Saturday, December 31, 2011

It's Magic!!

2011 Harry and Mickey by szachko
2011 Harry and Mickey, a photo by szachko on Flickr.
You have to admit that all Americans have to visit this place at least once in the lifetime..

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stuffed French Toast @ La Isla

Have you seen Bobby Fay's Throw Down show? This is one of places where he was defeated. This is Hoboken pride Stuffed French Toast from La Isla.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wafels and Dinges

NYC Food Fair, originally uploaded by szachko.
If you are in New York City and you see this Wafels and Dinges sign, the you got to chase them down to have one or two Belgian Waffles with hot chocolate.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Where Master Lives

One Summer Day in NYC, originally uploaded by szachko.
There are many famous photography about New York City. There are numberless famous photographers in New York City. However, Jay Maisel stands out as a living legend. At age of 80, Jay still runs works shop and training courses.

People always mention his 72 rooms mansion over his art work. However, if you've ever work around this "Mention", then you would find out how humble this place is.  He earned every inch of this historical building and generous shared his state and visions with others.

NYC downtown neighborhood decline and raise several time, Jay persists his quality of work from the day 1.  Standing in front of master's door steps, I am eager to  pursuit the giant's steps.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Whaleback Light, ME

Maine Summer 2011, originally uploaded by szachko.
From Ft Foster, Whaleback Light shows as a little dot at the tip of the rock. ..

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Sweet, originally uploaded by szachko.
While people will wait for hours to visit Cake Boss, we still like to visit this secret gem of our own which is just 10 minutes away from the Boss...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pepperland Cafe

Pepperland Cafe, originally uploaded by szachko.
Located in the center of South Berwick, Pepperland Cafe is a secret gem for this town. The decoration is west village like art gallery while the outside of the cafe looks like a typical store fronts seen in New England area. Staff is Maine-like friendly. Tea selections present in menu are quite interesting. The brunch selection are great. Will love to come back to try more. One thing is out of ordinary is that there is a wall mounted 42" plat panel TV at the 2nd of Cafe showing all the art collection. Not sure what the purpose is? Well, this is Maine. It could mean anything...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Maroon Cafe

Maroon Cafe, Hoboken, originally uploaded by szachko.
At the backstreet of Hoboken, here is Maroon Cafe. Setting is simple and peaceful. If you are tired of all the franchises, then why don't you stop by for sips of coffee and play the puzzles? The owner claims if you can solve the puzzle you get a free drink...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg Day 1, originally uploaded by szachko.
This is the first White Christmas for Williamsburg for many year. Have been traveled after the blizzard storm to this beautiful place, we were welcomed by stunning scenes, nice people, great food and creamy beers. We deeply felt that we are in the right place and the right time.

The time seemed to freeze at 1770's. It is very interesting to find myself enjoying the conversations with people living in 1770's including George Washington, the first president of United States. I learned his wits not by book but by his point of view. Christmas decoration is serious at this time of the year. Materials used to enter the competition need to fit the time of 1770's period. The foods were so great and the hospitality shown by all the taverns touched very visitor.

I think all the Americans should visit this place at least twice in their life: one when they are kids and one with their kids. The others should also come to visit to have the amazing time travel experience with US history..(and amazing Foods and Spirits)