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Tourist Tuesday with G and g

We originally thought it was going to rain because New York has THE worst weather reporting of any city I’ve ever experienced. I think they get their weather reports from the psychic hotline. So we thought we were going to the movies but it turned out to be a nice day.

Caracas Arepa Bar

I discovered arepa’s when I first moved to New York. I spotted them in the grocery store and of course they looked good and they had cheese. Cheese? Oh, you’re coming home with me. I’ve been hooked ever since. I wasn’t sure of the traditional way of how to prepare them, so I put them directly on the fire and they got a nice char on them. This worked for me and I found them delicious. I highly recommend checking out an arepa if you happen to be in a Spanish restaurant and they are on the menu. They are not like what you will buy in the grocery store so you must experience them in a traditional way. Recently a very dear friend was in New York and she introduced me to Caracas Arepa Bar in the village. How I was unaware of this place I’ll never know. Every time I have visited Caracas Arepa Bar since, it’s packed, no matter the time. For good reason too. It’s awesome! It’s a tiny little place …

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Touristy Tuesday’s with Gilberto

What better way to tool around town with Gilberto than to act like a tourist.  Gilberto talks to me in Spanish, I pretend to listen and understand.  We take photos of everything and ourselves.  We stop at random stores and buy random things.  Talk to the bartender and ask “What’s there to do in this town?”, which gives us New Yorker looks.   This may sound silly but honestly, what really is a better way to see a city than to be a tourist?  If you live in New York or just any town USA, you take it and everything there for granted.  You know that flea market you’ve been swearing that you were going to check out?  Yeah, well it closed three months ago.  Stop talking and start doing already.  Life’s passing you by and giving you the finger.