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Travelling to the USA
Posted April 1st, 2013 - 9:07 am by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
Hello everyone,

I'm travelling to the USA in September. Probably first time alone so very exciting. I would like to do the East coast (New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston and maybe Montreal in Canada). I have friends in New Jersey and Montreal but of course mostly I will travel alone. Is there anyone else planning to travel there? Or does anyone have good tips to do in those areas?

Posted April 1st, 2013 - 9:56 am by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
hey Jochen,

A few years ago i visited NYC, Boston, Washinton. All cities are well connected by bus. I skipped philly because of time restrains. As you can imagine NYC is just amazing. Look on the internet for the highlights... plenty of them.
The high line is really cool. If you want to see the statue of liberty you can take the 'free boad' to long island. You pas by the statue for a few kms. You don't go to the statue though. Is you take the tourist boats to the statue than you 'll pay. In Metropolitan museum of art the income is a suggested amount of money. But if you say you are a student and dont have a lot of money you can get in cheaper (you just give wat you want). Central park is cool as well. Espescially when the weather is good they sometimes do free festivals, open air movies etc. A walk over the brooklinbrige is nice as well. If you do it just before the sun goes under you can go to the nice park/promenade in under the brigde on the brooklinside. The nyc skyline will give a very nice silouette against the orange-red sky. Do not go up in the chrislerbuilding. there is an other one that you can visit and it is less expensive -and you will hae a view on the christlerbuilding... forgot the name of that building though! but keep your eyes open, you'll find it!

DC: on the national mall you a dozen of verrry big musea all of them are for Lincon monument is nice as well. From there you can go to the white house, visite the capitole, national museum. You can take the metro to the CIA-building (pentagon), but they don't like you to take pictures from it. Except when you would like a complete security check by 3 police cars ;))))

Boston, well amazing city very open, high class. Visit harvardcampus! MIT campus. Walk around in the city, along the water towards the harbor.

How much time do you have??
Goodluck!






Posted April 1st, 2013 - 10:28 am by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
Thanks a lot for these tips! I think I'll have 2-3 week more or less. How much time did you spend or do you recommend to spend in every city?

Posted April 1st, 2013 - 11:02 am by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
Hey Jochen,

NYC I would go for 5 days, washington 3-4 (depends on how many musea you want to visite), Boston 2-3 days. But it al depends on your way and speed of travelling. I prefere less cities and more days at each of them, some times it is good that way, sometimes there is too much time...but the gaps you can fill with visits to coffee bars :)

I NYC you always can try to catch a broadwayshow as well !;)
greets

Posted April 8th, 2013 - 6:22 pm from Gent, Belgium
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