I want to break free!

Trip Start Mar 31, 2013
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Trip End Jul 01, 2013


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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Goal: take the ferry to Staten Island to see the statue of liberty

Yeah! Today I had trapeze class again and it was awesome, again! Since there were a few new people I could go up right away! This time I had about 6 swings up in the air. It was warm outside, 26 degrees Celsius and up at the board it was very windy and nice. Before you start the swing you need to reach out with your right hand a look at the horizon. And it's so awesome, you can see Lady Liberty from there J After class I was supposed to meet a French guy (met him at the couchsurfmeeting) at Battery Park so we could go to Staten Island. When I got there, many ferry’s asked for tickets so that was not the right one. After walking through the Battery Park it appeared right next to the subway station I got off. (Stupid) There’s a very large building, with no actual lines to stand in, but a huge room with a few benches. So when all the people are off the boat, these doors slide open and suddenly the large crowd moves. We got to sit outside on the back of the boat. We could see the skyline of lower Manhattan getting smaller and we got a lot closer to the statue of liberty then we expected. Especially when the camera can zoom in to make nice pictures.

According to all the posters at Staten Island there would be a whole world beyond it. So we got a bus and went to a Botanical Garden, but it looked all deserted and not really like a Botanical garden. There was a maze but there was only one right way, so where is the fun in that? On the way back we had a nice breeze on the boat and got to Wall street area on Manhattan to go to a pub called the Dubliner. It was very crowded on the terrace but there was space indoors. This guy comes up to us to ask if we wanted to join the trivia quiz. Sure… but we couldn’t hear a thing he said on the mic because it was very noisy. At the beginning the host was coming up to us to repeat the questions but in the second round he forgot about us and we decided to leave him a drawing and got out of there. It was very complicated way of taking a quiz.
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