Long Weekend in New York City

Planning on spending a 4 days in New York City? Here are some must do things. Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be in a city where pretty much EVERY movie is filmed in?

It may be a small island, but it there is SO MUCH to see.

First of all, if you are going for 4 days do your best to stay in Manhattan. Hotels are cheaper in Staten Island, but you will spend a lot of time commuting. Air BNBs are a great choice – we stayed at one in China town – we were 5 people so it made more sense financially than booking separate hotel rooms.

Anyways…Here are the top things you should do in New York.

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Queen’s Plate 2015

What a fancy affair. ¬†Toronto plays host the prestige Queen’s Plate.

11709399_10153350506692631_1511829662625866177_nI have had the opportunity to attend the event twice. As a horse lover, it is truly a cool experience to see these animals complete extremely long races in under a minute. I just love seeing the animals and the whole ambience of everyone cheering for their favourite.

So let me tell you how the day goes. The first time I was there I knew everyone would be dolled up wearing big fancy hats. But it’s one thing to imagine it and it’s another to actually see it. It feels like something out of a movie.

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The Mayan Ruins: Coba

It’s unbelievable to stand in front of a monument that is thousands of years old. Were the Mayans robots? I am baffled imagining these people with basic tools building such ginormous buildings in such a way that they have been able to withstand hundreds¬†of years.

On my recent visit to Cancun I took a day trip with some friends to see one of the many Mayan ruins. There were about three excursions we could choose to see different sites. We chose Coba as it was the only one out of the three were you have the opportunity to climb to the top of one of the temples. The Chichen Itza ruins are one of the new seven wonders of the world, which is why you can’t climb any of the temples there. Continue reading “The Mayan Ruins: Coba”