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  • Day1361

    USA Tour - New York City

    December 3 in the United States

    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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  • Day121

    Goodbye New York

    October 10 in the United States

    Unseren letzten Tag in New York verbringen wir morgens erst einmal mit Wäsche waschen. Da wir unsere Rucksäcke den ganzen Tag mitnehmen müssen, haben wir es nicht ganz so eilig die Wohnung zu verlassen. Am frühen Nachmittag machen wir uns dann auf den Weg von Brooklyn nach Manhattan. Später müssen wir dann noch weiter nach New Jersey zum Flughafen Newark.
    Zuerst besorgen wir uns aber ein wenig Essen und Trinken um im nördlichen Teil des Central Parks zu picknicken. Dieser Teil soll etwas ruhiger sein als der weiter südlich und tatsächlich finden wir eine Bank am Wasser, wo nur wenige Leute sind. Entspannt und gut genährt geht es weiter Richtung New Jersey über die Pennsylvania Station, die das wesentliche Verbindungsstück zwischen der Metro in New York und den Bahnen über (bzw. unter) den Hudson River sind. Am Flughafen angekommen klappt alles gut. Er ist nicht zu groß, was wir schnell daran merken, dass um 20-21 Uhr alle Läden und leider auch die Essensmöglichkeiten schließen. Wir schaffen es gerade noch so uns ein Getränk und einen Snack zu besorgen.
    Der ca. 2,5-stündige Flug geht schnell vorbei, dank heruntergeladenen Serienfolgen, und wir landen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, wo wir für ein paar Stunden in der Nähe des Flughafens übernachten.
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  • Day120

    Broadway Musical

    October 9 in the United States

    Heute geht es an den Broadway in das sicherlich mit Abstand coolste Musical 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Doch da müssen wir leider noch bis heute Abend warten 😕.

    Durch das Musical heute Abend können wir den Sonnenuntergang auf dem Empire State Building leider nicht mehr in Angriff nehmen. Aber das nehme ich (Sophie) dafür gerne in Kauf. Daher starten wir den Tag heute mit dem Empire State Building in der Hoffnung, dass das Wetter uns nicht schon wieder einen Strich durch die Rechnung macht.
    Es ist zwar bewölkt, aber die Wolken hängen nicht so tief wie die letzten Tage. Und da uns so oder so keine Alternative bleibt, nehmen wir die Auffahrt in Angriff. Trotz der Wolken ist der Blick über Manhattan sehr beeindruckend, auch wenn Downtown schon ganz leicht im Nebel verschwindet.

    Nachdem wir wieder auf Ground Level sind, machen wir uns auf Richtung Central Park. Eigentlich wollten wir uns einen ganzen Tag für den Central Park gönnen, er ist ja nicht gerade klein, aber da wir unsere anderen Aktivitäten durch das Wetter immer verschieben mussten, bleiben uns nun nur noch 1,5 Stunden. Wir starten beim Central Park Zoo, der schon geschlossen hat, schlendern die berühmte "The Mall" Straße entlang, welche man gefühlt in jedem Film, der in NYC spielt, sieht und kommen am Platz der Bethesda Fountain an, der jedem, der Kevin alleine in New York gesehen hat, nur zu bekannt vorkommt. Weiter geht es zu den Strawberry Fields, ein Denkmal welches zu Ehren John Lennons errichtet wurde. Da heute John Lennons Geburtstag wäre, ist hier einiges los. Viele Leute haben sich an dem Denkmal versammelt und spielen und singen Lieder von den Beatles.

    Für uns wird es nun allerdings Zeit Richtung Broadway zu gehen. Wir wollen ja nicht zu spät kommen, immerhin habe ich mich schon den ganzen Tag auf mein Geburtstagsgeschenk gefreut 😊. Ich würde ja sagen, dass ein Kindheitstraum in Erfüllung geht, aber so lange gibt es den Film, geschweige denn das Musical, ja noch gar nicht. Aber zumindest fühlt es sich so an 😊.
    Endlich geht der Vorhang auf und Anna und Elsa betreten die Bühne. Wir sind sowohl von den Bühnenbildern als auch von den Darstellern vollauf begeistert. In der gesanglichen Leistung merkt man doch schon einen erheblichen Unterschied zu den Musicals in Deutschland, welche auch sehr gut sind.
    Für die nicht so eingefleischten Disney Fans, wir haben uns das Broadway Musical Frozen ❄ angeguckt 😉.

