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Apologies for any technical difficulties you’ve had accessing Meihoukai in Wanderland this week! Posts have been showing up early, disappearing entirely, and generally just brazenly misbehaving. Hopefully we’ll have things back under control soon, and I appreciate your patience in the meantime.
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Greetings from 20,000 feet! I’m currently en route to my next adventure (check to see where I’m headed!) but New York still feels fresh in my mind. I ended up spending less than twenty-four hours in my beloved Brooklyn, choosing to do the responsible thing and stay Upstate to focus on work for the week instead — a rare show of self-restraint, indeed. But considering I still barely tackled a fraction of my to-do list, I know I made the right choice. There’s no way I’d be able to enjoy the week ahead if I hadn’t. Though I was mostly working from sun up to sun down, I did sneak in some tough workouts, fun Tucker time, and much-needed dinner dates with friends. I also got to celebrate my mom’s sixtieth birthday with her, which was a great party and a wonderful occasion to be around in person for.

In keeping with my nose-to-the-grindstone, er, nose-to-the-laptop theme, I didn’t didn’t take out my dSLR all week. So I hope you’ll enjoy these fun iPhone snaps instead…

Photo A

Central Park from AboveCentral Park from above!

Photo B

Cocker Spaniel Ears Blowing in the WindMy little man Tucker taking a “break” during a game of fetch

Photo C

Brooklyn SkyAirplanes painting the sky over Brooklyn

Which photo is your favorite?

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LA readers! I’m going to be setting up a reader meetup for either June 19th or 20th. If you haven’t already let me know you’re interested, drop me a note in the comments. I’ll be sending out an email this week!

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37 Comments...
  • Kiara Gallop
    June 8 2015

    Photo A. I love cityscapes šŸ™‚
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    • Meihoukai
      June 9 2015

      Especially ones with a bunch of green! šŸ™‚

  • Sarah
    June 8 2015

    Photo B – because dogs are the best and he looks so content!
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  • Leah
    June 8 2015

    Love photo A! Where’d you get that sweet view from?
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    • Meihoukai
      June 9 2015

      My bestie Kristin’s boyfriend’s apartment šŸ™‚ What a view!

  • Justine
    June 8 2015

    Photo B…Tucker is so cute!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 9 2015

      You’re always going to win points with that compliment šŸ™‚

  • Rashaad
    June 8 2015

    Photo B – I can only imagine what Tucker is looking for.
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    • Meihoukai
      June 9 2015

      Just feeling the wind beneath his wings — er, ears, I guess šŸ™‚

  • Saurabh
    June 9 2015

    I am new to your blog and I really like the pictures you have taken. So what were your initial fears about starting independent travel? And just curious, what sports did you play growing up? (I often use it as an icebreaker because I enjoy sports).

    • Meihoukai
      June 9 2015

      Ha, I didn’t really play sports growing up šŸ™‚ I was never very athletically inclined, though I tried soccer, ballet and all the usual suspects at some point! Regarding my fears about international travel… check out my archives page, one of my first posts is titled, if memory serves, “Fears.” šŸ™‚

  • Serendipity Tess
    June 9 2015

    PHOTO B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Clay
    June 9 2015

    I gotta go with A, but it was a toss up with B!
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  • becky hutner
    June 9 2015

    A — I love an overhead shot of the greatest park in the whole world! This angle best captures the miracle that is a lush stretch of green in the middle of a mad city.
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    • Meihoukai
      June 9 2015

      I love flying over it too. Such a miracle that park still stands… what a refuge for tired concrete-d out city folks šŸ™‚

  • Naomi
    June 9 2015

    Photo A! Absolutely stunning
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  • Marni
    June 9 2015

    Is it too much of a cop out to say all of them? The park among the skyscrapers is amazing and shows the crazy balance of NYC, Tucker is adorably tuckered out, and the colors in the sky are phenomenal in C! So yes, even if it’s not allowed – all of them.

  • Nick
    June 9 2015

    I absolutely love your website. The past week I have spent hours upon hours reading old posts (especially the ones on Panama as I start my own solo travel there soon), these pictures are great, but I have a love affair with Central Park so count me in for A

    • Meihoukai
      June 12 2015

      Hey Nick! Glad you found me. You’re going to love Panama! Thanks so much for the kudos and kind words.

  • Backpack Babe
    June 9 2015

    So pretty, crazy to believe that these are taken on the iPhone. Looks like NYC was fun, excited for your trip out to California! xx
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    • Meihoukai
      June 12 2015

      I love the iPhone! And I still have the 5s… I can only imagine what the 6 can do!

  • Emma
    June 10 2015

    Happy travel blogaversary! I love your blog so much!

    • Meihoukai
      June 12 2015

      Thanks Emma! Big post coming up soon šŸ™‚

  • All of them are great, but Photo B tugs at the ole heartstrings. Gotta love our loyal four-legged best friends šŸ™‚
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    • Meihoukai
      June 12 2015

      I miss him this week, Shelly! My little buddy….

  • Awww no- I don’t leave Beijing and move to CA until 23rd June so I can’t make the meet up. Oh well- next time I guess! Oh and photo A is my pick for this week!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 14 2015

      Aw, bummer Joella! Well, I’m sure I’ll be back in LA soon and we can touch base then šŸ™‚

  • Marlies
    June 19 2015

    I can’t choose!! I like them all and now I miss NY even more!

    • Meihoukai
      June 21 2015

      I miss New York whenever I’m away, too šŸ™‚ It always has a piece of my heart!

  • Camels & Chocolate
    June 20 2015

    I’m a sucker for Tucker, but you know that already šŸ˜‰
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  • Miguel Segura
    July 27 2015

    Hello & have a niceDay from Simancas-Spain : )

    I think that “Airplanes painting the sky over Brooklyn” is my favorite, so the blue sky it was wonderful and because the man was on stairs, is the human thing between the dark buildings and the heaven : )

    rgds,
    mS

    • Meihoukai
      July 27 2015

      Beautiful interpretation šŸ™‚ Thanks for chiming in!