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Category Archive: travel

Last Day in NYC — Harlem, Gospel, Pasta, Waitress

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Our last day in NYC started with a tour to Harlem to experience a Sunday morning gospel choir service. Before heading to church, the tour stopped at the landmark Apollo Theater where we… Continue reading

New York City — Day 2 — Bagels, Food, Walking, and a Pint

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On our second day in NYC, Connie wanted to try some NY bagels.  We turned to Yelp to find some good bagels in our area.  We found a shop called Best Bagels &… Continue reading

New York City — ABC Cocina and Beautiful

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The week is over and we left Philadelphia on Amtrak and headed to New York City.  I love the energy of NYC.   At the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, we found the Red… Continue reading

Philadelphia Day 4 — Nan Zhou (again) and Omiyage

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I liked Nan Zhou so much that I went back to the restaurant the next day to get another taste of the soup before leaving the city.  When I mentioned to a colleague… Continue reading

Philadelphia Day 3-Nan Zhou and Reading Terminal

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After the morning sessions at the conference, we went out to lunch in the neighborhood to Nan Zhou where they serve an incredible hand-drawn noodle soup. I ordered the House Special Noodle Soup… Continue reading

Philadelphia Day 2–Barbuzzo

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Day 2 in Philadelphia was day 1 of the conference.  I learned a lot at the NATOA annual conference. After the conference finished for the day, we did have to find something to… Continue reading

Philadelphia Day 1

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I visited Philadelphia, a favorite city of mine.  A couple of colleagues and I flew in to NYC on Hawaiian Airlines and hired a private driver to take us to Philadelphia. We could… Continue reading

Day 6–Our last day in Peru

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We started off our last full day in Cusco, with our guide Patricia who took us to Plaza de Armas and explored the Cathedral of Cusco and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus… Continue reading

Day 5 – Peru – Back to Cusco

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Hotel Pakaritampu was beautiful but it was time to leave and head back to Cusco. On our way from Ollantaytambo, we stopped at one roadside vendor where we saw more cuy being raised in… Continue reading

Day 4 in Peru — Sacred Valley, Cuy, Ollantaytambo

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We had a fresh breakfast filled with local fruits at the Hotel Pakaritampu nestled at the foot of mountains where we stayed after our return from Machu Picchu.  What a great feeling of… Continue reading