A Crazy Antics-worthy Travel Introduction

Trip Start Mar 01, 2010
Trip End Mar 18, 2010

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Good evening you crazy beautiful people! Here's an introductory chapter of sorts:

This travel blog will cover my exploits in the States, starting and ending in New York City, and in the interim taking me to God knows where. Who knows where I'll end up, what wonderful people I will meet and how many nut jobs I will encounter? I'm hoping on a healthy mix of the unexpected and the bizarre.

I have about three weeks to go now before I take off, and now that I have dealt with most of the formalities (ESTA, travel and health coverage, guides and highway maps), I guess this is the point where I can concentrate on what I want to do and see during my travels. Right now I am turning my poorly handled NYC travel guide inside out in order to find the places, faces and tomfoolery I can deem worthy of my precious time.

Naturally, NY's rich immigrant history is at least near the top of my list, so Ellis Island is a definite YES. I will no doubt be doing a lot of walking as well, with the intent of covering as much ground as is physically possible, because I believe that is how one really gets to know and feel a city... breathing in the sweat and smell from its very pores. That probably includes getting more physical than I dare to mention here now, but more on that later. I am of course a virile but extremely decent Catholic young man. Mind you, my dear mother and father are reading this too, and I do not want to break their hearts.

After about a week, all weary from my fooling around in NYC, I will drive to as yet unspecified areas in the New England region. Part of the plan is to at least check out Boston and Harvard University where I will hopefully meet an old friend. After that, it's NYC again and St. Paddy's day before I head back to ol' Holland, no doubt covered in ivy leafs and with the smell of stale Guinness pervading the plane on the flight back home.

I hope you lot will accompany me on my little journey, let's have a bit of a laugh shall we?
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jo and helma on

Sounds great, all the best.

Irene on

Slapen in het vliegtuig ftw. Niet crashen aub!

Rob Hamakers on

Nog niet eens gearriveerd en ik heb al een paar keer moeten lachen. Ben benieuwd naar de rest!

Nog even een paar wijze woorden:
Doe niets wat ik ook niet zou doen, maar doe vooral WEL wat ik ook zou doen! (wat dat betekent laat ik maar even in het midden haha)

Jaap Verheul on

So far, so good.

joe vromen on

you phoned me at about one pm this afternoon, while walking in the park,
now who's walking in the park at such an unholy hour( usa time 6.30 in the morning.
well anyway you keep us posted

Rob Hamakers on

Sounds heroic indeed, till you realize Paul's experiencing a jetlag... haha

joe vromen on

Paul please tell us your experiences, I can only see your introduction chapter.

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