So Good they Named it Twice!
Trip Start Sep 04, 2012
47Trip End Aug 02, 2013
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The following day saw us get our (imaginary) 'I heart NYC' T-Shirts on and do the touristy stuff there! We started by seeing Times Square....MENTAL!! All sorts going on there...what a place! We then made our way down Broadway and saw the first ever skyscraper in New York, Maddison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, Wall Street and the new World Trade Centre (which is the tallest building in North America now). We also had a look at the newly-built 9/11 memorial site. A design competition was announced as to what the memorial should look like. Thousands of applications from quite a few countries had entered with various designs, but the one that was chosen was a site with two very simple water features that were positioned where the two original twin towers were, engraved with the names of all the people who lost their lives as a result of the tragedy
From there we took a trip on the Statten Island ferry, got our pic of the Statue of Liberty, and then went straight back!
The next day saw us do Grand Central Station, Central Park.....RAIN!! Ot ooohhhhhhhh!! Luckily, we didn't need the weather that afternoon because we were watching a show on Broadway! "New Yorrrkk Neeewww YOOOOORRRKKKK,,". That's enough of me singing...!! We actually saw the Lion King. What a top show that was! You all know what happens, but those guys are top notch!! Very enjoyable! In the evening we went along to Jimmy's 'storytelling' event that he hosts, which had a 'travelling' theme to it. He had 4 guest speakers who all told funny and interesting and also very weird stories which we both enjoyed! A top view of Brooklyn Bridge and the city was our last hurrah in New York, and the trip as a whole.
And thats that! Its been an amazing journey and one that neither of us will ever forget! Seeing and experiencing so many different cultures has been both interesting and a real eye-opener at times! We've seen some superb expected highs from Macchu Picchu, safari in South Africa, China's Great Wall and more recently, the Grand Canyon