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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Amsterdam New York hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    Monsters, Scary Stories, Myths, Folklore, Legends and Ghosts in New York State

    The Devil's Dance Chamber to the west of the Hudson River, where native Americans performed their divinatory dance rituals until the Manitou manifested himself as a wild animal; the metal-working Catskill gnomes (originally of Mohican (Mahican) legend but possibly embellished since), pygmies with piggy eyes, long beards and enormous heads (melonheads?), whose games of nine-pins every twenty years cause thunder and flashes of light (September 3rd 2029 should be the date of their next tournament and, for the brave, the mountain behind the now demolished New Grand Hotel was said to be a good place to look but beware, Hendrik Hudson's crew were temporarily turned into gnomes after drinking their liquor and Rip van Winkle met the gnomes with famous results); the ghosts of Sleepy Hollow (a real village popularly known by that name before it officially became so in 1996), where Washington Irving is buried and which really is haunted, especially around Raven Rock, by a wailing lady in white, the witch Mother Hulda and by a spectral horseman (not headless and usually heard but not seen); the literary ghosts, including Dorothy Parker, of New York City's Algonquin Hotel; the Catskill Witch who, according to Native American folklore, commanded the weather from Top Mountain and Round Top before playing tricks on anyone who ventured into her domain, once called Ontiora or Mountains of the Sky; the ghosts of the Dakota Apartments (used in exterior shots in Rosemary's Baby) in New York City, including an Edwardian little girl, a little boy dressed in clothes of the same period, a young man, a crying woman, Edward Clark (who had the Dakota built) and, it is said, former Beatle John Lennon; and the Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.

    The ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge; the skeletal Rambout Van Dam who rows the Tappan Zee; the Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors; Champ, the famous monster of Lake Champlain on the northeastern border of the state; alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets; the dwerg (dwarf) of John Coleman, a seaman with Hendrik Hudson (did Coleman not recover from his encounter with the Catskill gnomes and so remained a dwarf?), who still haunts the area near Donderberg (Thunder Mountain) on the Hudson River; and the giant serpent of Silver Lake, near Gainesville, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York State.

    The pirate treasure, possibly Captain Kidd's, buried on New York harbour's Liberty Island but protected by a fire breathing devil; the ghost ship The Flying Dutchman, usually associated with the Cape of Good Hope but which is said by some to appear at Tappan Zee on the Hudson River (I suspect that it is really Captain Kidd's ship the Adventure Galley); events in the Long Island house dramatised in the film The Amityville Horror (please do not linger as it is a private residence); the finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse; the celebrity ghosts of New York City's Chelsea Hotel (itself immortalised in song by Leonard Cohen), which allegedly include Sid Vicious, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Wolfe and Eugene O'Neill; the incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); the witches of Native American legend who may still dwell in the glacial Green Lakes; and the Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon), are more weird folklore associated with New York State.

    National Forests, National Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves, State Parks and Refuges in New York State

    Sterling Forest State Park; Letchworth State Park with its waterfalls and the Genesee River Gorge; Sam's Point Preserve, a National Natural Landmark and the habitat of bears and other wildlife; Nelson Swamp Unique Area; the wild Adirondack Park, inhabited by black bears and increasing numbers of moose and with its famous Great Camps, wilderness lodges of the wealthy; Watkins Glen State Park, on Seneca Lake, with its cliffs and eighteen waterfalls; Catskill Park with its forest inhabited by bears, bobcats and other animals as well as, perhaps, the Catskill gnomes; Robert Moses State Park in the Thousand Islands area; the Mohonk Preserve in the Shawangunk Mountains; Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex; Finger Lakes National Forest; Niagara Falls State Park, the first state park in the USA; Labrador Hollow Unique Area; Great Swamp Conservancy; Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area; Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary; Buttermilk Falls State Park near Ithaca; and Allegany State Park near Salamanca, with black bears, beavers and more, often revealed in the evening by spotlights around Red House Lake, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of New York State.



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    Almost everyone wants to travel in the USA. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Kansas City, New York, Santa Fe, Detroit, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Boston, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Chicago, Fairbanks, Lake Tahoe, Minneapolis, San Diego, Juneau, Sitka, Indianapolis, Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Washington DC, St Louis, Skagway, Houston, Miami, Phoenix, Atlantic City, Savannah, Corpus Christi, Las Vegas, Anchorage and Sacramento are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The Everglades, the Appalachians, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Disney resorts, Mount Rushmore, Mount Rainier National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Yosemite National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys, the Grand Canyon, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Adirondacks, rodeos, Bryce Canyon, the Ozarks, Glacier Bay National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp and Niagara Falls.

    The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. From camelopard.com, a heartfelt Bon Voyage!

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