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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Phoenix New York hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Claridge's in London, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong and the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

    Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of New York State

    Fishers, rufous sided towhees, belted kingfishers, yelow-bellied sapsuckers, great horned owls, minks, American goldfinches, black bears, blue-winged warblers, porpoises, black vultures, oldsquaws, hooded mergansers, woodchucks, snapping turtles, screech owls, turkey vultures, opossums, diamondback terrapins, red-winged blackbirds, milk snakes, coyotes, Eastern chipmunks, canvasbacks, box turtles, ruby-throated hummingbirds, water snakes, a moose population that has grown since they started to migrate back into the state in the late 1970s, common goldeneyes, otters, gray foxes, raccoons, bobwhite quails, muskrats, snowy egrets, black racer snakes, common loons, bobolinks, wild turkeys, Eastern gray squirrels, Eastern cottontail rabbits, Baltimore orioles, black-crowned night herons, porcupines, smooth green snakes, spotted salamanders, painted turtles, horseshoe crabs, bald eagles, great blue herons, peregrine falcons, widgeons, Eastern timber rattlesnakes, common nighthawks, bottle-nosed dolphins, black capped chickadees, beavers, ruffed grouse, snowy owls, spotted turtles, red-breasted mergansers, white-winged scoters, weasels, cardinals, brown garter snakes, common egrets, ruddy turnstone sandpipers, northern shovelers, ospreys, red foxes, pileated woodpeckers, Eastern bluebirds, great egrets, whip-poor-wills, brown thrashers, pintails, sea turtles, scarlet tanagers, bobcats, piping plovers, snowshoe hares, woodcocks, fiddler crabs, big brown bats, White-tailed deer, harbor seals, leatherback turtles, spring peepers, little brown bats and pilot whales are among the wild animals of New York State.

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

    The giant serpent of Silver Lake, near Gainesville; 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 Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon); 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 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); and the witches of Native American legend who may still dwell in the glacial Green Lakes, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.

    Alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets; the literary ghosts, including Dorothy Parker, of New York City's Algonquin Hotel; the pirate treasure, possibly Captain Kidd's, buried on New York harbour's Liberty Island but protected by a fire breathing devil; Champ, the famous monster of Lake Champlain on the northeastern border of the 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 Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors; and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York State.

    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; events in the Long Island house dramatised in the film The Amityville Horror (please do not linger as it is a private residence); 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; the finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse; the Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown; the incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); 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; and 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), are more weird folklore associated with New York State.


    The United States of America is famous for the comfort of its hotels. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. San Diego, Sitka, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, Houston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Sacramento, Boston, St Louis, Corpus Christi, Fairbanks, Albuquerque, Atlantic City, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Juneau, Detroit, Lake Tahoe, Chicago, Skagway, Savannah, New Orleans, Kansas City, Washington DC, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, Miami, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Santa Fe 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 Glacier Bay National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Adirondacks, Mount Rushmore, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, Bryce Canyon, Yosemite National Park, the Florida Keys, the Grand Canyon, the Disney resorts, the Everglades, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rainier National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Niagara Falls, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park and Route 66.

    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. We hope that you enjoy your hotel.

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