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Once There Was a War

Since you don’t come to Ogdensburg for a culinary adventure, the guys had lunch at Subway while I was taking pictures of the bilingual Spanish/English signs and an Amish man queuing for a sandwich...

Good Old Alexandria Bay

Good old Alexandria Bay, the cutest and nearest US town for a day trip from Ottawa! We took advantage of the Civic Holiday to take Mark there for the day… his second time in the United States...

Syracuse and the Drive Back to Ottawa

The morning we left New York City, the temperature had dropped and it was pouring rain. We took it as a sign: time to head home! I had no regrets: we visited everything we wanted to see and had a...

NYC Skyline By Night

On our last day in New York City, we decided to save some energy at the end of the day for some night pictures. We ended up not pacing ourselves (everyday, we left the hotel in Long Island around 10...

In New York City’s Subway System

Since we had decided to stay in Long Island, where hotels are cheaper and where we could park the car for free, we had to rely on NYC’s subway system to get to and around Manhattan. That didn’t scare...

NYC’s Little Italy and Chinatown

Chinatown in Manhattan is huge. It sprawls from Grand Street to Allen Street, and from Worth Street to Lafayette Street. It is both a residential and a commercial area: green-grocers, fishmongers...

NYC 2012 Gay Pride

Our stay in New York City fell during the annual Gay Pride, and we thought it would be fun to check out the event. I attended many Gay Prides before, in Nantes, Paris and in Ottawa, both as a...

Greenwich Village

“The Village”, an upper class residential neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan. While we didn’t rush there to spot Chandler, Joey, Rachel, and Monica's apartment building—come on, this is...

Brooklyn Bridge and NYC Skyline

If New York City’s skyline doesn’t impress you in the heart of Manhattan, it will from Brooklyn Bridge! Indeed, that’s where I realized how tall the skyscrapers actually are, something you don’t...

NYC: Central Park

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Central Park: some parks in large cities can be poorly maintained and downright seedy (for instance, I wouldn’t hang out in the Bois de Boulogne at night in Paris…)...

NYC’s MoMA

I don’t go to museums as much as I used to, except when I travel. In New York City, we had to make a choice: to visit either the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The...

Along The Fifth Avenue

We decided to walk along the Fifth Avenue, the famous thoroughfare often ranked among the most expensive shopping streets in the world. Indeed, the street is lined with luxury department stores and...

NYC: Wall Street and The WTC Site

From Wall Street, we walked to the site of the World Trade Centre, where the Twin Towers stood until 9/11. Like most people, I still remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard about the...

Arriving in New York City

We arrived in Times Square, the first place I wanted to see with my own eyes. Like most people, I caught glimpses of NYC in movies. Over the years, books and songs from famous NYC artists helped me...

Albany, NY State

On the first day of summer, we loaded the car with traveling gear: our backpacks, a stack of road maps and cold drinks. A spontaneous road trip, for a few days. We will see where we end up—as usual...

Ogdensburg, NY State

During the Thanksgiving long weekend, we enjoyed amazingly hot weather and we decided to spend the day in Ogdensburg, NY State. We always pass through the town but never really stopped to appreciate...

Small Towns, U.S.A

Every time we go to the U.S, we drive through dozens of small towns. Some have a main street (usually aptly named Main Street) others are just a cluster of houses. The cost of living is usually...