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  • Day10

    Times Square

    September 7, 2014 in the United States

    Petit stop à Times Square pour un petit hot dog avant le grand départ de demain !

    Quick stop at Times Square to eat a hot dog. Tomorrow is the big day !

  • Day4

    Gelandet in USA

    May 10 in the United States

    Nach einem 9 Stunden Flug mit Delta und nochmal 2 Stunden Sicherheitskontrollen (mussten zusätzlich zu unserer Estaregistrierung noch Fragen beantworten ob wir mit Vieh in Berührung kommen und exotische Tiere mitführen) sind wir nun in den USA. Am JFK Flughafen wurden wir von einem Shuttle Service abgeholt.

  • Day12

    New York

    April 15, 2016 in the United States

    We made it across the border!! Just a close call when the sniffer dogs found something suspicious in Aidens bag... his peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The overnight bus ride was seamless, apart from a crazy man who definitely wins world's worst father award (again, he was sitting next to us). And no more dodgy tummy for Aiden! We arrived in a very wet New York at 6 in the morning and took refuge in a McDonalds. We tried a cheeky attempt to check in to our apartment 7 hours early, that didn't work but we did manage to check in our backpacks. We thought we'd try and see New York but the rain just meant that we just got a pretty good overview of all the different coffee shops lol, Aiden was not impressed by my green pistachio muffin, but was rather delighted with the hot ciders they like to make here, which is just hot apple juice. We had a little walk round and found the public library and grand central station, which everybody must see because its amazing to go look at. Finally we managed to check in our hostel an hour early...and proceeded to nap for the next 3 and a half hours, whoops!! We then took a wander to Time Square where I saw another great wonder, the Disney shop! Times Square is just mental. No other way to describe it. TV screens everywhere, rammed with tourists and just a bit insane. Aiden took me to Planet Hollywood for a meal, also mental. The loudest place I think you could ever eat, and you are surrounded by movie memorabilia. Luckily we couldn't finish all our pizza so they boxed it up for us for our breakfast, yum.
    After a good night sleep we saw the weather has turned our way. Clear blue skies and 13 degrees, so we took a long walk to central park. The park is beautiful, probably because it is so surreal. It's a little haven on tranquility in a city that just seems manic. So nice to see everyone jogging through the park. We also saw a couple get engaged, we were walking over the bridge that crosses the boating lake when I nearly walked in front of the camera that was videoing it, we thought they were just taking a photo... So when he watches his romantic proposal back (with the biggest blingiest ring I have ever seen...no wonder she was happy) they will be able to listen to me rant saying what idiot leaves their go pro on a tripod at the edge of a bridge unattended, oops. After a stroll around the entire park with a pretzel and some peanuts we left and went to the place I'd always wanted to go, Tiffany's!! There are 7 floors, and I want all of it!! We saw all the grand jewellery on the 1st floor, the affordable jewellery on the 3rd and then I thought we'd go look at the engagement rings, I wanted to show Aiden the size of the ring we'd just seen in the park. As the elevator doors opened everyone that worked there turned and stared at us. We were the only ones on the floor and it was bloody awkward. I thought everyone would be there, no. Aiden maintained his cool, mainly because it turned out he was oblivious we were the only ones there. After we managed to run out of Tiffany's with all of our savings in tact we went to the Rockefeller Centre. The view of the Manhattan skyline from the top is just breathtaking. I would definitely recommend it as you get an amazing view of the empire state building and can just about make out the statue of liberty. We managed to sit on top of the roof and just stare at the view, listening to chilli peppers for a while, best memory ever! We then dragged our tired feet home, sat in our hotel room and ate cheap yet delicious pizza while watching Thor. Aiden learnt another lesson for the day. I asked him for suntan lotion out of his bag before we went out for the day, he mocked me and said noone could get sunburnt in 13 degree heat and wouldn't get it out, he now has a girlfriend who's face looks like a tomato. The suntan lotion is now out of the bag ready for tomorrow.
    Today was another day to see what our feet can handle, a walk to the Brooklyn bridge. They hurt just getting out of bed. We saw a cyclist going past who had the right idea. He was just holding on to the back of a lorry and letting it pull him along. He took the meaning of drafting to a whole new level. We walked through China town which had the most amazing food markets, wish we had a kitchen in our hotel to cook in. The Brooklyn bridge I didn't think was going to interest me much, but it was also very beautiful and has a fantastic view over Manhattan and Queens, as well as being able to see the Statue of Liberty better. We took a long walk back, mainly because I took us miles in the wrong direction, into downtown New York. Luckily there was a trusty Burger King to offer us food and water. They have a deal 5 for $4. You get a bacon cheeseburger, chicken nuggets, chips, a drink and a cookie for $4, that's under £3, we get ripped off in Britain!! No wonder people are fat over here though, its so cheap to eat bad food. We had doughnuts for breakfast, free, 5 of them, each! Burger king for lunch and pizza for dinner...this was also free. This has mostly been our meals for the last 3 days, I'm hoping all the walking it going to stop me from turning into the size of a house.

