new york City Pass

After 13 months traveling abroad, we arrived in New York City for 3 nights, to explore the sites.  We had two full days or 48 hours to pack in as much as we could.    We planned our visit and decided to do the Mid/Uptown area on Day 1 and head down to the bottom for Day 2.  Here is what we did using the City Pass.

Day 1:

We started out with breakfast at Continue Reading

 

Central Park new york city

Central Park

Simone:  I have only been in New York City once, 20 years ago!  I remember the city being loud, dirty and crowded.  I was excited to spend some time in the city as an adult and so far I have been surprised to find the city cleaner and quieter than I remember.  This could be due to a few things.  We are staying in Continue Reading

Beng MealeaCambodia was one of our favorite countries in South East Asia.  We loved our time there and it is one of the few countries that has ended up our our short list of places we would like to return.  We connected with the people, got off the beaten track, and took lots of time exploring the temples of the Angkor Wat complex.  During our 2.5 weeks we spent time in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Kampot.  While in Siem Reap we attended Phare the Cambodian Circus, an amazing acrobatic act and took a day trip through the stilt and floating villages around Tonne Sap Lake.  In Phnom Penh we were struck by the devastation of the Khmer Rouge Regime through our visits to The Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.  The positivity of the people of Cambodia is truly amazing.  There is so much poverty and it was very hard dealing with the small children selling items at the temples, but it all added to the experience.  You can find all our posts on Cambodia here

Guinness Storehouse

Getting ready for some Guinness

One thing we knew we wanted to splurge on while in Ireland was the Guinness Storehouse.  We had been told by numerous people that the Guinness you get in Ireland is unlike Guinness elsewhere.  The storehouse and original factory are located in Dublin and lucky for us in walking distance from our apartment.  The storehouse is huge and we stayed over 4 hours. Continue Reading

This month we introduce you to Justyna, a solo traveler from Poland currently exploring the world.
DSC_0114Tell us a bit about yourself
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Hi! I’m Justyna and I run the One Penny Trip blog. I’m a pure travel junkie but this is probably something you could expect me to say :) Yes, I love traveling to off the beaten path places, very often with people I met somewhere on the way or simply solo. I left Poland in May 2013 and since then I’m kind of moving around. Currently I’m in Germany for a longer while. Continue Reading