Arrived in New York!

Trip Start Dec 16, 2010
Trip End Dec 29, 2010

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Travelling to US is great, we left Thurday morning from Australia and we arrived in New York Thursday night after about a day of travelling.  Not so cool when we have to come back to Australia - where we lose a day...
We travelled smoothly with Mattias behaving himself very well.  I guess the only disappointing thing was arriving in New York and there was pretty much no snow. :-(  But don't get me wrong - top of 1 degree Celsius temperature reminded me it is well and truly winter here.  We took a taxi ride from the JFK Airport to Manhattan where we had a bit of a crazy driver.  He got annoyed that a guy behind him was beeping for him to hurry up and when he overtook us our taxi driver didn't stop beeping until we lost the other guy.  Pretty weird!

We arrived to our hotel ok, checked in, had a quick dinner and we were pretty much ready for bed.  Mattias didn't sleep very well due to jet leg so we all felt tired and sleepy in the morning.

Nevertheless, we are in New York and there is a lot of things to see.  So we got our weekly Subway tickets and were on our way.  Today we visited:
  • World Trade Centre site (a lot of construction happening right now).
  • St Paul Cathedral which was pretty much converted into a memorial for the people who lost their lives on 9/11.
  • We took the ferry to Staten Island.  The trip gave us some great views of the Statue of Liberty.  We couldn't go in as it takes apparently months to get a ticket to climb the Statue of Liberty.
  • We also did a tour of the New York's financial district.  Then we went on Broadway and Wall St.  We saw New York Stock Exchange, Bank of New York, American Stock Exchange, Woolworth Building, Trinity Church and the Federal Hall National Memorial .
  • Finally we also walked as close as we were allowed to the City Hall.  
Here is when we called it the day.  I think it's not a bad effort for one day. ;-)

I believe the consensus was that tomorrow will be a relaxing day.
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Dan on

Awesome! Glad you guys are having so much fun! :)

Lets hope the white stuff comes down by 'xmas'! ;))

Keep on having fun on my behalf 'dudes'!!!!! ;)

Karina on

I like reading your posts. It's all so well detailed that it seems like i'm there with you! Enjoy your vacation! and wish you all three A Merry Christmas!!!!

rvs on

Thanks Karina! I'm glad you enjoy it! Have a Merry Christmas and miss you!

Sharyn & Robert on

Was great to see some of the places we went to. Enjoy yourselves, have lots of fun. Big x for Mattius

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