    So most things are booked now for our trip down the West coast... We've even hired a car, eek!!! I'm sad to leave New York though. The city has a charm all of its own. Yes it's mental... But even that's quite charming here. The sky line of the city is beautiful, I'm in love with the park and luckily... I've already started planning with my friends to come back here next year so I can actually spend money... Rachel if you're reading this, get on it. By the way, me and Aiden have proved that it doesn't have to be expensive to come to NY, we spent around £350 between us - that includes accommodation for 3 nights. I just urge you all to go.
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  • Day1

    Und New York schläft doch...

    May 5, 2017 in the United States

    Ich aber nicht! New York, und keine Zeit für Sightseeing.
    Daher habe ich meine asics-Insomnia-WorldTours gestartet.
    New York in Laufschuhen in den frühen Morgenstunden.

  • Day2

    Broadway and more/Moore

    October 4, 2017 in the United States

    Busy first day in NYC!

    I started early in the morning, standing in line outside of a TV studio. For some reason there is always a lot of waiting involved when you want to be in the audience for a major US TV show. I usually go for the Late Night shows, but this time a certain guest tempted me to check out Live with Kelly and Ryan - a morning talk show. The guests on the show were Uzo Aduba from Orange is the new Black - and the legendary Harrison Ford! I’m not a fan of Uzo, but I couldn’t miss a chance to see Indiana Jones and Han Solo in person.

    Sadly, as it turns out, evidently his segment was apparently taped at a different time. So he wasn’t at the live show this morning! Boo! It was still fun to be in the audience, and I got a great seat facing the two hosts. We were allowed to take pictures, which is very unusual, but maybe the rules were different because it aired live. We saw the interview with Ford on screens - presumably at the same time as it was shown to the rest of the US for the first time.

    After the TV show taping I went to a movie theater to watch the new Pearl Jam documentary. It’s partially about The Cubs, a baseball team, but mostly about the two shows they played in Chicago last August. I was lucky enough to actually be at the second show in Chicago (which even now is still their most recent concert). So it was great to see highlights from that amazing performance again. There are many moments when it feels like they are indeed the best band in the world.

    I then made my way to the theater district around Times Square to see Michael Moore’s Broadway show. I have always enjoyed his films and books. The show was just him on stage (except for a surprise in the end involving male strippers!). He was sharing a number of stories - some from his youth, illustrating how even small actions can make a difference. He also talked about the water crisis in his hometown Flint, and he talked a lot about Trump and how to defeat him! Definitely a fascinating and interesting experience to see him live. A wet dream for leftist liberals for sure!

    I then picked up my badges for the upcoming New York Comic Con, had some food, and eventually returned to Broadway for another show! This time the controversial play 1984, featuring the amazing actress Olivia Wilde. Very good play - and somewhat (potentially?) relevant for the times we live in. Good, solid performances especially from the male lead. I got to meet him and Olivia after the show which was fun! I even spotted Late Show host Stephen Colbert walk casually by in his suit outside the theater. Not sure what he was up to!

    Great and very eventful day!
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