    Nach dem Musical gehen wir heute endlich auf Top of the Rock und auch der Blick über Manhattan bei Nacht ist unglaublich. Bevor wir, mittlerweile schon halb verhungert, den Heimweg antreten, gibt es noch eine Kleinigkeit bei 5 Napkins.
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  • Day9

    Ride through central park

    November 8, 2017 in the United States

    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

    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

    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!

  • Day3

    New York 4

    November 13 in the United States

    Nicole hat uns folgende Empfehlungen für New York gegeben:

    Downtown:
    Wall Street/Financial District:
    - WTC memorial
    - Have lunch or drinks at Eataly Downtown which overlooks WTC memorial
    - Walk around streets of wall street area
    - Eat: Fraunces Tavern: George Washington ate here, it is one of the oldest restaurants in NYC.
    - Stop by newly renovated South Street Seaport
    - Westfield Mall/Calatrava Architecture

    Tribeca
    - Good for walking around, cafes, new buildings, my law school is down there
    - Eat: Locanda Verde, owned by Robert DeNiro
    - Drink: Smith & Mills, used to be an old horse barn
    - Coffee: La Colombe Torrefaccion (if you like strong expresso)


    Soho
    - Good for shopping, people watching
    - Eat: Boqueria (tapas), Despana (Spanish market, they have small plates), Ed’s Lobster Bar (if you like lobster rolls), Balthazar (steak frites delicious French food, try the bakery next door for baguettes and sweets), Tomino (Spanish tapas place in the middle of Little Italy), lure fishbar (underground, looks like a ship)
    - Sweets: Eileen’s Special Cheesecake, can’t go wrong with their strawberry version.
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    Nolita
    - Lots of small shops
    - Sweets: oddfellows ice cream co (inventive flavors)
    - See: original st patrick’s cathedral which has been recently remodeled
    - Eat: lombardi’s pizzeria, cash only it’s a legend


    Noho
    - Eat: Il Buco Alimentari (one of our favorite spots), bar primi (try their negronis and frozen rose)
    - Drink: mcsorley’s (oldest bar in nyc, they only have two types of bars, dark or light)

    Greenwich Village:
    - See: NYU and Washington square park, where I went to uni
    - Eat: dante nyc, la lanterna di Vittorio (with an indoor garden), tokyo record bar (small Japanese restaurant inside a record shop), cones (Argentinian ice cream)
    - Walk down bleecker street, murray’s cheese always has interesting cheese varieties, stop by john’s pizza, get a cupcake at the original magnolia bakery (it was on sex and the city)

    West Village
    - Eat: morandi (one of our favorites, cozy Italian), the spotted pig (british pub known for delicious burgers and beer), bar sardine (small French spot good for a glass of vino), via carota,

    Meatpacking
    - See: highline starts here

    Chelsea
    - See: Chelsea market, hop on/off highline, there is a speakeasy bar underneath it called The Tippler
    - Hudson Yards area with all of the new construction

    Flatiron/Gramercy
    - See/eat: Eataly (they have an upstairs beer garden that is enclosed)
    - See: union sq, gramercy park, Madison sq park

    Nomad
    - Lots of new hotels/restaurants: Nomad, Ace Hotel (I suggest peeking inside both, they have cool bars and restaurants)
    - K town – right below 34th street

    Midtown
    - See: grand central building, its food halls
    - Bryant Park: Christmas market may be open in November
    - Ny public library building
    - Eat: sakagura (sake bar, its hard to find, has non-sushi Japanese food), keens steakhouse (skip table reservation try to get a seat at the bar order from bar menu and whiskeys)
    - Drink: bar downstairs at the andaz hotel, tapas, beer good wine list
    - Rockefeller Center
    - Quality Italian – chicken parm in the shape of a pizza
    - Viceroy Rooftop – you can look out to central park and it has indoor area in case its cold

