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  • Day6

    D6 New York - Central Park and Midtown

    July 10, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    As we knew today was going to be on the warmer side once again, we got up early and trained up towards Central Park. We signed up for a 10am bike tour as we figured it’d been the best way to sightsee around the 10km radius of this beautiful city centrepiece. It’s obviously a big business as we had to swim through a sea of sign-waving men tempting us with their deals for bikes 🚲 but we went with a local company with sub-par reviews 👍🏼
    At 10.05am the 16 of us plus our guide Barsha (from Russia....) started our 2 hour venture with praying enthusiasm....until one of the bikes went 💥!!! The dooverwacker on some girls gear thing broke in half, so one urgent Russian phone call to HQ, 5 minutes and a new bike later we were on our way. Until another bike failed, less epically this time. Our tour guide remained optimistic and things went smoothly for the rest of the tour 🙏 To be honest, knowing how untrustworthy the bikes were, I spent most of the time being paranoid and making bee lines for ideal exit routes should MY brakes fail.

    Times Square was amazing but an immediate assault on the senses, so we retreated to the M&M shop...big mistake. Who knew there was a land beyond peanut, crispy and mini m&ms?!

    We followed the crowds to Rockefeller Centre where we made our way up to the top floor- the view of Manhattan including Central Park offered a far more impressive perspective than from downtown at One World. We loved the gothic style architecture from the brass decals to the tall window frames. The spectacular views were popular for Asian brides, a handful of which were there getting their photos taken while their patient new husbands kept cool by intermittently stepping in and out of the air conditioned viewing spaces.

    To finish the afternoon, we had our first whole foods experience. It took every ounce of willpower to prevent us from buying up half the store (the chipotle salsa was amazing!).
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  • Day10

    SoHo, Little Italy und Chinatown

    May 19, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Am Vormittag stand heute eine Tour durch SoHo, Little Italy und Chinatown auf dem Plan.
    Unser Guide Elisabeth hatte eine Menge Storys zur bewegten Geschichte der drei "Stadtteile" im Repertoir, unter anderem zur Korruption und Geldwäsche der Italienischen Mafia, zu rivalisierenden Banden und daraus folgenden Morden der Chinesischen Einwanderer und zu Geistern in den Kellern der Lagerhäuser in SoHo.
    Wer übrigens der Meinung ist, das Eis bei uns daheim oder in Italien wäre teuer: Hier gibt's den kleinen Becher in der Gelateria "schon" für schlanke 5$ (kleine Portion/1 Kugel).
    Da haben wir trotz 34 Grad Außentemperatur dann doch dankend drauf verzichtet und uns lieber mit Eistee über Wasser gehalten.
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  • Day8

    Der Abreisetag

    April 6, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Der Abreisetag kam denn doch viel zu schnell....die Zeit verging wie im Flug. Marcus ist schon um 5 Uhr morgens aufgestanden und alleine mit Bus & Metro zum John F. Kennedy Airport. Um 10.00 Uhr ging sein Flieger schon zurück. Tino & Ich sind um 8 Uhr entspannt zum Frühstück, checkten dann aus und machten uns mit unseren Cadillac auf dem Weg zu Sixt. Kurz nach 10 Uhr haben wir dann das Auto zurück gegeben und gingen mit unseren Koffer noch ein letztes Mal die Streets von New York ab. Durch China Town, vorbei an den Uhren und Taschendealern bis nach Little Italy, wo sich viele itlaienische Restaurants befanden. Sehr schöne Gegend und nochmal ein ganz anderes Eindruck von New York. In einer itlaienischen Bar fanden wir dann Platz am Tresen, schrieben unsere Postkarten und schauten Dortmund gegen Bayern live im TV, durch die Zeitverschiebung kam das 18.30Uhr Topspiel hier ja schon 7h früher. Wir kamen mit dem Barkeeper ins Gespräch, der selbst mal in Berlin gelebt hatte und daher noch etwas deutsch konnte :)
    Nachdem wir unsere Postkarten fertig geschrieben hatten und Bayern zur Halbzeit 4:0 führte, machten wir uns weiter auf dem Weg richtung Flughafen. Am Empire State Building gab es dann noch den letzten amerikanischen Burger bei Airbys (amerikanische Fastfoodkette) und dann stiegen wir in die Metro und fuhren entspannt richtung La Guardia Airport - unserer Flieger ging erst 19 Uhr, gegen 16.30 Uhr waren wir bereits da und checkten ein. Erstmal geht es nun mit dem Flieger nach Washington und von dort aus dann übern Teich bis nach Frankfurt.
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  • Day9

