Looking Back on 2016 – A Year Of Change

Looking Back on 2016 – A Year Of Change

The years are flying by. Writing a post like this allows me to step back and reflect on what I’ve accomplished over the year.   This year has seen massive change for me.   Bye – bye Possessions   I knew at the start of 2016 that I’d be leaving New...
Performing at the LA Salsa Festival

Performing at the LA Salsa Festival

Although it’s been fun exploring L.A., our main reason for being here is to perform our six routines at the LA Salsa Festival. I’ll admit that the festival was better, and worse, than what I had expected. Travelling with a group of 30 plus dancers is fun yet it can be...
L.A. Adventures . . . at Universal Studios!

L.A. Adventures . . . at Universal Studios!

The fun continues in LA as The Clave Collective heads to Universal Studios.   Becoming a wizard at Universal Studios The top attraction at the moment is Harry Potter and I can see why! The replica of Hogwarts was brilliant. Wandering through the school, with its...
L.A. Adventures . . . at Disneyland!

L.A. Adventures . . . at Disneyland!

Our salsa team has arrived in L.A! We are sleep deprived and worse for wear, yet all excited to be here.   The LA Salsa Festival starts on Friday so we have a few days to be the ultimate tourists and see what the City of Angels has in store for us. First up is...
Brilliant Brooklyn Bridge

Brilliant Brooklyn Bridge

My final mission for my last day in NYC was to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. The weather came to town and provided some beautiful light to take photographs by so I think I might hold the record for the slowest walk over the Bridge! It was a great way to end my time...
Cheering at the New York Marathon

Cheering at the New York Marathon

 It was a cool morning as I had a coffee in a local café on the east side, waiting for the marathon runners to hit the 17 mile mark. At first I thought that not many people would be there supporting the runners but it turned out that they were all on their way and by...
Statue of Liberty and Staten Island Ferry

Statue of Liberty and Staten Island Ferry

I caught the subway down to the Bowling Green and walked straight onto the Staten Island Ferry. These huge orange monsters continually lumber across the bay and provide fantastic views of Manhattan, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The round trip is about 30...
Harlem and the Empire State Building

Harlem and the Empire State Building

Since I was staying in Harlem I wanted to explore further than just 125th street and the walk to the subway. I headed up Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd to the Abyssinian Baptist Church which is a beauty.             The streets of Harlem are...
Union Square and Flatiron District (New York)

Union Square and Flatiron District (New York)

On a drizzly day I started at Herald Square and headed South. I passed by the Empire State Building whose lofty peak was shrouded in mist; to be visited another day. Heading into the Flatiron district I searched out the building that gave this district its name. It’s...

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