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Where to eat a great Italian meal and a calorie-worthy dessert in Manhattan

First of all, let me begin by saying that I LOVE Manhattan! Yes, you heard it right, it’s pure, passionate and unconditional love.. and it was love at first sight ! The crowded streets, the buzz, the energy,the food, the atmosphere…its just something else. My second time in NYC is a cold, snowy, rainy day, and I am in the mood to venture out for a wholesome, hearty meal. Now New York as you know, is no stranger to food from all parts of the globe – you can probably get Paranthas, Pizza, Sushi, Kebabs, Steaks and more within your line of sight, no matter where you are. Which is why I ask a seasoned cousin of mine for a recommendation – and I am told about an Italian place called Paprika for dinner to be followed by ChikaLicious for dessert. Let me get to these one by one: Think homey, candlelit, cozy and unpretentious – that is Paprika for you.The restaurant which is over a dozen years old, is on St Mark’s place in …

Sky Dive @New York City!

Do you ever sit back and think about the trips you have had and what fun they were? There are some which are absolutely fantastic – can you recall all the details, the places you saw, the food you ate, the people you met? Maybe not. But there are always some experiences that stick – for reasons unknown. An experience (which was really quite an experience!) was my first Sky Dive. It has been a few years but I still remember each and every detail as if it was yesterday. It was my solo week in Manhattan, and for reasons unknown I wanted to skydive. I researched some and then some more and finally zeroed in on Sky Diving, The Ranch in Gardiner, New York. On the day itself, I was nervous sick with excitement, the 90 minute bus ride from Manhattan to Gardiner seeming endless. I reach Gardiner, and it seems like a sleepy little town, anything but a destination to sky dive. The ranch itself is “out-of-town” says my cab driver, and it’s barely a 2 km …