United States

From the footsteps of mount Kazbegi in Rooms Hotel (Georgia) to the footsteps of the Empire State Building in New York city - that's how I could describe in short our hotel choice during the holiday season of 2016/2017 We booked Hotel Innside by Melia in New York city after our return from Philadelphia, for a 4 day sat and...
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 price for a hotel with easy access to the Manhattan, New York city. Our booking price was about USD 140 per night here. Once our...
Long story short - after the long and painful check operations, originally sent from the U.S., and redemption in Georgia (or probably in any country except USA), which takes at least some 40 working days and huge bank fees for check procedures - I decided enough is enough, I'm going to the United States and I will open a bank account...
Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with about 40 million visitors yearly, also it's one of the most filmed locations in the world. Central Park should be on every travelers, going to the NYC, bucket list, I...
Citizens or nationals of select 38 countries and territories (see list bellow) are eligible to travel visa free to the United States of America under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). In total I have traveled three times to the United States and all three times I have entered the US using VWP. Just recently I traveled for the third...
After reviewing minimum and average salaries in member states of European Union, I decided to take a look on US average wages -  and compare all 50 American States + D.C. It was easier to come up with idea than actually get data, as it turns out in US they prefer more count household income rather per-capita. So the...
I'm continuing to summarize my memories from my latest trip to US back in Summer of 2013. Finally we have arrived at the city I probably like a lot - New Orleans. City of alternative cuisine, Jazz birthplace a lot of Voodoo and ... most interesting emotions from US. Although we spent some week or even more here, we actually settled in a...
We enjoyed our stay in Downtown Atlanta for some 3 days (nights) back in Summer 2013. During our short 3 days stay here we visited World of Coca Cola Museum and CNN Center and did a lot of walking around city.  As well I took a few pictures in Downtown Atlanta. Downtown Atlanta, GA Author of this blog captured at Rest in Downtown...
Turns out that Atlanta, GA is home not only for World of Coca Cola museum, but this city also hosts a CNN Center and you can actually book an inside tour here: The Inside CNN Studio Tour is a 50-minute walking tour that descends 8 flights of stairs. Elevator assisted tours are available at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m...
It was a damned hot day when we arrived to Atlanta, Georgia. After a few hour rest in our motel we decided to explore what's interesting nearby our location, and turned out that museum "World of Coca Cola" were among the closest tourist attractions. So we started to walk (don't walk when it's + 108 Fahrenheit outside). And here you go -...
We stayed in Knoxville for some 3 nights, since our motel was located pretty far away from Downtown Knoxville we traveled here by Public Transport (for a surprise they have a one). Since we didn't know much  (except Megabus is heading here) about Knoxville, we opened Wikipedia and learnt that a World's Fair has been held here...
Seems this place is closed for now, but back in 2013 we found it our second favorite place in US (after Chikie's & Pete's in Bordentown). Quaker Steak & Lube was located closely to our motel and when we went here, we were just impressed. Quaker Steak and Lube in Knoxville Live performance at Quaker Steak and Lube in...
What seemed to be one of the most interesting travel experiences turned out to be the worst travel experience and that happened in Washington D.C. back in summer of 2013 (I can actually recall it was June 22). While back in Georgia we had negotiated an accommodation in Washington D.C. using coach surfing - our host didn't showed up...
From my travel notes to the United States back in 2013. Just as from the World famous Bruce Springsteen song, we too experienced this lovely phenomena  called - streets of Philadelphia. Update: I wish I was a better photographer back then, as all of the photos from that trip were taken using my old...
Today by overlooking some old photos (taken in Summer 2013) I found some epic pictures back from my travels to United States, so I decided to add some photos I have taken there on my blog - and today I will add Manhattan.  It was interesting for me to learn that "Manhattan" can be translated as "Island of many hills" from the...
In case you are looking for a budget friendly and interesting activities in New York - try a free of charge ferry service connecting Manhattan with Staten Island. You won't find much interesting in Staten Island (although you can rent a much cheaper apartments here like in downtown New York), but you will definitely enjoy views...
Last time I visited Brighton Beach back in Summer of 2013 and I even stayed overnight here in some Russian owned apartments. Well actually that's the main reason we headed here - it was already late evening and we were sitting at Strabucks next to Central Park waiting for a host we had previously spoken on coachsurfing, but since...
With this post I'm starting my latest United States travel notes I made back in Summer of 2013. It has been a while already, but today overlooking some old photos I did find some epic pictures from United States, and I will start with a quiet and a bit strange small town in New Jersey - Bordentown. Why I'm calling this place a...
Back in 2013 we made an Epic journey though United States, it all started at JFK Airport (NYC) and ended in Houston, TX, though we had plans to cross the continent and reach the West Coast, it didn't happened - for two simple reasons: 1) We travelled cheap using Megabus company 2) We were sick and tired of such travels after one month....
Last year I started pay more attention to the TOP 10 largest economies in the World by terms of Gross Domestic Product. It's time to compare them again. Gross Domestic Product in TOP 10 Largest Economies 2013 Rank Country 2012 2013 Growth bln $ Growth % 1 United States 16,244 16,800...
European Union if looked at it as a whole solid brick economy - could be named as a Worlds largest economy by GDP. But European Union still consists of 28 independent countries. I won't discuss in this article about  - are they really independent, or how dependent National Parliaments are on Brussels,  but I will look at GDP in...
Russia is getting more and more pressure, and it seems Russia's ego will be undermined next year at Sochi Olymics.First, German president announced , he wont attend Sochi, then White House informed that Barack Obama, wont be there, and now Frances president is informing he wont attend.Well - it's not a biggy on one hand - it doesn't mean...
Which country spends the most for it's military budget?Meet worlds top 10 most richest countries by military expenditures:United States 682.478 $ blnChina 166.107 $ blnRussia 90.749 $ blnUnited Kingdom 61.007 $ blnJapan 59.267 $ blnFrance 58.943 $ blnSaudi Arabia 56.724 $ blnIndia 45.785 $ blnGermany 43.478 $ blnItaly 34.004 $ bln ...
Find this documentary from 2007 in Youtube. In France 5 produced documentary authors speak of first confrontation of Chinese and American army in 1996 close to Taiwan.In 2007 year produced documentary it's told that China has advanced and modernized it's war technology, by learning USA technics in First Gulf war, Kosowo, Afghanistan,...
It seems is a hot topic in our days - Will China out perform United States by GDP in close future. I'm more skeptical than others, and I don't believe this will happen in next 10 years. After 10 years, who knows - maybe. United States accounts about $15.8 trilion GDP in 2012, whilce China's GDP is about $8.227. Some opportunists...
Found this documentary on YouTube, and watched in Saturday evening. In this documentary is showed time when Dmitry Medvedev was president of Russia, and how Barack Obama decided to deal exactly with him, and not with Vladimir Putin. In this documentary Dmitry Medvedev is portrayed as wise and independent leader, how he started...
I would like to see how does top 10 worlds countries by GDP looks on chart. Top 10 largest countries in 2012 by GDPUnited States 15.680 trillions USDChina 8. 227 trillions USDJapan 5.960 trillions USDGermany 3.400 trillions USDFrance 2.613 trillions USDUnited Kingdom 2.435 trillions USDBrazil 2.253 trillions USDRussia 2.015...