30 Free and Cheap Things to Do in New York City

New York is the city that never sleeps and many may think it is too far out of their price range to visit.  I love NYC and want others to know it is possible to visit without blowing your budget. I have discovered 30 free and cheap attractions to visit that will not break the bank.

1. Central Park

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city in the 843 acres of gardens in the middle of the city. Central Park was inspired by public parks in London and Park and was the first landscaped public park in the US. In the winter, there is an ice skating rink and in the summer, a roller blade rink.  I come to the park to run and there is one way to run around the park – go clockwise only, or meet the wrath of locals.  In the center of the park is the Jackie Onassis reservoir, challenge yourself and run around it.  The full route round the park is around 10km.

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London Theatre – Review of the Bodyguard

I was fortunate enough to see the Bodyguard last Tuesday. It is an award winning musical based on the film of the same name which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.  The 1992 film was a blockbuster hit and I was curious to see how they could turn this film into a musical.

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11 Free and Cheap Things to do in London this Summer

London is one of the most exciting cities in Europe to explore.  However, living costs (mostly rent) and travel costs means there is little left from the budget to see the city.  Never you fear, I have found some free and cheap things to do in London so money doesn’t have to prevent you from exploring the capital city.

St Pauls

British 10km run

The annual 10km run takes place on Sunday the 13th of July. It is a great course, the loop takes runners through central London, starting at Green Park, running down Lower Thames Street, past St Pauls and it finishes at Westminster.  There are always lots of spectators to welcome cheer on the runners. For those feeling a like getting fit and can afford the entry fee of £50 each, enter the race and do your personal best.  I will be raising money for Help for Heroes. I hope to complete the race in under an hour. I am not a natural runner and therefore I am training a lot in the lead up to the run.

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7 Places to Eat Pancakes in Sydney

Going to Sydney was a great experience and when I got there, I set about exploring the city and finding out where my favourite food haunts were located.  As I  love pancakes, I was on a mission to find the cafes spots that served the best ones in the city,

1. The Royal of Darlinghurst

Situated in Darlinghurst, this café is quite small but has a lot of outdoor space on the pavement. It is well known for its pancakes, which is how I found about it. The Royal is very popular, therefore it is best to arrive early (around 10:00am) to have the highest possible chance of securing a table. The pancakes lived up the hype and cost.  They are know as “Buttermilk Pikelets” and can be yours for $14.00. They were a very generous portion.

The café is open Monday to Friday 7:00 – 4:00pm and on the weekends from 8:00am.

Address:  128 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst 2010 Sydney NSW

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