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“And,when you want to truely see the world, all the world conspires in helping you achieve it.”

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The whole object of traveling  is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.

When I went to NYU, back in the middle ages of 1980, my Economics Professor William J. Baumol asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told him ‘Happy’. He  said I didn't understand the assignment, and I told him he didn't  understand life.



One belongs to New York instantly,one belongs to it as much in 10 minutes as in 10 years I grew up young wanting to leave it, and I am growing old wanting to get back to it. But you cant't go home.(again).The future just ain't what it used to be. Nobody walks in L.A. but getting around by subway in NYC is no longer a pain in the English, since I can ask for directions in almost any language now, and I did, especially in Spanglish.

Once the culture shock honeymoon period of leaving rural Long Island for the bright lights and big city was over, I made the switch from country bumpkin to city dweller. I was what I pretended to be Urbane. Yet to be truly cultured and have worldly experiences. I couldn't just be a book worm. I had to undergo life through “experiential” purchases-and traveling- It started with the mantra, "Any Place But Here".


.I am back in  New York, where I docked two years ago

July 14,2012

I came to America last week as an expat. You know, on a Disney cruise ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the bedrock  of the American Dream.
It has  become the statue of my personal liberty. We don't call it the statue of immigration, we call it the statue of liberty. She is  carrying the torch of liberty from the USA to the rest of the world. 




  • 2012 New York Trip Reports



Wall Street-You Have Just Been Shot 

Manhattan Project- NY is The Bomb 


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Unique New York-All You Need Is Britto 
NYC-Notes From The Underground. 

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