Skip to Content

Mosaic Hopping Through NYC’s New Train Stations

Griffith Observatory: LA, I See You

Experience NYC Like A Local!

Riding On An Elephant Train In Bangkok

New on A Cup of Moca!

Weekend Getaway: Where to Eat in DC

Planning a weekend getaway to our nation’s capital? Here’s where to eat in DC from local budget bars to pricier historic establishments.

 

Lox & schmear bagel for brunch. #nomnomnom

A photo posted by Monica Wong (@_monicawong) on

There are plenty of dining options in DC, but one thing I noticed as a broke grad student was this: in DC, good food comes with a price tag. So if you’re on a budget, you’re probably wondering where to eat in DC that won’t hurt your wallet too much. DC is not like NYC where delicious food can be found in a hole in the wall for a few bucks. As a grad student, I was careful about when and where I splurged so not all my recommendations are fine dining options.

Read more »

Spend A Rainy Day @ The Oculus

What to do on a lazy rainy day? The Oculus is a great place to start. Once you get on your train, you’ll forget all about the wet weather outside.

 

The Oculus

 

The Oculus, which took over a decade to build, is the new World Trade Center transportation hub located near the Financial District. The hub is intended to connect commuters to the PATH, the Battery Park Ferry and 11 subway lines, which include the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, E, J, Z and R train.

Read more »

Alternative Interpretations @ The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art is never a bore for me, but sometimes I like to make up my own stories about the paintings I’m looking at. Modern art, modern interpretations.

 

The Dream by Henri Rousseau

The naked woman lacks romance and intimacy in her life. She’s got jungle fever and is dreaming of a being wooed by a dark and mysterious man playing with his phallic flute.

#henrirousseau's The Dream #moma #modernart #latergram

A post shared by ✈ m o n i c a w o n g ✈ (@_monicawong) on

The Starry Night by Van Gogh

Van Gogh painted this after he ate mushrooms. In his altered state, the universe must be imploding because the Milky Way and meteorites are about to crash on earth. Also, can Instagram or Snapchat make this a filter? Read more »