From Greenwich to New York City
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 17:22
Simon Clark

Spent the weekend in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Never been there before. Thoroughly recommend it.

The area has some of the richest neighbourhoods in America but for ordinary folk like us it also has Joey B's "where making food isn’t just our job, it’s our passion".

Yesterday I travelled to New York (45 minutes by train) for the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) that starts tonight.

Previous locations have included Bangalore (2010), Cape Town (2013) and West Virginia (2014). All three left lasting memories, including at least one near death experience.

Curiously the most surreal location was nearer to home. In Antwerp in 2012 the conference took place on a moving boat and you couldn't get off, however much you wanted to.

On the first day we were held hostage for the best part of 15 hours. I shall never forget it.

Now, following Bologna (2015) and Brussels (2016), we're back in the USA. Venue is the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel, a few blocks from Grand Central Station. 

Tonight's 'Welcome Reception' is at the Rockefeller Center, a short walk from the hotel. If I get a chance I'll update this post with a photo or two.

Above: Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, a short drive from our hotel. Below: steak 'n' eggs breakfast at Raffles Bistro, Lexington Ave, NYC.

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