    New York City

    May 21, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Heute sollte es früh nach Manhattan gehen und nach einer Irrfahrt haben wir auch den Bahnhof gefunden, nur früh war es dann nicht mehr. Weil den ganzen Tag die Sonne schien, sind wir einfach nur durch die Stadt gelaufen, mehr als 10 km haben wir sicher zurückgelegt. Zuerst haben wir Chinatown gesucht. Wir haben uns an unsere Zeit in China erinnert und wie wir mehrmals in der Woche zusammen Suppe essen gegangen sind. Also musste es Suppe sein. Die Fotos hier sind erstmal nur bis zur Suppe 😉. Wir sind erst nach Mitternacht wieder am Campingplatz angekommen. Später gibt es dann mehr. New York City wird mehrere Beiträge bekommen.Read more

  • Day135

    Pequeña Italia

    June 15, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    El sector dónde se asentaron originalmente los inmigrantes italianos. Calles de restaurantes de comida italiana, con sus esmeradas pizzas y sus auténticos postres, especialmente el gelato. Es difícil caminar sin provocarse y caer en la tentación.

    Lasagña y Pizza de tres quesos acompañada de vaso de agua por $46.4 us.

    David D.
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  • Day3

    D3 New York - Harlem

    July 7, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    So one thing that we said was non-negotiable whilst we were here in NY was attending a worship service at an African-American Baptist church in Harlem. It came highly recommend by family and friends who had lived here for a time- one friend said “It’ll hit you like a punch to the chest.”. Oh and most importantly “Make sure they don’t sit you with the tourists!”. So we both did some research and picked a few potential churches, and fell asleep with the intention of making an 8am service...

    ...I woke up at 9am. The subway got us promptly to central Harlem just before 10am where we walked a short distance to one of the largest churches in the area. We took one look at the MASSIVE queue that was halfway round the block and turned straight- one minute up the road was Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, and the sound of a woman already singing drew us in.

    We were reminded to not take photos or videos and were ushered to a pew towards the front by a lovely man in white gloves, sitting us down amongst the rest of the congregation. From what we could see, us and the few tourists attending were scattered throughout the church, and we all looked a tad shabby next to everyone else who was in their Sunday best. This included floral hats and a lot of red and white clothing matching the church’s logo colours. The woman had since stopped singing but a young girl of about 7 years of age stood up on the stage and started singing “This little heart of mine” accompanied by a young man (who would later make his own mark as soloist). This was just the entree to a 2.5 hour feast of constant proclamations of joy and love through song, the reading and preaching of His Holy Scripture and also the participation of those attending. The choir was so full of energy and encouragement that many people were constantly up on their feet in response, reaching out and thanking God - ‘hallelujah,’ ‘praise the Lord’ they would call. Those who remained seated were no less passionate, clapping with each song and wiping away tears of joy.
    The message given by the Reverend Johnson Sr., was delivered simply and effectively (‘an unchanging god that has the power to change things’), after which we continued with the Lord’s Supper- a great ending to a big morning.

    The people at Canaan were so beautifully welcoming to us and we never felt out of place once. The church had a formal welcome to visitors in their service but it was the handshakes and welcomes of those seated around us that made us feel most at home.

    For the remainder of the day- we lunched and then went to join our friend for her final wedding dress fitting. We will unfortunately miss her and her fiancées wedding by a week (🤯) here in NY, but having the chance to see her in her wedding dress was priceless. She is going to make a jaw-dropping bride 🥰

    And then we shopped. Again.

    TOP 3 Highlights of today:

    1. Holding hands - at the end of the service, every person in the congregation held hands and swayed in unison after the communion (which was delivered by these cute little disposable packages that looked like the milk cups hosting a mini wafer above some Ribena).
    2. Final fitting - having the opportunity to see our friend Gemma collect her wedding dress.
    3. Seeing the sun - today was the first day where the sun completely cut the clouds away and provided us with a stunning summery evening that caused the buildings to glow.
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  • Day0

    New York

    October 7, 2014 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    07.10. um 13:15 Uhr Ankunft in New York
    Hotel in Brooklyn

    08.10.: Emire State Building, One world trade center, Memorial 9/11, Bustour, Abendessen im TGI Friday's

    09.10.: Fährentour rund um Manhattan, Freiheitsstature, Madison Square Garden, Macy's, Fahrrdtour im Central Park, Madame Tussauds, Time Square, Abendessen im MC Gee's - Bar aus How i met your motherRead more

  • Day6

    Ferrara Italian Pasticceria, Since 1892

    December 19, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Good thing we passed up dessert in Da Nico. We had no idea that this historic pasticceria was right around the corner! What a fun, incredible way to end our trip. Unfortunately, not everything fit into the little boxes, so we had to settle. :)

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