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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 18th 2013

So we have survived the journey and day 1 in New York City (NYC). The weather is weather has been lovely and hot, a little too hot for walking around all day but we are all surviving. We have all adjusted to the jet lag bar Dad who is waking around 3:30am the fool! Yesterday we started by going up the Rockefeller Center to the 70th floor where you get fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline. We then moved downtown into the financial district where we took the obligatory pictures of Wall Street and the NYSE before visiting the American Museum of Finance and the Fraunces Tavern Museum which tells of how the couragous Yanks defeated the British (not something I particularly enjoyed!) We then took a boat tour via the Statue of Liberty and Ellis ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 13th 2013

Steph, if you read the first blog and didn't understand everything, have no worries, I'll have a lot to tell you when I arrive in CC :) ... So Leute, dieser Blog enthält einige sehr unwichtige, aber interessante Infos über New York, also lasst euch bitte nicht abschrecken, wenn hier etwas zäh und ausschweifend geschrieben wird. Aber einige kennen das ja schon von mir - also sowohl das mit den unnötigen Infos, als auch das Ausschweifen. Es geht jetzt primär um Midtown Manhattan, Upper West Side, den Central Park und die Freiheitsstatue, also das was mir während der letzten 3 Tage so widerfahren ist. Viel Spass beim Lesen :) Am Freitag hat der Tag sehr verlockend begonnen, mit Sonnenschein und warmem, angenehmen Klima, also hab ich mich schleunigst in die Metro gesetzt und bin in die ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 8th 2013

Must do in New York City: I’ve been to NYC many times. Recently I was there for only 2 days. Therefore I had to figure out what I wanted to show my touristy friends in a very short amount of time. There is so much to see in this city but here is my recommendation if you only have a few days in the “Big Apple”. (This is not exactly what we did, I can upload that list if requested, but this is what I suggest having organized my master list by areas of the city.) First, decide exactly what you want to see/snap pictures with. My master list: (no order) Central Park LOVE sculpture Rockefeller Center St. Patrick's Cathedral New York Public Library Bryant Park Times Square Grand Central Terminal Chrysler Building Empire State Building ... read more
Times Square
View from the Empire State Building
Empire State Building

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 1st 2013

I spent most of the day traveling around New York on my own as Fi had to go into work. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great as it was raining so I had to change a few plans, luckily it was light rain so I didnt need to get my waterproof coat out as it was really muggy. I started off at Macy's department store. I walked around a few floors and looked at the men's clothing before getting bored, but at least I can say I've been there. I then walked up 5th Avenue to the New York Library. 5th Avenue is fantasic for shopping as it has so many shops, there are quite a lot of brands that we have back in the UK. The designer clothes are the same amounts as UK but as ... read more
Fifth Avenue
New York Library
Grand Central Station

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 30th 2013

Fi kindly put together a list of all the things to see in New York and arranged them so that I could see everything in order of locations. We started the morning in Lower Manhattan and visited Ground Zero, the place where the Twin Towers once stood before 9/11. The place had an eerie feeling to it, but I think what the American people have done with this memorial is fantasic. Where each tower once stood it has been replaced with a massive water fountain and there are all the names of the people who tragically lost their lives in stone slabs placed around the water feature. I saw a name of a lady which also said with her unborn child, so sad. After Ground Zero, we walked around Battery Park in the sunshine and decided ... read more
Merrill Lynch bull
Ground Zero
The Survior Tree


North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan May 18th 2013

I'm planning a short trip to New York City this summer and will be finally complying a guide to the city, similar to my Melbourne guide. I have been to NYC many times, but never in the summer, so this will be a fun experience. Plus my best friend is coming with me! Gonna be a great time. Any way, if you liked my Melbourne guide or are interested in visiting NYC yourself, watch for my NYC travel guide list. I plan to have it up in early July. Cheers!... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan May 13th 2013

The Big Apple from 5thavenue to Ellis Island. This place instills a lot of things in the mind. New York is a great place to visit. It’s a better place to move to if you’re trying to make it or bust should the fates be unkind. It is also (arguably) one of the most expensive cities in the World, so traveling for as cheap as possible can make the trip even more enjoyable. Flying is without doubt the fastest way to get there, the train sometimes can be cheaper; the Greyhound Bus takes much longer but is in fact the cheapest of the options. There is however another alternative to those: the infamous (and lesser known) China Town Bus. The China Town Bus is actually an extension of GoToBus ( Skyhorse Bus, NYTiger Bus, Mingan Bus ... read more
Chinatown Bus Line
Canal Street, New york City
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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan May 5th 2013

Hey! So, Sunday, I got up at 0630, in order to leave at 0730 for the train station at Wassaic, New York State. I drove there - didn't realise how close we are to the New York State border, and when I got to the station, I learnt very quickly that it's not just us in the UK who are victim to the 'Sunday rail-replacement bus service due to engineering works'. The bus wasn't due for ages, so I decided 'to hell with it - I'll be brave and DRIVE to NYC!'. Having programmed a random address in Brooklyn (something like 16 5th Avenue!) into the SatNav, I set off. Stopped at a gas station to fill up with petrol and coffee and then drove the two and a bit hours on the interstate - quite ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan April 24th 2013

Board the Amtrak train in Albany and you're in New York City in approximately 3 hours. Pick up a bagel and coffee at the terminal in Rensselaer as you won't find a food car on most of these short hops. On a recent Sunday; a sunny one with spring oozing out its pores we "Amtraked" (snagged seats on the Hudson River side) to New York City and arrived Penn Station with a few hours to kill. Kill them we did; first with a walk up to Herald Square where we caught some sun amid a collection of tables and chairs on the corner of Broadway and 34th Street in front of Macy's. Check out the pic of the urban park at Herald Square. Such little urban landscapes are abloom all over the city. On to Bryant ... read more
New York April 2013
New York April 2013
New York April 2013

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan April 4th 2013

NMUN-Sheraton: veni-vidi-vici La première étape de notre voyage s'est terminé vendredi passé. Le Japon, représenté par 22 étudiants l'Université Libre de Bruxelles a remporté le premier diplomatique: Outstanding Delegation! L'année passé nous avions eu la deuxième distinction et on nous avait dit qu'on ne pouvait même pas espérer mieux, car seul les universités qui participent depuis des décennies et qui soutiennent financièrement la simulation peuvent être Outstanding. La preuve que non! :D Nous l'avons fait. Avec une équipe entièrement nouvelle. Mais de feu! Durant toute la simulation, qui a durée 5 jours, nous avons fait des motions (ce qui rythme les réunions entre débats formels et informels), des speechs, nous avons négocié, écrit des résolutions comme des vrais diplomates,... dans 13 comités différents. L'ambiance au s... read more
Statue de la Liberté - vue de l'hélico
United Nations Headquarter
UN - Plenary room

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