessly chic..

Dog Days Everyday!

New York is famous, in part, because of the diversity that can be found in one city. You can find people, food and textiles from almost every corner of the earth. The same thing applies to the pets! You’ll see every shape and size walking around those busy city streets. There’s the little bull-dog waiting outside the butcher shop in Chelsea…

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Who gets a little sleepy sometimes…

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Or the long haired beauty at the farmers market… If you got it flaunt it, right?…

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And his cute buddy with the candy corn teeth…

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In Central Park you can find doggies taking skate board lessons..

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Chasing squirrels..

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And taking in the sunshine…

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On top of all the actual dogs walking around the Big Apple, there is also plenty of pet photography

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Custom doggy paintings…

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and other miscellaneous puppy paraphernalia…

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Despite the city being mostly a big pile of cement and metal, it is actually surprisingly pet friendly!

New York, I love you.

I finally just booked my next trip and I’m going back to NYC! If you missed my video from my last trip, you should really go watch it here. This time I’m going with my mother. We decided it had been too long since we had gone anywhere, and after looking through some very over priced Caribbean options we went the complete opposite direction, so next month we’re off to the Big City. I was so excited to go back, that I went through some of my pictures from my last visit and wanted to share a few of my favorites here.

Taxis

The Met..

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Singers

Music is everywhere in NYC, it seems..

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The Empire State Building.

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9/11 Memorial. One of many..

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Lady Liberty.

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Lazy Sunday in Central Park.

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I’m excited to see many new things and revisit old favorites. Share your NYC travel tips below!