Back in the USA

Our first stop in the USA was Newark, New Jersey, where instead of the "welcome home" I got last time, the lady at the customs desk led me away through a long corridor to an additional, private security screening. After some waiting, questioning, more waiting and more questioning, I was free to go, and we managed to reach New York within about four hours of landing. 

Based in a cozy Brooklyn apartment, courtesy of my good friend Alex, we passed a few days wandering the boroughs and enjoying the first week of summer, spending about three times the cost of a week-pass on single subway trips and squandering what was left of our money in corner delis. In both Brooklyn and Manhattan we seemed to run into something familiar around almost every turn: the Chrysler Building, Magnolia Bakery, Bill Cosby's house, Central Park... We missed out on quite a few tourist spots: like Coney Island, the Met, the Statue of Liberty; but we'll be back for more wandering in a couple months on our way back out of the USA.


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