By Jeffrey Rubinoff on Jan 28, 2009
My apologies for not posting in a while. My thoughts have been elsewhere, and for a large part of the time, so have I. My wife and I were in the US for 3 weeks, one week in the DC area and 2 weeks in NYC. DC pictures are on my Photobucket here and NYC pictures are here. The highlights of DC were our visits to the Natural History Museum and the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian. We are used to British museums, which are generally excellent, but these surpassed any history or natural history museums we have ever been to. I also found DC to be a more pleasant city than I remembered, but much has changed of course in the intervening 16 years. NYC was as staggering as it was 2 years ago on our first visit. Manhattan is one of the few cities, along with Rome, that I can wander around in for hours and be constantly gobsmacked just by the appearance of the place. Highlights include The Met, which may be the best museum we've ever been to (sorry, BM, we still love you!), and eating our way through ethnic neighborhoods, particularly Flushing in Queens. If you ever get the chance, I strongly recommend the Roosevelt Food Court at Roosevelt and Main.