Charming Charleston

I’ve been visiting Charleston for as long as I can remember. Chucktown, as some locals refer to their city is somewhat of a blast to the past: mixing south charm with a stylish metropolitan vibe.

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The downtown area is full of history and charm.

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This lil fella was lazily moving along in the ninety-degree heat.

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Chucktown is known for its amazing seafood. One of my favorite southern dishes is shrimp and grits. Virginia’s on King restaurant does not disappoint with their famous version. It was absolutely delicious!

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The architecture is not to be missed in Chucktown. I caught a glimpse in this ornate window downtown.

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A tour guide told me the sights and history of Charleston is best seen and heard on a horse and carriage tour of the city or (if you’re up for it) a guided walking tour. Upon my return, I’ll definitely be up for it, Chucktown!

Dollar Vans: An Alternate NYC Route

A look into NYC’s Dollar Vans: an alternate form of public transport.

Millions of New Yorkers rely on MTA buses, subways, and commuter trains to get to and fro in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. However, as ubiquitous as we’d like to think public transport is in NYC, such is not always the case.

When I lived in Brooklyn I often spotted passenger vans in the downtown metro areas picking up and dropping off passengers. I’d never ridden in a dollar van but I observed its system of transport from a distance. New Yorkers -not the WASP characters overrepresented in most media but New Yorkers like the immigrants, the first, second, and even third generations who helped build and still continue to shape this city too- are picked up from the bustling centers of the borough and bussed away to their underserved neighborhoods.

Why didn’t the MTA think to expand transport into these neighborhoods?

If Colleges Were Honest

The vid title says it all…a satirical take on the push, pressure, and seemingly societal norm to attend college despite rising costs of tuition, room & board, books and the over saturated post-grad job-search market.

Wondering why you can’t find a job after graduation? Duh! Everyone has a degree now and it’s probably in the same area you majored in… which may give you a some competition for the one position you were vying for.

If you’re a grad who’s had these sentiments one way or another, this vid is a coping mechanism for such.

Beeluvd Book

Despite some gripes I had with the protagonist and the plot I was quite entertained.  It’s an exciting mystery that thrillingly unravels in the most fabulous European locations. 

I read there’s a movie version that’s in development.  If so, I’m certainly looking forward to seeing it.  If the film is done right, it’ll be an edge-of-your-seat kind of thriller.  Can’t wait!

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