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  • Day1

    Queens Plaza North

    November 2, 2016 in the United States

    Ich bin gut in New York am Flughafen Newark angekommen. Der Flug war super angenehm mit gutem Essen, super Filmen und einem netten Sitznachbar-was will man mehr. Der Flug ging also gefühlt schnell um :)
    Doch in New York angekommen hat mich erstmal gleich eine Hitzewelle erschlagen, 20 Grad und das Anfang November. Mit Rucksack vorne und Rucksack hinten mit dem Zug in die Stadt (ca. 1 Stunde Fahrt) und von einer Subway Station zur nächsten, erst Pennstation, dann zum Times Square und Queens Plaza. Alles doch aufwendiger als gedacht und war dementsprechend natürlich ziemlich durchgeschwitzt.
    Nach 2,5 std Autofahrt, 8 std Flug und 2,5 std der Hostelsuche bin ich dann auch endlich um 19 Uhr Ortszeit angekommen. Sehr schönes Hostel mit 7 netten Mitbewohnerinnen aus Russland, Frankreich, Neuseeland und Australien.
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  • Day10

    Letzter Tag in New York

    September 17, 2017 in the United States

    Zuerst Shake-Hands mit Bürgermeister Bill De Blasio (seit 2014 nach Bloomberg) bei der African American Day Parade, die zufällig vor unserem Haus statt fand. Danach zu Action Bronson, Nas und Red Hot Chili Peppers u. a. aufs The Meadows Festival am Mets Stadion.

  • Day14

    Mad dash to New York

    September 2, 2016 in the United States

    Yesterday was loooooooooong, I woke up at 3am(for some crazy reason) in Elmira knowing that I had to leave at 6 to fight my way through Toronto rush hour and catch my flight...I managed to get back to sleep....at 5 am, approx 15 mins before my first alarm went off 😤 , Bev sorted me a nice strong coffee and after a quick shower I was on the road again.

    The drive down to Toronto started off fine, pleasant even with a beautiful sunrise with country music soundtrack and I was making awesome time, at one point Google had me getting in to Toronto at 7.15. At this point I should make clear this is offline Google with no traffic info... Then I got to about 20km outside the city and everything just stopped, crawling through rush hour traffic on foreign roads with multiple exits on either side, Sun directly in your eyes and a bladder full of coffee and red bull it's enough to make you forget about beautiful sun rises...never mind though, got to Toronto with an hour spare, filled up the car with petrol and dropped it off, I hustled to the nearest cafe for breakfast and much more importantly to relieve myself.

    Made the decision to do the 25 min walk out to the airport 25th my bags as some sort of exercise, once again forgetting how heavy they are and how Crap I am with any sort of heat....needless to say once again Mr Stewart "sweaty mess" Jardine showed up as I arrived at the airport. Got checked in, got through security (no beeps for the metal in my arm.. Tsk tsk Toronto city airport, someone needs stronger metal detectors) and was shortly thereafter told of 20 minute delay to my flight which wouldn't have caused any issues except that by the time we took off it was closer to an hour and twenty.

    After a very rigorous grilling from American immigration (I think the dude was totes jel of my trip) they let me into America, the fools, mwhahaha...i needed to make a mad dash from Jersey into queens, find my airbnb, shower and get back out to jersey for the football 🏈 🏈 . I owe a big thanks to 2 lovely ladies from home who I was frantically texting as I stressed out and tried I figure out a plan for keeping me calm in a city I didn't know but they do very well...Big love

    I made it out to MetLife, just as the game was kicking off and found my seat up in the gods...I'd love to say it was an exciting action packed game...buuuuuut it wasn't, still great experience (not just paying £18 for a pint and what appeared to be a chicken and chips school dinner and tasted about as good) but I think it was worth it... The trip and stress not the food.
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  • Day1

    ESTA or not, you wait

    September 7, 2017 in the United States

    Passeport, immigration form. Now right hand, 4 fingers, now the thumb. I did not even scream "that's what she said"!
    70 minutes of waiting but we are through the customs!
    Yellow cab time now and off to manhattan!

  • Day11

    New York City

    May 15, 2017 in the United States

    One more full day in NYC, the time is going so fast here.

    Matt got up early to meet Zara, a friend from NZ who's living in NYC. They met at the cafe at our hotel, so nice and easy.
    Belle was up and ready by 9am as well, so managed to get some homework done and the a bit of computer time while we waited for T to wake.

    By 10.30 Matt was back we had a quick coffee in our room, before waking Travis up and heading out for breakfast at our hotel cafe. Had a great breakfast and then hit the subway to get the Staten Island ferry, for a look at The Statue of Liberty.

    Around 2.30pm we headed up to Midtown to find Toys R Us for Belle, was really disappointing as the big Times Square shop shut down last year and the new one, is tiny! Shame, she was so looking forward to it. Popped to a few more and then shops and then Macy's.

    Meet Ken at 5.30pm in the meat packing district. It's all changed a lot since we came 15years ago. Popped to a diner for a quick burger as we hadn't eaten lunch.

    Ken then took us up to The Highline, it was a great way to view NYC and so peaceful to get away from all the traffic. We just walked and talked, catching up on the last 7yrs! 20years since we all worked together on the ships.

    Walked the Highline for about three quarters of an hour then headed for cupcakes and coffee at Billie's, delicious :). Left Ken at 9pm to head back to the hotel.

    Didn't manage to get to Central Park again today or the Museum, but was still another great day in New York City. Bed at 11.15pm....

