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418 W 46th

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  • Day7

    Niagara Day 1

    May 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    The view of Niagara Falls from our room - simply the best!!! We could have just sat there all day looking at it!
    Quick run across the road to Starbucks for some breakfast before getting picked up for our tour.

    Today we got to see The Falls from so many different angle and all were impressive. We started off with our ponchos on for the being the falls tour which was cool. Checked out the falls from above and below! They’re so loud and just so beautiful!! The speed of the water is just incredible!

    We were supposed to do the Hornblower boat but it for canned because there is still too much ice in the water. Our jet boat got cancelled too which was sad but what can you do?! Our next option was the butterfly conservatory which neither of us were really thrilled about. Lucky the tour guide suggested doing the aero car instead which goes across the falls above the rapids. Pretty cool to think that one side in Canada and just across the way is America!

    Off to the helicopter ride next which was a lot of fun!! It was only about 8 minutes but it was enough to see Niagara Falls and learn a bit about them. I didn’t know they controlled the amount of water travelling down the falls and that they have tunnels to control the water to help decrease the erosion as well as using it for electricity.

    Buffet lunch at the Skylon Tower was up next. Again beautiful views, yet we still weren’t sick of looking at Niagara Falls. It was a weird buffet in that it was almost like it has breakfast lunch dinner foods but it was nice. The chocolate chip pie for dessert hit the spot.

    Back to the hotel for a bit of a rest. And then we went to Queen Victoria Palace for dinner with a view. Great steak for dinner and brownie for dessert. A walk to the Ferris Wheel to check out the Falls with all the pretty lights and then a late night Uber to Walmart (an adventure in itself) to get a GoPro wrist strap for the Zipline tomorrow
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  • Day9

    Statue of Liberty

    November 27, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Earlier start today, well we set the alarm for 8am 😂😂. By 9.30 we are in our friend Mr Uber heading to Battery Park. I learned that an Uber pool car means that you can share with others, however Sandra our ride share failed to turn up - still took 45 minutes to get to our destination despite it being only 5 miles.
    Collect our tickets and we are on the ferry to Liberty Island. After a self guided tour with the aid of a headset, we are at the crown. 377 steps up and obviously the same down, good stamina training - although Janet was huffing and puffing a bit, neither of us realised their would be so many steps and some in a very confined space. The Statue of Liberty 🗽 itself is a magnificent construction and fascinating to see. We read about its history and construction. Did you know it has an iron frame structure, covered with a copper skin, the frame designed by Eiffel (the Eiffel Tower designer), the skin is quite thin only 2x1 cent pieces thick. We call at Crown cafe, its heaving and as per with attraction cafes - overpriced and understaffed. If you ever visit wait for the cruise boat it’s better value, we leave Liberty Island and head to Ellis Island and the Immigration Museum. Quite a sobering tour realising that millions of people from hundreds of countries were processed in the main hall and form what is America today. We have missed the last hard hat tour so are unable to visit the hospital which is a shame, it’s said to be untouched since it was stopped being used, that’s maybe why you have to wear a hard hat. I do however, discover a possible ancestor on the wall of honour.
    Ferry back to New York, we had hoped to visit Coney Island which is on the coast and has a traditional funfair from the 60’s but it only opens May though to October and we’ve been advised it’s not particularly safe on an evening, nor will anything be lit up so a little pointless.
    We head towards Wall Street stopping at the raging bull, where a nice lady offers to take our picture before asking us what we think of the new Dr Who !! Turns out she has met most of them in a previous role as a bodyguard, just part of every day random New York.
    We walk the 3.5 miles back up towards Times Square past City Hall and the Chrysler building stopping off at a small Korean bar for some refreshment and sample their chicken wings that are excellent before calling at a Greek restaurant for dinner. They give us garlic bread and a side salad which is a meal in its self and that’s before our actual order. Good job we are doing so much walking whilst here. Finish the night with cocktails in the hotel bar.
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  • Day10

