Tag : United States

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So much love for Philly!
I’ll be the first to admit that I have an abysmal knowledge of American history (oops). I also have a shocking ignorance about cult films. As a result, before I went to Philadelphia, my familiarity with Benjamin Franklin and Rocky was limited. I also came to the city with some preconceived notions of the city …
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After spending the morning indulging our (my) inner child, we set off to please our grown-up selves in a place we had always heard was akin to the Las Vegas of the East Coast: Atlantic City. The hotels of Atlantic City rose up from the skyline as we crossed the bridge onto Absecon Island (one …
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Seeing as I’ve been to Germany so many times in the past, I consider myself *somewhat* familiar with the fine cuisine of chocolate. After all, I’ve even been to the Lindt chocolate museum in Cologne (and I think I’m long overdue for a repeat visit!). Still, I couldn’t resist dragging Heinrich with me to Hershey, …
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Considering this part of our trip had been planned entirely around seeing Amish country, it was only fitting that we spend a few hours actually learning about the Amish. The Amish Village was basically exactly what it sounds like: it was a little collection of Amish buildings set up to look like a village (there …
This about sums it up.
The day had finally come to bid adieu to New York. Heinrich and I boarded the Amtrak train, disappointed that our time had come to an end, but at the same time excited at what lay ahead of us. Our train was destined for Philadelphia, but our plan was to immediately jump in a rental …
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When Heinrich and I got out of the subway at Brighton Beach, it felt as though we were miles away from the city (and I suppose we were quite far away from downtown Manhattan). The crowds were nowhere near what they were downtown, and the streets were lined with small independent stores, many of which …
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Heinrich and I decided to start our last full day in New York with a trip to the top of the most iconic building in New York, the Empire State Building. Built in the 14 (yes, you read that right!) months following the stock market crash in 1929, the Empire State Building is still a marvel …
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After being fully immersed in the hustle and bustle of the big city for the past few days, it was time for Heinrich and I to take a break and venture out into upstate New York. When I first met Heinrich all those years ago (how time flies!), he proudly showed me a pen that …
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After disposing of most of our Carlo’s Bakery “goodies” in the ferry trash bin, Heinrich and I went in search of a real breakfast before our daily march through the city. Since we were en route to check out Harlem, we decided to stop at the infamous Tom’s Restaurant near Columbia University. As the diner’s …
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For those of you who don’t know me personally or are friends with me on social media (if not, why not? I have Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! The links are at the top right!), I love making cakes! Mini cakes (4”-6” in diameter) are my absolute favourite, and cakes for kids are just about the …
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