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  • Day2

    Rain York City

    March 21 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 5 °C

    Den Jetlag spüren wir kaum und schlafen gut durch. Wie Kleinkinder sind wir jedoch alle gegen 6 Uhr wach.

    Petrus meint es heute gar nicht gut mit uns und seine Wetter-App verspricht den ganzen Tag 100% Regen bei 7 Grad. Um kurz nach 8 Uhr sind wir also dann auf dem Weg zur Metro und fahren mit allen anderen New Yorkern nach Manhattan. Immer dann, wenn man denkt, dass der Zug jetzt voll sei und niemand mehr reinpasst, drängen sich nochmal zehn Leute mehr hinein.

    Wir landen im Bluebell Café und geniessen ein fantastisches Frühstück. Am Frühstückstisch entscheiden wir uns dann für die klassische Stadtrundfahrt, um uns einen ersten Überblick zu verschaffen.

    Am Busstopp angekommen, folgt auch bald der Bus. Blöd nur, dass man darin keine Tickets kaufen kann, sondern acht Blöcke weiter oben an der 32. Strasse ... gut ... wir sind ja noch frisch und watscheln von dannen.

    Einen Fussmarsch später gibt es dann tatsächlich Tickets. Kurz danach folgt auch der Bus und auf geht es. Auf Anweisung des Tourguides sitzen wir eingepfercht im hinteren Teil des Busses, zum Teil rückwärts fahrend mit einer Aussicht zum Heulen - angelaufenen, kleinen Fenstern und die Schnur der Kopfhörer vor einem baumelnd. Das ist wirklich nichts für uns! Am nächsten Stopp schmeissen wir das Handtuch und gehen noch oben. Dort sind die überdachten Plätze natürlich alle schon vergeben. Macht nichts! Wir haben wunderschöne Regenponchos aus Billigplastik und jede Menge Durchhaltevermögen. Katjas Schal wird dann kurzerhand zum Trocknen der Sitze genommen und, voilà, wir sitzen mit prima Aussicht im oberen Bereich.

    Es regnet und regnet und regnet und regnet ...
    Als wir dann auf den Express Way fahren, wird uns richtig kalt. Macht nichts. Wir schlottern uns durch.

    Am Times Square steigen wir aus, um auf die andere Linie zu wechseln. Zuerst zieht es uns vier jedoch in den M&Ms Store. Auf drei Etagen findet man wirklich alles zu den kleinen schokoladenüberzogenen Erdnüssen - Kleider für gross und klein, Küchenhelfer, Schnickschnack und natürlich Unmengen an M&Ms - auch besondere wie mit Jalapeño, Kaffee oder Bretzel. Mit $ 7.99 pro halbem Pfund ein stolzer Preis. Cleveres Konzept: Füll dir deine M&Ms selbst ab und zahl somit sicher mehr als $ 7.99.

    Der Regen steckt uns noch immer in den Knochen und etwas Warmes für den Bauch muss her. Im Starbucks um die Ecke gibt es ganze vier Sitzgelegenheiten und die sind natürlich (wie soll es auch anders sein) belegt. Wir ziehen weiter und trinken einen heissen Kaffee im Au Bon Pain. Es ist kurz nach 16.15 Uhr und der letzte Bus fährt um 17 Uhr. Mit der Dinnerreservierung um 18.00 Uhr bleibt uns also nur noch wenig Zeit. Wir entscheiden uns also für einen Marsch zum Rockefeller Center und der 5th Avenue. Vorbei an der Radio City Music Hall und den NBC Studios. New York City ist auch bei Dauerregen wunderschön!

    Am Rockefeller Center angekommen, reihen wir uns mit allen anderen Touristen ein und schiessen ein Bild nach dem anderen. Hier machen wir auch einen Abstecher in einen Souvenirladen. Dort vergessen wir die Zeit und müssen dann im Laufschritt zurück an den Times Square flitzen, um zum Restaurant zu gelangen.
    Die Bewertung des Mastro‘s verspricht einen hohen Lärmpegel. Tatsächlich - hier ist richtig was los! Unser Kellner Sean begrüsst und mit der typisch amerikanischen Freundlichkeit und wir geniessen anschliessend wahre Gaumenfreuden mit besten Steaks. Unsere Empfehlung für ein tolles Dinner in NYC!!

