The Sylvan Guest House
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... that everyone is a little quiet. Check-in was allowed when we arrived so we dropped our bags off and headed down to the cafe in the hostel for some food. I opted for an Italian focaccia resembling the Pret Palma Ham (my fav) which was really good, then Facetimed the folks for a catch up! Tabitha and I decided to plan our next few days and make a list of things we'd like to see. Not wanting to waste the day we headed out around 2.30pm into Central Park through the 100th ...
... city, all these fast runners coming to this great place to run the oldest marathon. The energy, really just the energy you couldn┤t miss it.
The race was great, perfect weather, tailwind, amazing traditions along the course, cool people to meet and many internationals. Geoffrey Mutai even broke a world record, except for the wind they wouldn┤t accept it. Plus my favorites Ryan Hall and Desiree Davila (now Linden) were running too! How cool!!
It was here that ...
We awoke to the noise of the cabs beeping their horns along Times Square. We had decided for our first day that we would head to Woodbury Common which is a massive discount shopping centre about 1.5hrs out of New York by bus. We read on the Internet that if you found any tourist from the UK and Australia and you followed them then you would eventually end up at ...
... get you act together." And then I would have to resist the urge to put on my project manager hat and try to re organize the little broken bits of a culture older than my own.
Other little highlights would include the random string of events that led me to dying two young girls hair green/blue in a hostel bathroom, getting a serious marriage proposal from a Russian man, convincing some traveling Kiwis to teach the Icelandic the ...
... but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a person than a secure future. The very basic core of one's living spirit is a passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters, with new experiences, different people/cultures, experiencing different foods, different languages, etc.
There is no greater joy than to have an endless changing horizon, for each day, to have a new different sun.
Hasta el pr˛ximo tiempo!
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