I spent a few days running around NY. Stopped into some incredible places. I mainly walk around and eat, LOL. I flew in on a Wednesday and booked a little Airbnb in Astoria. All I can say is, wow. This place was crazy, and no heater. I was freezing the whole time, LOL.
American Museum of Natural History
Made a trip over to the Natural History Museum. I have always wanted to go; lots to see could spend days there, but alas. I pushed through, lucky not too many people. They have some great exhibits; I was not disappointed at all.
One of my favorite things to do is smoke my hookah and relax. So we stayed a few blocks down from the middle eastern side of town. I got to kill some time trying the flavors and food in the area. Layali Beirut is a Lebanese Restaurant I found and love. The atmosphere is great, the smoke is good, and the food is fantastic.
I tried another more local one, old Arab men playing board games. We sat outside and smoked and had tea. Kelly asked for some Maramiya. Then the owner came out and asked where we came from, asking for that tea, LOL. It was perfect. People were amiable and relaxed. Every time I go to NY, it’s very comfortable for me, with no issues.
So after about ten years, I’m in a position to see my brother, who lives in upstate NY. So I bought some tickets for Sunday. I asked him to meet me in Albany. The trip up was excellent. I like seeing the NY countryside. He picked us up and the bus station, and we went and had lunch. Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat, Chat.
It was an excellent visit, and he dropped us off a few hours after arriving. Then back to the city we went.
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Navigating through life, or as I like to call it, stumbling through a travel brochure, I’ve bounced from one continent to another like a ping pong ball. From riding a camel around the pyramids and getting lost in Cairo’s bazaars, to scuba diving wrecks off Florida, mingling with sharks in Roatan, and admiring Cozumel’s coral reefs. And amidst this whirlwind of adventure, I find time to scribble it all down in a blog, because what’s a near-death experience with a dolphin if you can’t brag about it online, right? So here’s to cheap travels, history lessons in every port, and unforgettable under-the-sea encounters. May my suitcase always be packed and my oxygen tank never be empty!