    Rocking all over NYC

    November 28, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Today is our last full day in New York, it’s also the anniversary of when we first met Friday 28th November 1986. 32 years ago, Janet was 16 and I 17. We weren’t overly impressed with each other to start with, but fortunately once we got to know each other, things changed.
    A real lazy morning, waking to a call from Grace to say she has passed her driving theory test (well done sweetheart never in doubt). Heading down to breakfast at 10am breakfast it’s a little bit quieter than other days.
    We eventually leave the hotel at midday, a trip to pick up a Christmas present before we go to Radio City Music Hall to watch the Christmas spectacular starring the Rockettes. Once again, as with nearly every attraction we have been too, you are subject to near airport style security. I was allowed to keep my belt on at this one 😂. Its a very good show, although the family in front need to sit bloody still (Janet’s only short) 😂😂. There’s a heavy police presence when we leave, along with manic traffic - this is all due to the Christmas Lights switch on tonight at the Rockerfella centre.
    After a quick nip back to the hotel to drop off our presents, we stop off for cocktails (we are getting a taste for these).
    We head over to towards the Rockafella Centre with the intention of going to the “Top of the Rock”. After battling through the massive crowds, a NYPD officer tells us we can only be admitted with tickets so we abandon our plan for beer and food. The advertised tree lighting at 7pm is not only televised, but also still not happened by 8.45 - glad we didn’t queue for it 🙃. We head back to the hotel stopping off at a little cocktail bar en route, negroni for Janet Apple Whisky cinnamon for me. Janet isn’t keen so orders Prosecco (it is happy hour), the negroni isn’t that bad👍. Back to the hotel via Times Square and a stop off at starbucks for a cup of tea.
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  • Day1

    New York

    December 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    This was our first day in NYC 🗽 A bit of a crazy start to the day, as we over slept and woke up at 4pm NYC time!
    Didn’t matter we got moving and spent the next six or so hours walking the streets and getting a feel for the place. It has been around 1-2 degrees for most of the night, so quite brisk.
    Our apartment is situated two blocks from Times Square, so we headed there first. It feels just like day time with all the lights, it is quite a sight. Then we made our way to 5th Avenue via Bryant Park. Here there were Christmas markets, an ice skating rink and another beautiful Christmas tree. Then we went onto to the Rockefeller Centre to see the Christmas tree and the beautiful light show on Saks Department store. We continued to wander the streets and made our way back to Times Square for dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe.
    Back home at 11pm to try and sleep and get our bodies onto NYC time, with the hope that we will see NYC in daylight tomorrow, will need to st an alarm!⏰
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  • Day3

    New York

    December 6, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    Yes! Got to see daylight today! Bonus!
    Took the Hop On Hop Off bus for the Downtown route! OMG! It took all day with the traffic! Did get off to investigate Chinatown, Tribeca (awesome coffee!☕️) and the Empire State Building. The day looks beautiful with sunny skies but the cold was crazy, 1 degree all day!
    Also found a gem for my Black and White family⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️⚫️
    Went to dinner at an amazing restaurant, it was like tapas but with a twist. Lots of small dishes to share ranging from ricotta ravioli, stuffed eggplant with goats cheese, spicy meatballs and octopus bruschetta, just name a few. Our dinner guests were my travelling companion, Mary-Anne’s USA relatives. It was a lovely evening with great food and wine and very enjoyable company.
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  • Day4

    New York

    December 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 -2 °C

    Today we hopped on and off again on the bus for the Uptown trip. Visiting the East side, Harlem and Central Park. As it was freezing cold there was more “hop on” than “hop off”. Central Park looks real colourless in the cold, no green grass and no leaves on the trees. However, it is still an amazing amount of Park in the middle of this city. We had lunch in a true NY Deli today, the chicken noodle soup really hit the spot on a two degree day. Tonight in minus one temperatures we ventured out to see “Kinky Boots” on Broadway. The show was amazing, I loved every minute! I would highly recommend it.
    We finished the night off with traditional NY pizza for supper.
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  • Day6

