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We said a sad farewell to Pauline and the taxi picked us up at 6.15am. Not much traffic at that hour so arrived on time at Heathrow. Enjoyed flying Virgin Atlantic - we were in the last cabin but had 2 seats together as the configuration was 2, 3, 2. Arrived midday NY time and had our first ride in a yellow taxi. Took over an ...
sooooo, im finally in new york and my trip around the world have began. took me over 24 hours of travelling to get here and now ive been in this amazing city for 2 days. during my first day here i had organic food (probibly the only healthy thing i will eat during my stay) for breakfast in union square. was about to buy a camera, but unfortunately it seems like i have to stick with my ipad for a while.. im looking like one of those japanese people i use to laugh ...
... trauma faced by so many people. We then had lunch at a dine in Burger King restaurant before going our separate ways. Paul wanted to remain at Ground Zero and do an guided audio tour. Nigel and Jai got back on the bus and caught the Shark speed boat ride from the South Side Pier. Alicia, Susan and I walked to Battery Park where we departed on a two hour sailing cruise around the waters if Manhattan. the sailboat was excellent. It was very relaxing ...
... queue and were successful.
After this we walked up fifth avenue looking at all the shops and even bumped into Trump Tower. This street was filled with every shop you could think of - however most were on the top end. After this we went to the Rockerfeller Centre which was a very tall tower which we had booked tickets to go to the very top. This gave us beautiful views across the city of New York and you could see for ...
... to the library. I got most of my work done before it was time to meet up with more friends.
I finally got to meet one of my long-time online friends in person for the first time. She happens to be dating a friend of Steph's (we actually had no idea of this small-world-type connection until today!) so meeting up was even more exciting! I was reminded how incredible social media is for making new friends in different places! Now I have another "real" (as opposed to ...
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