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I went on a one week cruise in the Southern Caribbean from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The cruise ship Celebrity Summit visited Grenada, Barbados, Dominica and Saint Barthélemy.
I stayed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, before and after the cruise.
Grenada is also known as the Island of Spice.
Barbados is the easternmost isle of the Lesser Antilles.
Dominica has been nicknamed the Nature Isle of the Caribbean for its unspoiled natural beauty.
Saint Barthélemy is a volcanic island fully encircled by shallow reefs. This French outpost is a popular tourist destination for the rich and famous.
More photos from the Big Apple.
Grand Central Terminal is the largest train station in the world in terms of number of platforms
I work at 515 Fifth Avenue, across the street from the New York Public Library and Bryant Park.
USS Intrepid is the main attraction at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum along the Hudson river.
The Valley of Mexico is a highlands plateau of around 2200 meter in central Mexico. The valley has been inhabited for at least 12,000 years. Mexico City is today one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world.
Mexico City metropolitan area has over 20 million inhabitants, and the smog that goes with that.
Centro is the historic center of Mexico City.
Zona Rosa, just west of the historic center, is known for shopping, nightlife and gay community.
Lomas de Chapultepec is home to some of the biggest mansions and wealthiest people in Mexico.
The Hudson Highlands are mountains on both sides of the Hudson River in the state of New York.
Bull Hill, also known as Mount Taurus, is a perfect place for a day trip from New York City. It is located near Cold Spring, about an hour train ride from the big city.
New York was in 2011 hit by both hurricane Irene and my birthday party.
Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and U.S. and Norway–based architecture firm Snøhetta collaborated in September to create urban soundscapes that explored the relationship between space and sound.
The 10 year anniversary of the attacks against the World Trade Center was marked several places in the city, including at Ground Zero.
After sweeping through the Caribbean, Hurricane Irene made a direct hit on New York City on August 28th. But it was downgraded to a tropical storm just before reaching the city.
Twice a year, the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid of Manhattan. This is referred to as Manhattanhenge, or Manhattan Solstice.
I watched the 4th of July fireworks from my windows.
I invited my relatives to celebrate my 40th birthday in New York.
All three of Cunard Line's luxury ocean liners were gathered in New York on January 13th.
Pennsylvania is just a short bus or train ride from NYC, so a good place for a weekend trip.
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, and the second largest city on the US east coast. It is known as the birthplace of the USA, as the Declaration of Independence was signed here.
Eastern State Penitentiary was based on the principles of reform rather than punishment. When the building was erected in 1829 it was the largest and most expensive public structure ever constructed in the United States. The prison was a big tourist attraction, and bacame a prototype for more than 300 prisons worldwide.
Lancaster was the capital of the United States for one day, September 27, 1777. The Second Continental Congress met here while fleeing the British who had captured Philadelphia.
I went on a one week cruise onboard the largest cruise ship in the world, the Allure of the Seas, in February, 2011. We sailed the Caribbean, and made stops in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten and the Virgin Islands.
The cruise ship made a stop in Nassau in the Bahamas. The Bahamas is the third richest country in the Americas, after USA and Canada.
I visited the island Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, where I swam with dolphins.
We stopped in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, and from there I went to Maho Beach, which is next to an international airport.
I went to Mexico twice in 2010, once to the east coast and once to the west coast.
Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayans, and is today one of the best-preserved Maya sites on the Yucatán Peninsula.
I stopped in Mazatlan on a cruise from Los Angeles onboard the Mariner of the Seas.