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Travel Blogs from Carle Place
... bags, watches, clothes stalls and markets all along Canal Street. Just like Paddy's, only on the sidewalks! More snacks and a few purchases later we headed home again via subway, but 3rd different line to W96th st and Central Park. We went for stroll in the park dodging the walkers, runners and especially the bikes and saw the lake/reservoir. Photo ops ...
... with the ones I was closest to on camp, and look forward to seeing them somewhere else in the world. Many of the staff members caught the camp buses to NYC with me at lunch time, then we went our separate ways. I spent the bus journey listening to some very chilled out music (Bon Iver, Ben Howard, Mumford) and looking back over my time on camp, and especially the last few weeks that were so special to me. It makes me sad that my time on camp and with these people is over, ...
... from the top of the building as they gave up hope. After this was a break for lunch. Next stop was the Zepher ferry and a trip out past Ellis island and to see the Statue of Liberty. Rob left the ferry when we got back to the pier to catch the Staten Island Ferry and I continued on the tour. The rest of the tour was mainly a drive through New York with our guide manically trying to impart information on the ...
... the plane for the L.A. to New York route, we were stuffed. The whole journey - from getting up to getting to bed was about 30 hours - completely wreck us! Overall - lots of sleep, lots of movies and lots of microwaved food. We eventually arrived in New York about 7:00pm on the Friday but by the time we got our transfer into the city and checked into the hotel, it was about 10pm. But no real complaints as our hotel was right in Times Square - less than 30 seconds ...
... Turns out the weather is rubbish in other countries too! Fortunately the funny man on the tour bus gave us free plastic ponchos! Oh yeh!
We walked back to the hostel and with advice from our brilliant receptionist we went just round the corner and found a fantastic little Italian for cheap pasta, very yummy! We also found happy hour at the bar next door so obviously that's where we headed next for a celebratory Margarita!
So fab first day, looking forward to ...
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