Hampton Inn 35th St. Empire State Building
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- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Today the weather has changed and it is colder and later in the day rainy. We took the city tour outdoor double deck bus for a tour of upper Manhattan this morning. While it was a hop on hop off it was cold so we stayed on. As well we had tickets for the Phantom of the Opera matinee. Awesome show. It was rainy and cold when we got out so we headed over and ...
... in full names, it is Netzahualcóyotl Luis Gutiérrez Núñez. He hadn't had chance to properly see Manhattan so we had decided that we would explore together. Nothing better than a friendly face in a foreign country.
First up was the Metropolitan Museum of Art which is AMAZING. It is absolutely huge, an incredible building. We got lost a few times, and we only managed to see a few of the collections housed there. The Egyptian collection alone is enough to have a museum ...
... so Saturday night was the last night we were all together. We went to Spice Market for the last supper and it didn’t disappoint.
On Sunday we made our way through Times Square to Grand Central Station. Stan and Robin picked up a piece of Juniors cheesecake and I made us all get some Baked by Melissa (I can’t have guests coming out and not have them try the delights of Melissa!).
We said ...
... towers covered an acre and apparently the 2 towers had their own postcode. The buildings were like little cities and I suppose that housing that many people every day, they were. There are tributes from people worldwide, some of whom were not even born when the attacks occurred.
Back outside we wander around and look at the names inscribed around the edge of the memorials. All 2977 victim's names are recorded here including those from the 2 planes that were hijacked ...
Our flight to NYC was a bit circuitous and started way too early for my liking. Our cab picked us up at 3am from Greenwich and we headed into Heathrow, but because we were flying with Swiss Air it meant backtracking to Geneva (the most boring airport I've ever been in - even worse than Darwin or Townsville) before then heading to NYC. It was a full day of flying but thankfully the airline is ...