    Columbus Circle
    - Our area!
    - Time Warner Center – lots of shops and restaurants
    - Grom- delicious Italian gelato
    - Dizzys jazz inside time warner

    Lincoln Sq
    - See Lincoln center
    - Eat: Breads Bakery – inventive spin on some traditional ny goodies
    - Magnolia bakery

    Upper West Side
    - See: museum of natural history and surrounding park (there is a farmer’s market
    - Eat: parm, luke’s lobster, the ribbon (one of our favorites), marlow bistro (near your apt), barney greengrass (smoked fish destination), levain bakery (famous for their cookies)
    - Drink: jacob’s pickles (southern food and beer varieties), manhattan cricket club (old world style cocktail bar)
    - See: zabar’s (cool market has takeaway options), central park, riverside park and waterfront area

    Upper East Side
    - See: museum mile
    - Madison Avenue
    - Eat/drink: Bemelman’s Bar @ Carlyle hotel (nycclassic, at night it’s a piano bar), j.g . melon (burgers and apple pie), pastrami queen,
    - Sweets: two little red hens (cakes and pies)

    Harlem
    - See: Columbia University
    - Drink: harlem hops
    Eat: Sylvia’s (southern soul food), red rooster (there is a jazz club downstairs at night), minton’s playhouse (jazz)
    - Trinity church
    - The cloisters

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  • Day5

    A day of seeing lovely people

    October 25 in the United States

    And finally the day has come to meet up with Will's friends from school / uni!

    During the day we pottered around Central Park, had a Dunkin Donut 2 for $5 Bacon and Egg Croissant and $2 Maple and Pumpkin enormous Iced Coffee. At the time it seemed fun but carrying an iced coffee when it's 8 degrees outside was no t so fun, but it was tasty haha

    Andy was arriving today and we were meeting Simon and family later in the afternoon. Simon, Will's friend from high school, and Countess are getting married on Saturday and we are so glad we've been able to get here to see them! Si's parents have been the absolute best and offered to bring our clothes for the wedding with them so that we didn't need to worry carrying it round for the next couple of months. As we needed to kill a few hours before seeing everyone we set off walking through Central Park. I remember the first time I came to NYC and walking through the park. I must admit I still have that feeling I had then... SERIOUSLY WHY ARE THERE ROADS RUNNING THROUGH THIS PARK! I always thought Central Park was going to be a really beautiful, ambient and QUIET park. Its quite nice and has interesting sections but the ambience is completely destroyed by the roads which divide various sections of the park. However, this time I was prepared and wandering through an autumnal park in the crisp air was really lovely. Also the park is really really big and so by the time we got to the end it was nearly time to meet Si's parents to pick up our clothes,but before we did we squeezed in a cheeky dollar pizza slice and a wander around Times Square.

    When we got to the hotel it was a long awaited moment. Andy, Si and Will have not been together for years, but honestly it's like they had never been apart. We all sat chatting in Si's parents hotel suite and it was really good fun. Before heading for dinner me and Will ran back through the park to drop our clothes off and then back where we joined everyone for a vegan Asian dinner. I ordered the bibimbap and it was absolutely delicious!

    After dinner myself, Will and Andy went for a quick night cap and then headed home for even more chatting.

    It's been such a lovely day and it's been so nice to see everyone. I can't wait for the next few days of just chilling with our friends.
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  • Day19

    New York

    January 22 in the United States

    What a great day👍🏼
    We started off with meeting our friends Caitlin and Jordan for breaky, after we traveled on the subway towards the cruise line doc where we caught a cruise boat around New York seeing some of the popular attractions like the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge!
    We then headed towards the 9/11 memorial and museum which was very interesting and extremely sad! It was definitely an eye opener.
    Once we explored the museum we headed out to a very nice Italian restaurant, we visited the ice skating rink at the Rockefeller building and checked it out ready for tomorrow night.
    We said goodnight to our mates and did a little shopping in Times Square on the way back to our room! We are currently laying in bed getting ready to get some shut eye for our big day tomorrow! Stay tuned for our next adventure in New York 🙌🏽
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