The GEM Hotel Hudson Yards/Midtown West
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It was raining steadily when I left the museum, and my flimsy little fold-up umbrella was of little value to get me to Chinatown where I planned to have dinner. Marc insisted Ping’s Seafood was the best place, and from what I recall dining with him there a few years ago it was pretty good. I was in the mood for some spicy Sichuan rather than Cantonese, though, and settled on a place that offered Hot Pot. I think of hot pot as a boiling cauldron of spicy broth ...
Oh dear oh dear Swanson. So I tried writing this blog entry on 28th December and uploaded a LOT of pictures for you to have a gander at but the internet connection where I was, was too slow and I had to abandon ship I'm afraid. Since then I have been a combination of really busy and really lazy and haven't continued it so I'll put that right today. I feel like I should apologise to the people who have contacted me to find out if I'm OK due to ...
... New York time.... landing in 20 min, then to get to hotel - guessing not before 1:30am, so about 5 hours later than planned but not a massive problem. Both just tired and sore from sitting for so long! Hope our hotel is nice. It's about 3 degrees in New Jersey, where we land. Landed at Newark, in New Jersey, listening to These Days on my iPod, thanks Jon :-) We started our NY adventure with a 2am walk to visit Times Square :-) chilly outside but no problem at all. We've arrived!!!!!! ...
... who spoke no English but joined our group after a woman from our group left to find something and 1 managed to hit on her by offering and even rubbing muscle cream on her thigh...ja ja GREATNESS, leave it to the Italian, Dr. Radiologist.
Finally time came to start, we were separated by corral with bathrooms and lots of space. Many wearing sweats and hats freezing now in the open to the wind...brrrr. Huddle!!! I met a veteran runner who gave me tips regarding the start and ...
... one portion of food to share between the two of us as we would just waste if we ordered more. This does get us rather strange looks from the locals as they tuck into their mounds of food.
As much as we wanted to head out and explore jetlag had finally hit and we decided to head back to the hotel to rest it out with the assumption that after a quick nap we would be ready to go again. This didn't happen and by 7pm we were both fast asleep.
Oh well, just more to do ...