    New York

    December 9, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 -1 °C

    Final day in New York, took it pretty easy and slow as I think the jet lag has caught up with me. Wandered the streets after breakfast on our way to the theatre booking office. We booked to see the musical “Beautiful - The Carole King Story”. As the name suggests it was simply beautiful. Funny, emotional and very entertaining. There were so many songs that I knew but didn’t realise that she had written them with and without her husband. Visited the HBO shop and purchased some “Game of Thrones” keepsakes.Read more

  • Day2

    New York, New York

    August 26, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Was für ein Tag...
    Nach einem sehr entspannten Flug (Dank unserer mittlerweile sehr lieb gewonnen XXL-Plätze), hat uns the city that never sleeps bei strahlendem Sonnenschein und perfekten 25 Grad willkommen geheißen.
    Im Yellow Cab haben wir dann die ersten Eindrücke über die Größe und vor allem dem Verkehrschaos dieser Megacity gewinnen dürfen.
    Wie gut, dass wir unseren Leihwagen erst in Boston übernehmen... Also konnten wir uns ganz entspannt zurücklehnen und wirken lassen.
    Diese Stadt lässt sich kaum in Worte fassen und bringt uns Landpomeranzen an die Grenze dessen, was wir aufnehmen können.
    Wir haben genau das getan, was einen echten Touri auszeichnet: Kopf und Blick gen Himmel, Mund auf und Kamera gezückt.
    Nachdem die Koffer ausgepackt waren, ging es direkt zum nur einen Steinwurf entfernten 443 m hohem Empire State Building. Wir wollten VIEW !
    Diese Idee hatten leider ein paar Hundert Andere auch. Sehr schnell fiel uns dann wieder ein, dass die USA das Land der Schlange Steher ist und Ruckzuck waren wir wieder mittendrin. Bis zur Aussichtsplattform im 86 Stock hat man einfach den Blick schlechthin. Wie klein wir uns doch im Angesicht dieser Riesenbauten fühlten... Unfassbar !
    Auf dem Weg zurück ins Hotel kamen wir am Times Square mit seinen vielen Leuchtreklamen und Theatern gar nicht vorbei, ohne mitten hineinzufallen. Nice to see, aber für uns heute doch etwas viel...
    Eine besondere Überraschung hat unser Hotel bereitgehalten. In der 36 Etage befindet sich eine traumhafte Rooftop-Bar, in der wir den letzten traumhaften Ausblick für heute genossen haben. Das Gleiche gilt übrigens für unser Zimmer in der 34. Etage. Dieser Ausblick entschädigt für jeden gezahlten Aufpreis :-)
    Nach deutscher Zeit ist es jetzt 5 h morgens uns wir wollen jetzt nur noch ins Bett. Wir sind glücklich und zufrieden, aber fix und fertig...
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  • Day11

    Zwei Tage in New York

    July 7, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Ab heute bin ich alleine am Schreibtisch, meine Vorgängerin ist heute von Bord gegangen 😑 Ich hoffe das langsam die Routine einkehrt und die Drucker brav funktionieren!

    Die Mittagspause nutze ich für einen Spaziergang durch die Stadt - Verrückt!

  • Day1

    Ankunft im Big Apple

    February 1, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ -8 °C

    Reibungslose Anreise, sowohl zum Düsseldorfer Flughafen, als auch vom JFK Flughafen in NYC zur Unterkunft in „Hell‘s Kitchen“. Die Lage des Zimmers ist optimal, direkt am Times Square - alles fussläufig gut zu erreichen 👍🏻 allerdings auch minimale Aussattung! Ansonsten ist nicht viel passiert...ich bin dem Jetlag erlegen...Schachmatt!Read more

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