A short 10 day trip to the United States, visiting 3 states (New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) 

Long story short - I had to fly to the United States for one reason - opening a bank account (see: How To Open A Bank Account in U.S., As A Non-resident Non - citizen, Wells Fargo Bank), for the flight we decided to go with Ukrainian airlines from Tbilisi via Kiev to New York city (see: About Tbilisi - Kiev - New York Flight by Ukrainian Airlines

Unplanned flight delay in Kiev happened for 10 hours, during which I managed to craft a short day trip to Kiev (see: Short Day Trip To Kiev, Ukraine

Once in the States, in second day's evening I was able to handle my financial related things and it was time for leissure. For first day stay we booked a cheaper hotel in Secaucus, offering fast and convenient connection to downtown Manhattan reachable in about 20 minutes ($6 per ride in public bus).

Did some shopping and sightseeing around Manhattan (bough lovely leather shoes from Aldo store)

On January second we bought a bus ticket to Philadelphia (again, traveling in US by public transport is very cheap, as we paid about $15 for single ticket). Once in Philly, booked a lovely hotel in the downtown area (China town) just a few blocks away from Reading Terminal market. Philly is amazing for leisure, calm and tranquil. Highly recommend.

Returned to New York city, this time booked luxury hotel near Empire State building and enjoyed slow days in Manhattan, trying out local Asian cuisine.

Here I'm listing all major and interesting places we discovered this time in America.

Speaking of expenses, I didn't counted after all, but now looking back it seems it was at about $4,000

Map & Itineary

Central Park, New York City

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Zen Ramen and Sushi House, New York City

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Secaucus Meadowlands

La Quinta Inn & Suites Secaucus Meadowlands was our first hotel in United States, during our latest trip here. We booked this hotel as a secret deal on hotwire, as we wanted to get a reasonable pr...

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Secaucus, NJ

Once in the Burger bar - order burgers. That's how in short I could describe my experience at Red Robin Gourmet Burger in Secaucus, NJ. Located in the some building were La Quinta Inn & Suit...

Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal

There is a super cheap way to travel across the United States using intercity buses. Back in the Summer 2013 I made a long journey from New York to Houston, Texas for about USD 200 per 2 persons...

Reading Terminal Market Philadelphia

Reading Terminal Market is an enclosed public market found at 12th and Arch Streets in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over one hundred merchants offer fresh produce, me...

Sleep Inn Philadelphia

Offering a fitness centre, Sleep Inn Philadelphia is located in Philadelphia. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning and cable channels. There is also a m...

Spice C - Hand Drawn Noodles in Philadelphia

I first discovered Spice C noodle house in Philadelphia back in 2013, and mentioned it on my article about streets of Philadelphia. Now about 3 years later, re-discovered this place again, after arri...

INNSIDE New York NoMad Hotel Review

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Hee Korean BBQ Grill in Chelsea, New York Review

Our latest trip to the United States was accompanied a lot by visiting local Asian cuisines, a Japanese Sushi place in Financial district (Zen Ramen and Sushi House, New York City) or Chinese noo...

The Empire State Building & Observation Deck Tour

OK, this finally is off from my bucket list. Here is the tip I would give to myself - buy "skip the lines" tickets to avoid long hours waiting in the lanes.  it started to remind me my dear...

John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK, FAA LID: JFK) is a major international airport located near South Ozone Park in the...

Postcards from New York City

That time have come, and in today's Piece of Life photo series, we are very exited to list postcards from New York city, if you have been following for a while our photo project, you have already noti...