USA – A drive around Poughkeepsie, New York (1)

This is one of my business trip and this time was to New York, USA back in Nov 2009. I had took the opportunity to all travel around the area where I went and take as many photos as I could. Over here are just some of it. This is my first part of USA which I will  share; New York.

How’s the flight? It was one of my longest flight ever; KL – Singapore (transit) – Frankfurt (transit) – New York.  It was close to 24hrs trip. This is the kind of trip I wish I was on business class but well… no luck then to be upgraded from economy class.

My first transit was in Changi Airport…

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… then it was to Frankfurt, arriving at 5am…..

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a beautiful sight of the clouds from the window……

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Landed in JFK International Airport in the early morning and rented a car to drive to Poughkeepsie which was about an hour to an hour half from New York City.  It was suppose to be beginning of winter and I was told that there would be snow but I was lucky and it was nice cool temp. No snow at all.

Below are some of the pictures I managed to capture driving around Poughkeepsie during my weekend there.

Beautiful countryside…..

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Cute scarecrow along the roads.

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Stay tune for my 2nd part of my drive around Poughkeepsie.

Upgraded & Flew Business Class … feel so pampered. LOL!!

Yes.. you heard me right. Well… I have been traveling by planes many times but I had never been so lucky to be upgraded to the next level during my check in.. not once but 3 times if I am not mistaken.

As you may know, traveling in economy… with the seats more closer and leg space lesser (but the newer planes, it is getting better more spaciest for some airlines but not all as compared to many years back. Back then, I really hated traveling long distances). Anyway… just to share with you, this was far the best business class seat I have been upgraded to even though it was only an hours flight; Taipei to Hong Kong using Cathay Pacific Airlines but it was worth the experience. LOL!! Wish it could also cover my other connecting sector but guess that part, I wasn’t that lucky.

IMG_0138 It was a single seat with own cubicle.

IMG_0141  Loved the seat. Recline all the way down; like a bed.

IMG_0148  View from my window seat.

IMG_0154  A different set of serving….

IMG_0155 Food wise…. mmmmm maybe presentation is better. LOL!!

Like to say, thank you Cathay… can I get another few more upgrades in my next few flights if I am using you?