Monday, July 20, 2009

New York New York


I've lived in or visited many cities on this planet - Toronto, Vancouver, Delhi, Chennai, Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona, Paris, Madrid, Los Angeles, New Orleans to name a few - and while I loved them all, I've got to say New York is the one. The one that gives me the biggest buzz from the moment I arrive there. I've never stayed more than a week at a time and this visit was only a few days, but there will come a time when I stay longer. It's on my bucket list: 6 months to a year in New York New York!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Just back from New York, Toronto & Creemore

I'll post some pics soon, but I am still recovering from time-zone lag - it's dreaful this way - and I am frantically cleaning my house. Whenever I return from a trip abroad, the first thing I notice is how manky the place looks and I start scrubbing everything in sight. I am also recovering from massive mosquito attacks suffered in the Ontario backwoods. My God, the Lough Derg midges have nothing on those Canadian carnivores! Despite the citronella, I was eaten alive! I am still scratching like mad. The cortizone cream my chemist recommended is utterly useless, so next I try camomille lotion and a homeopathic remedy called Ledum.