The Big Journey • New York City Wrap-Up

It’s Sunday and so ends the first week of #TheBigJourney with stories dedicated to New York and the people I met there. Next week there will be another short video for the start of my trip in Northern Philippines, but for now here are the stores from the New York chapter, collected for easy reading in …

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New York City • Classy Friends, Classy Joints

“Whattaya mean it’s ‘just’ New York?” is probably how she’d say it, except she wouldn’t speak with a dragged out Italian/Jewish accent or use contractions. She’s Aisha, the girl who showed me NYC by way of showing me her favorite places to eat and drink in the big city. When I said visiting the people of New York …

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New York City • In The Dorms

After Carlos left Tatiana with her mom and introduced me to his girlfriend, he drove me to the Westway Hotel & Hostel, which is a two-building complex right by the freeway on Astoria Boulevard in Queens. This is the set of short stories about what happened after I got out of his car.

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New York City • Departures/Arrivals

March 3rd, 2014. 4 a.m. It was a Monday and even though the sun wasn’t out I could already tell it would be cloudy. I don’t do alarm clocks, so I stayed up all night as per my usual pre-flight paranoia ticks. I spent all night checking my bags while listening to travel songs, which …

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