The Brooklyn Bridge

Okay, this is my final post about this particular US trip – promise! After leaving Seattle I had a stopover in Minneapolis for 12 hours. It was overnight so unfortunately I couldn’t go and explore. I set up camp in the ‘business lounge’ area of the airport – I had a desk, I wrote in my … Continue reading

Brooklyn via Chinatown

After our day out at Coney Island, Rebecca and I headed to Williamsburg to get some (seriously) delicious falafel at Oasis and check out Skinny Dennis – a wonderfully incongruous Nashville-style bar my friend had recommended. There we met up with Sam, a Twitter friend and Brit living in NYC who had kindly given me tips … Continue reading

Coney Island

I went to Coney Island with my friend Rebecca. It was exactly as cheesy and fun as I’d expected. We went on the Wonder Wheel then got cotton candy to eat on the beach. We didn’t see any freak shows. I don’t know if that was a good or bad thing.

Manhattan

After my ridiculous journey to New York, I went out for dinner with my friend Rebecca and her boyfriend Alex. We went to a German restaurant on Brooklyn’s Seventh Avenue and tried to decide whether we had the energy to go out in Manhattan or not. We went back to Rebecca’s boss’ apartment where we … Continue reading

Brooklyn via Dublin

Last month I went to the USA for the first time ever. I was really excited, not least because I never really expected to get the time off work and strongly suspected I wouldn’t be able to afford it. Somehow I pulled it off, after a summer of working ridiculous hours and saving up. The trip was … Continue reading