    Mit vollem Magen machen wir uns dann noch einmal auf den Weg zum Rockefeller Center für Fotos bei Nacht. Wir zeigen dem Regen, wer hier die (inzwischen nassen) Hosen an hat.

    Zu später Stunde machen wir uns schliesslich mit der NY Subway auf den Heimweg nach Queens. Begleitet vom Dauerregen!
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  • Day1360

    USA Tour - New York

    December 2, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Came to NYC after a coach trip from Atlantic City. Managed to watch the first half of the derby but missed the second half cause the WiFi on the coach was a joke!!!

    Anyway, stepped off the coach on W42nd street - right next to Broadway, 5th Avenue and Times Square. Unreal. The place is so alive and busy it’s insane! I was stayed in the Hilton on Times Square, I go into check in and the guy behind the counter wanted confirmation that I had a booking... turns out I was in the wrong Hilton.... bad divvy me. My hotel was just on the next block. Checked in and literally dived on the bed! Not had a bed as nice in 3 weeks it was amazing! Having my own shower and toilet was also boss.

    I went for a walk at night as I wanted to experience NYC at night, I made my way into Times Square which is unreal, so busy, so many lights, performers, and weirdos alike.

    I then made my way down to radio city hall which was awesome, such a cool place, there was also Christmas decorations up all over the place it looked awesome! Just the next block over was the Rockefeller centre which I had to visit! The Home Alone tree and the ice skating rink - it was incredible but also rammed. Genuinely made up I got to see it, the actual Rockefeller tower is also cool as fuck!

    After all the walking I needed a bevvy. I walked down past Saks 5th Avenue past the New York Public library to ‘Carraghers Bar’ it had to be done.

    Ended up there till around 12:30 trying different beers, there was a local beer called ‘montauk’ which is brewed on Long Island and it was a nice little beer. Got talking to a barman there called Dave who was sound he was from Ireland and had been living in NYC for 8 years. After the bar had closed I made my way to Madison Square Garden just to see it. It was awesome!

    Made my way back the hotel for the best nights sleep I’d had in weeks!!
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  • Day1361

    USA Tour - New York City

    December 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    So after my first real good night sleep in a few weeks I was feeling alive and refreshed to tackle NYC! As I was meeting up with Ted today to stay with him for a few nights in Brooklyn I decided I would go up to Central Park and walk around for a bit before making my way down 5th Avenue.

    Central Park is huge, it’s even bigger when you’re carrying your backpack around with you!! The park is awesome though and there so much going on in there I bet it’s amazing in the summer!

    After my jaunt around the park I walked down 5th Avenue past Tiffany’s, Trump Tower and Saks! There were people outside trump tower protesting which was cool although no one seemed to be taking much notice of them!

    Found s good little Irish pub whilst I waited for Ted to let me no where to meet up with him, ended up talking to the bar staff there about my travels and they gave me a free pint which was much obliged even if it was bud light!

    Ted messaged me to let me know to meet him at Washington Square at 5pm - I checked my map and it was the other side of Manhattan!!! A 40 minute walk or a 10 minute tube ride... I chose to walk. I think walking is almost certainly the best way to see a city, and it was well worth the walk even if I was basically a puddle of sweat when I met Ted. It was nice to see a familiar face especially in a city as big and loud as NYC. He took me on the subway from Washington Square to uttica Avenue in Brooklyn to his. His house massive and full of character! I met his wife juliett who is lovely and was so welcoming when I arrived. I also met little Seamus again, kid is s legend! Ted took us all out for a Mexican which was cool - best taco I ever had!

