Monday, July 23, 2012

Star-Spangled Journey: New Jersey in a Whirl

J.F. Kennedy Blvd., one of the major roads in Jersey City.

We were in New Jersey on two occasions. First was to meet my brother's friend, a Filipino teacher he came to know back in his college days. Second, upon the invitation of mom's high school classmate.

Jersey City

This place is the closest to New York. I learned that a lot of the members of NYC's workforce live in Jersey City because it is relatively cheaper and travel to work takes them less than an hour. 

Being in Jersey City also makes you feel like you haven't left the Philippines because of the Filipino populace and the number of establishments, which without a doubt, are run by Filipinos. You have a beauty salon, a freight handling service and a restaurant, to name a few.

Fiesta Grill, a Filipino restaurant

At night, we visited the Alexander Hamilton Park in Weehawken which provided us a view of the Hudson River and the New York skyline.

Atlantic City

The second time we stepped foot on New Jersey, my mom's high school classmate brought us to Atlantic City. 

This section supposedly had a good view of the Atlantic Ocean
but then it was already too dark to appreciate it.

At the slots.


Art installation at Borgata by Dale Chihuly

Egg Harbor Township

We stayed for the night at my mom's classmate's place in this quiet neighborhood with manicured lawns before flying for Las Vegas the next day.

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