What an adventure! Southern California to New York!
A city filled with so much energy, so much movement, so many people just huddling and bustling about!
I have to be honest in that this city made me feel defeated, oh yes -- with the city winning.
Amongst the chaos and cold there existed a lot of beauty and warmth.
The buildings -- the architecture and colors were just breathtaking!
And by warmth, even though it got down to 28 degrees with the winds unbearable, the people were very welcoming and extremely helpful. People truly cared and assisted in many ways unexpected -- stopping to give directions when they saw us looking at a map, offering endless recommendations and carrying my intense suitcase up three flights of stairs. These were all humanitarian gestures that went along way.
Below are some photos I took on my phone and posted to Instagram!
Some of you may have seen them as the days occurred throughout New York and New Jersey but wanted to share for those of you who did not. Adventures included everything from walking down Malcom X blvd in Harlem, to walking all of Central Park -- yes all from top to bottom, to the mayhem of Times Square and Rockefeller Center around Christmas time, to trucking through hours of snow and heavy rains to the 9/11 memorial to looking over the water at the Statue of Liberty to 5Pointz in Queens where the gratify is legal and so vibrantly appealing to the Brooklyn Bridge to an entire ocean view of Manhattan city in Hoboken, New Jersey and everything inbetween from dancing to drinking to spending New Year's Eve at a Blonde Redheads show at Irving Place in Union Square!
My adventure finds Ali and I on a bus from New York to Washington, D.C. where we will spend the next couple days adventuring around monuments and museums! Until next time --
as always sending so much love and smiles along the way!
Jambo from Tanzania:
Living & Teaching abroad in Mafia Island, Tanzania
In June of 2012.... a dream came true.
I was accepted into a WorldTeach program to teach English in Tanzania on Mafia Island. In late December of 2012, I embarked on a 3 month journey to the motherland! Enjoy this blog as it was designed to share my photographs and adventures while living and teaching
on Mafia Island, Tanzania.