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New York City & Brooklyn, day 4-10

After falling in love with Toronto and wishing we’d added more days, New York was like an all night party of which we were sober for. Don’t get me wrong, we loved New York, but the vibe in both the city and Brooklyn were just so busy, and aggressive. They made London look like a chilled out surf town. Our first five nights we stayed in another AirBnB in Brooklyn, specifically, Crown Heights. My oh my what a place. The house was absolutely beautiful and very comfortable, however as soon as you stepped outside the front door it felt like a different place. We didn’t have any problems, but we also didn’t hang about to see if we’d get any. The commute to the city was very easy on the subway from there though, so it worked.

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Wedding shredding

While I don’t completely agree with the idea of a crash diet to be slimmer on your wedding day, compared to any other day, I do understand that looking and feeling your best becomes a bigger priority on such occasions. Photos that you’ll have for ever and all that…

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Toronto, day 1-3

Day one.

We flew to Toronto on Tuesday morning from Manchester, after spending the weekend with the in-laws (both mine and Phil’s – meet the parents event). Our flight was a reasonable 12:20 time, with us arriving in Toronto at 15:00 local time. I was so impressed by how easy everything was (we were let in the country!)

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Travel essentials

With our big North American adventure just 19 days away, I have been scouring the Internet and shops for must needed travel items. Neither Phil or I have been on a trip over two weeks for a very long time, and the last one we did was to New Zealand to see my family – so that doesn’t really count.

We shouldn’t really need too many ‘travel items’ as we don’t have children, but I am a sucker for an “essential item” and I love shopping. Phil had a hernia when I emailed him about this at work. Read More