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Hello and welcome Road Gladiator readers!

You have found yourself on GregWTravels, containing my advice about fun and exciting places that I have been around the world. I travel a lot of business, but too not much of it gets up here. Mostly here you will find entries about with what I do in my down time with all those points that I can accumulated on airlines and hotels.

For my loyal TP readers who are wondering what I am talking about, I was recently invited to be a guest blogger on the RoadGladiator.com site, a site for constant business travellers like myself. In addition to my introduction, I wrote a piece on how to handle your laundry while on the road, and also a piece on why it's best to stay healthy while travelling (because insurance claims suck). Take your vitamins!

To catch you all up, my recent travels have taken me to New Jersey, USA. In general I am in a suburban town with lots of chain restaurants, but New Jersey isn't so bad. I quite like the boggy, low grass lands between Rutherford and the airport. Yesterday I was driving to the airport as the sun was setting, and it was quite beautiful. It reminded me of the grass lands stretching across Siberia, and remembering past fun trips always makes me smile.

The other good thing about New Jersey is the proximity to the city of cities (at least in the USA and Canada), NEW YORK! I've spent a few weekends across the Hudson enjoying the fruits of the city that never sleeps. So, for your amusement, some photos.

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Here I sit in Central Park, taking a quick break from the constant movement that takes place in the surrounding Manhattan streets.

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Leaving the park and entering the chaos can reveal some great finds, though, like this dragon dancing and drumming demonstration put on by a group in Chinatown, which is also a great place to get really cheap food!

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You need to see the tourist sites, of course - like the above Rockerfeller Center, or the Empire State Building below.

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A walk across the Brooklyn Bridge is always a nice stroll.

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So many famous names in New York city. Here's a photo from Greenwich Village, which is just north of the Tribeca, seen below, where something was being filmed. Perhaps it was local resident Robert DeNiro's latest film.

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Times Square, New York City, taken on a cold and windy night, is bustling with tourists at any time of night, any day of the week. If New York is the city that doesn't sleep, Time Square is where they do the not sleeping.

Thanks for reading, and if you having had enough of linking through, here's another link for you. Yet another travel blog by me at Ball of Dirt, where I talk more about my mishaps and adventures, and offer a lot less useful advice. But it's a lot funnier to read about me getting sick, getting scammed and getting frustrated than it is to read about where to stay.

Posted by GregW 08:58 Archived in USA Tagged business_travel

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I dunno, Greg - haven't you seen the South Park episode on Pink Eye? Don't go all cannibal on us, now.

by tway

Nah, I don't watch South Park ever since they insulted my religion back in the Santa versus Jesus Christmas special. How dare they make fun of those of us who worship Brian Boitano.

What would Brian Boitano do?

by GregW

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