What I did in the US of A

March 14, 2008 — 2 Comments

Got back last week from the US. Have been busy traveling and lot of catching up at work – so no posts here. Have a lot of pictures that I hope to upload soon.

While I was there, I visited Las Vegas, New York and Princeton, NJ. Apart from work, the things I did included:

  • Travelled the NJ Transit and Path trains (part of the Subway in New York).
  • Visited Ground Zero (the World Trade Center site).
  • Attended Times Square Church (amazing experience).
  • Attended the Princeton Alliance Church in Plainsboro, NJ
  • Made new friends in America
  • Saw Princeton University.
  • Visted the Apple store.
  • Had coffee from Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts (It’s true – America runs on Dunkin).
  • Was there when Starbucks closed shutter for a whole evening and actually saw Americans run helpless for a cup of coffee.
  • Ate from McDonalds and Burger King (Burger King is definitely better!).
  • Also ate from TGIF, Chillys and some other places I don’t recollect now.
  • Saw, touched and threw real snow! :)
  • Visited or/and shopped at Staples, Kohls, Radio Shack, Circuit City, Famous Footwear, Lids (cap shop), Marshalls, Burlington, Walmart (wow! it’s big)…
  • Gambled in Vegas.
  • Learnt Blackjack and gambled some more.
  • Taught a friend Blackjack and… :)
  • Stayed at the Bellagio (Oceans 11 was made there).
  • Saw the Dancing Fountains, Caesar’s Palace, Eiffel Tower at Vegas.
  • Walked the streets of Las Vegas and New York.
  • Spoke to three police officers of the NYPD (to ask directions to the subway).
  • Saw the LAPD Bomb Squad in action at the LAX airport (there was a bomb scare before I caught my flight to Las Vegas).
  • Wore 6 layers of clothing to protect against the cold
  • Saw migrating geese and one squirrel

The Squirrel in New York

2 responses to What I did in the US of A

  1. On whose recommendation did you eat Dunkin Donuts? Never forget that!!!

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