    We all went back the house and me and we ended up watching a film on Netflix on Ted projector - unreal. Eventually retired to bed ready for a big day again in the big apple!
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  • Day1

    A Very Long December 16th 2018

    December 16, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 4 °C

    We departed Sydney at 9:15am 16th Dec 2018, arrived in Tokyo after a 10.75 hour flight at 5pm 16th Dec 2018. After a 12.75 hour flight to NYC, we arrived at 6:10pm 16th Dec 2018. We were nearly tricked into paying $137+tax+tolls+tip with a dodgy driver pretending to be a taxi/unmarked Uber. Happy to say we escaped and paid a real taxi $75 inclusive to get to our hotel safely. We ate dinner at the restaurant in our hotel and turned in for the night.Read more

  • Day4

    Icons.

    December 19, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 2 °C

    Once again we got out of bed after noon. We ate “breakfast” and headed to Rockefeller Centre. We snapped a few photos of the famous tree, ice rink, and fountain. We did some shopping at the LEGO store, Nintendo store, and the NHL shop. We walked down to Grand Central Station and oh my it was grand! Beautiful, massive building. We tried to watch the hockey game at the Australian but they didn’t get NBC Sports. We ended up 2 doors down at an Irish Pub called Blaggard’s where we got to watch the Pens beat the Caps and Ovi display some poor sportsmanship. We took advantage of the free drinks at the hotel bar and ordered pizza to the room. The pizza was ginormous and we ate less than half.... Friday morning as I write this, the room stinks of pizza.Read more

  • Day7

    Last day in NYC

    December 22, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    We actually got up early and headed to Central Park for a Horse and Carriage ride. Our driver only could give us facts based on movies but that was cool. We also saw some of the most expensive real estate in the world. After our carriage ride, we took two trains and an hour later we arrived at what would have taken 20 minutes to walk to get to Ess-a-bagel. The line was wrapped around the block. Needless to say, I didn’t get to bring the dozen home to Pittsburgh that I planned. We hobbled back to the hotel, packed our bags, then headed to the airport. We flew in a tiny 18 row plane to Pittsburgh where we were greeted by my wonderful family! Dinner at Burgh’s and Penguins on TV on arrival with a 3-0 shutout for
    Murray.
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  • Day2

    Day 1 NYC

    December 17, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Probably hard to call it Day 1.. more like 0.5 as we set the alarm for 8am but didn’t drag ourselves out of bed until nearly 6am Sydney time.. (2pm NYC). We went straight to Times Square, where I must admit I was a little disappointed. I didn’t even know what to take a picture of because nothing was that cool. Also, not impressed with the smell of the streets or the subway. I’ve smelt loads of different smells today and none of them were a Sweet Pea Candle like scent. We looked a couple of Macy’s windows and made our way back to the hotel for Mike to make a work call. We are Chipotle for dinner (again disappointing). Our nighttime activity was exploring the Empire State Building! We went to floors 80, 86, and 102. We came, we saw, we froze. Great view though. $1 oysters for dinner and Dunkin Donuts for dessert. Yum.Read more

  • Day9

    Ride through central park

    November 8, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    We went for a ride through central park but 3 soon became 2 when Rozzie's old sailing injuring flared up and ruled her out. Bek and I rode on and did the full loop around the park. It was overcast but still beautiful.

  • Day6

    New York!

    November 5, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Caught the train from Boston to NYC (hightlight was our giant cinnamon scrolls - we were the envy of the entire carriage). We arrived late afternoon and headed to Madison Square Garden (across the road from our hotel) for an NBL game - NY Knicks vs Indiana Pacers. Knicks came from behind to win 108-101! Very exciting 🏀 Apparently I am a mad sports fan now! Lauren would be proud.Read more

  • Day7

    Looking for Liz Lemon

    November 6, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    New York day 2 included 30 Rock (Tina Fey must have been at lunch), Radio City, the Guggenheim, and the Empire State Building at night. We went up at around 9pm and it was amazing. Despite a rainy cloudy day, it was so clear up there but absolutely freezing!

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