    Photo of kids chilling on the NYC subway
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  • Day10

    Rockin in NYC

    May 14, 2017 in the United States

    So another sleep in, not as big an event as yesterday, but still a good one. Hit the streets just before 12pm and headed out for a Mother's Day brunch in Brooklyn, found a great little cafe and all had some great meals.

    With full bellies we decided to catch the ferry into the city today as the local subway station was closed. Was a great way to into Wall Street, our waitress recommended we hit the South St, Seaport TKTS store for half price tickets she said it's a hidden secret and damn it was awesome.

    Scored tickets for our first choice 'The School of Rock' at 6pm tonight, with 50% off. Amazing seats, centre, Orchestra seats only 13 seats back from the stage!!!! I couldn't be happier, still a hefty cost but it's not something you do everyday so will be totally worth it.

    We then headed down to the 911 Memorial, it's a great area and really takes your breath away when you see all the names of the victims.

    Grabbed some Dunkin donuts, it had to be done once in the USA and some frappucinos from Starbucks. We asked about the Unicorn frappucinos but no luck, the guy laughed said it was a nightmare :).

    Caught the Subway up to Times Square for the show. The theatre was amazing and I'm sure most of the seats would have been amazing but ours totally rocked. And the show was sensational, the kids were seriously amazing!!!!! I thought they'd be 13-16yrs but looked more like 10-14yrs max and they played all the instruments on stage as well.
    Travis said "this is something I will remember forever!" And that's what this trip is all about family time and making memories so we couldn't be happier.

    Belle said one day she'd love to be on Broadway in a show, now how cool would that be!

    After the show we popped to the famous Shake Shack for some tasty burgers, fries and shakes. Then headed back to Times Square for the kids to see it all lit up.

    This city really is amazing but not just the city, all the locals we've met are super friendly and all happy to take the time to help with any questions or advice, be it directions, or cafe recommendations. Still one of our favourite cities in the world.

    Uber back from Subway to our hotel and bed by 11.30pm.

    Photo, after the show. Belle rockin in NYC.
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  • Day180

    If I can make it there,

    July 10, 2017 in the United States

    I can make it anywhere.
    It's up to you,
    New York, New York

    Nachdem wir die Einreise in Ellis Island überstanden und gefeiert hatten ging unsere Besichtigung weiter und zwar am nächsten Morgen mit einer der größten Kathedralen weltweit: The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Danach ging es mit dem Rad durch den Central Park und anschließend in das Museum of Arts and Design, dass uns die Möglichkeit gab mit einer der Künstlerinnen des Hauses bei der Arbeit zu sprechen.
    Da Basti die Radtour nicht zugesagt hatte war er zu Fuß in den Central Park gelaufen und so trafen wir uns alle mit Kims Mutter und Urte zum Abendessen. Hiernach begaben wir uns zu unseren Unterkünften.
    Am nächsten Morgen ging Kim schon früh los um uns Karten für The Ride zu organisieren, einer Interaktiven Stadttour in einem Bus mit vertikalen Tribünensitzen. Stephan kam kurze Zeit später nach und nach dem Ticket Kauf gingen die Beiden mit Ute und Urte frühstücken, wo Basti hinzustieß. Danach mussten wir ein wenig durch den Regen laufen um zu unserer Tour zu kommen.
    Wieder zurück im Hostel versuchten wir unser Auto an einen Gebrauchtwagenhändler zu verkaufen allerdings wollte niemand unser Auto. Die einzigen Angebote waren 100$ mit Abholung und 250$ mit Ablieferung bei Privatpersonen. Enttäuscht von den Optionen hatten wir abends noch ein paar Getränke in der Hausbar wobei unser Zimmergenosse Jim unsere Laune deutlich verbesserte.
    Am nächsten Morgen machten wir eine Tour die uns an den verschieden Monumenten der Sklaverei in New York entlang führte. Danach gingen wir zum Empire State Building, während Basti sich das Guggenheim Museum anschaute und danach ging es wieder zum Hostel zurück, in der Erwartung uns dort mit einem potentiellen Käufer zu treffen die aber abermals enttäuscht wurde. Um kurz vor zwölf gingen wir noch gemeinsam mit Jim kurz zum Times Square, da dort jeden Abend eine Kunst Darstellung auf mehreren Bildschirmen ist.
    Am nächsten Tag ging es noch einmal Richtung Freiheitsstatue, diesmal aber mit dem Segelboot.
    Noch ein letztes Mal durch die Souvenir Shops und ein Abschiedsessen mit Kims Mutter und ihrer Freundin und dann hieß es schon wieder Abschied nehmen.
    Im Zug fühlte es sich an als würden wir ein zweites Mal auf große Reise gehen, da wir das Stückchen Heimat zurückließen was wir in Amerika gewonnen hatten. So brachen wir "erneut" auf zu unserem letzten Kontinent unserer Reise, Südamerika.

    Ihr Fragt was aus unserem Auto wurde? Da unsere einzige Option 100$ gewesen wären waren wir uns einig es unserem Zimmergenossen Jim zu schenken, der uns ans Herz gewachsen war und Interesse an Mr Jefferson bekundet hatte, aber nicht die finanziellen Mittel hatte. So gaben wir unser treues Gefährt mit frohem Herzen an den überwältigten Jim, der unser Auto mit dem gebührenden Respekt behandeln würde.
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  • Day1

    Finally here!

    May 19, 2017 in the United States

    Ready for the first night in US.
    Let the adventure begin! 🙂

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