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Published: August 30th 2007
We have arrived safely in one piece and much to our relief our baggage arrived as well. We ventured from JFK to Queens first to catch the Subway into Manhattan.
The subway was a little busy as we landed just as everyone was headed home after work. We obviously looked a little lost and bemused as people just kept offering us advice and help as to what station to change and the right line to get on, New Yorkers are a friendly bunch and it was a relief to get up to 95th Street where our hostel is.
We did not however realise how far a walk it was from the subway to the hostel, I was hot and bothered but Mhairi kept me calm and collected. We eventually found the hostel and it turned out to be a clean room in a fairly quiet part of town.
We washed up and headed onto Broadway to get some food. Grays Papaya was my intended stop and it was worth the trek. $3.50 for 2 Franks and a Soda. After this we walked down to Columbus Circle and Trump Tower and sat around for a while.
as our body clocks needed the sleep to head back and start again tomorrow.
This morning started around 4:30 am for me as I could not sleep so I went out to try and shoot some photos but finding somewhere that has good views that are not buildings is a bit of a feat in Manhattan.
So after waking Mhairi up we head out for the day at 7:30 first stop breakfast what shall we have. Well when in Rome..We had bagels so good I had salmon and cream chesse, Mhairi had the cream cheese and jelly.
We decided to take a bus tour on Jenn's word that it was a good way to see everything and it was this was a excellent trip with the tickets lasting two days and the majority of the loops lasting up to two hours.
After doing a bit of shopping at the Patagonia store we went to the Magnolia bakery to get a cupcake Sex and the City fans will understand we then headed to Katz deli the location for huge pastrami sandwiches and When Harry met Sally.
These were big sandwiches no lettuce no salad just meat
and stacks of it.
After this we walked it all off by visiting Ground Zero and looking at the new project which they are building.
After the uptown loop which took us all the way to 125th and Harlem we did a little bit more shopping and then had a nice greek meal for dinner getting back to the hostel at 9:30pm what a long day!
Tomorrow we are off to the Tennis and hopefully we will see the Murray brothers as they are both playing!
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