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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan October 21st 2017

Stepping onboard the Disney Magic felt like coming home and I love the way they welcome every family onboard. The atrium was decorated with Halloween decorations and will be our home for the next seven nights. Not only is our cruise a Halloween cruise it’s also has a Marvel day. We’ll be sailing up the Canadian Eastern coastline stopping at Prince Edward Island ( aka Anne Island ), Sydney and Halifax, Nova Scotia After our mandatory safety drill it wasn’t to long and we were sailing past the Statue of Liberty with cocktail in hand. The shows on board the cruise are spectacular and started with the welcome aboard show ( Mum and I missed this our last cruise ) The Cruise Director ( aka Julie from the Love Boat) welcomed us on board and announced ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan October 11th 2017

Our aim the next few days is to cross off a few of the magor sightseeing attractions we wanted to see. This in mind we headed off to visit the National Museum of the American Indian which is housed in the original customs house. We were fortunate enough to join a building tour of customs house to learn the history of the beautiful building which is now been named the Alexander Hamilton U.S Customs House. As we were near the financial area I tried to get a better picture of the Charging Bull and Fearless Girl. As it was a Saturday the crowd around the two figures was nuts. I did manage to get a couple of good photos of fearless girl before I lost my patience with the crowd and had to leave for there ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan October 8th 2017

We were up bright and early Thursday morning, as we‘re being picked up for our trip to Woodbury Common. A premium outlet centre located upstate NY in Central Valley, that has a Disney discount store. The traffic out of town was quite good as we travelled along Sully’s landing strip aka the Hudson River. It wasn’t to long and we were surrounded by National Parks. The tree leaves were starting to change colour and looked beautiful. We had 6 hours to shop and with map in hand we were off. After 5 hours and 30 mins we were shopped out (OK the Credit Cards weren‘t going to work anymore) I always knew this would be a budget blower for us. Thursday night we headed to Times Square to see Hamilton. This Show has been on my ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan October 6th 2017

This year Mum and I are making our way to New York for our holidays. We will be spending most of our time in New York but have a side trip to Niagara Fall and a Disney Cruise to the CanadIan Coast. I enjoy researching and planning on my standby shifts at work and have a lot of new adventures planned for us both over the next 5 weeks. I hope to share some of these experiences in this blog. This trip I booked our flights with Qantas for one reason only .... we get 2 x 23kgs cases each (this will save me in postage 😉) Our total flight time was just under 21 hours flying via Los Angeles. I’m happy to say we survived the stampede in LA changing flights and but I needed ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan August 25th 2017

Mittwoch und Donnerstag, 23. und 24.08.2017: Zwei volle Tage New York volles Programm! Wir hatten den New York City Pass für diese zwei Tage und deshalb haben wir untertags das volle Touriprogramm durchgezogen. Am ersten Tag gehörte dazu eine Hop on Hop off Tour mit einem Doppeldecker-Bus, ein Rundumblick über Manhattan vom obersten Stock des Rockefeller Centers und eine weitere Bustour: „the Ride“ – hier saßen wir quer zur Fahrtrichtung und die Buswand war komplett aus Glas, so dass wir den ganzen New Yorkern am Gehsteig zuwinken und deren liebenswürdige Antwortgesten beobachten konnten. Das Besondere an dieser Tour war, dass immer mal wieder an einer Straßenecke dazugehörige Schauspieler, TänzerInnen, MusikerInnen oder Rapper etwas für uns aufführten. Tag Zwei startete weniger erfreulich, da Daniela mit einer Art Hexenschuss aufwachte. Macht mal schöne Fotos, wen... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan August 23rd 2017

When I said previously that the bucket list of brave and reckless things to do should include driving in Manhattan, there is one thing that needs to be added to the list, namely getting in a taxi and letting him do the driving in Manhattan. We hailed one of the larger cabs as we were heading to the airport and needed to accommodate all our luggage. Our taxi driver was a psychopath. He spent most of the time half way between two lanes, all of the time right up against the cars in front and was constantly switching from one lane to another. He was, however, obviously not that experienced as a New York cab driver as he only used his horn twice, although there were a constant barrage of horns coming from all around us. ... read more
Queens View
Times Square

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan August 21st 2017

I got up early to go to Brooklyn for some early morning pictures of Downtown Manhattan. Well that was the plan. Every way I went there was some kind of problem, either weekend engineering works for late night restrictions. I got on a train that would eventually take me in the right direction, albeit with a subsequent change, but it suddenly changed to an express (one minute the next station was Union Street, then it suddenly changed to 25th Street. Consequently I skipped past the station I wanted and had to make an extra change and come back again. By the time I got where I wanted to go it was too late and I was extremely frustrated. The frustration was not helped by the information screens on the platforms. They seem to show everything except ... read more
Brooklyn View
Solar Eclipse

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 29th 2017

Samedi, c'est notre dernier jour à New York, les réveils sont un peu plus difficiles et les jambes sont lourdes. Le temps est couvert sur Manhattan, on quitte l’hôtel pour aller prendre le métro, direction Central Park et le muséum d'histoire naturelle. On arrive juste à l'ouverture, et on entre, un peu perdu face à l'immensité du lieu. On prend la première galerie au hasard, ce sont les grands animaux d'Afrique. Chacun d'eux est mis en scène dans une reproduction de son habitat naturel. Les décors sont vraiment de tout beauté. C'est aussi le même principe pour le domaine des océans, avec en prime, une reproduction grandeur réelle d'une baleine bleue, flottant au dessus des têtes dans un hall immense. Le musée est vraiment gigantesque, et on pourrait y passer des jours. Difficile en ressortant d'ici ... read more
Les animaux d'Afrique
Exposition sur le Big Bang
Les animaux d'Amérique du Nord

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 28th 2017

Vendredi 28 juillet, il est déjà huit heures du matin, tout le monde est réveillé. Aujourd'hui on va visiter le quartier financier. On part en direction de notre station de métro préférée sur la 50th. En chemin, petit arrêt dans un "Prêt à manger", une chaîne de sandwich qui offre des produits "français", on a envie de goûter; pain au chocolat, pain au raisin et croissant, et bien sur un grand café brûlant, c'est finalement très bon. Après 25 minutes de métro pour descendre Manhattan, on arrive sur Fulton Street au niveau de la chapelle Saint-Paul une petite église d'un autre siècle au milieu de la ville, et on rejoint Broadway. Ici, tout est vraiment très haut, on est entouré de gratte-ciels, dont certains semblent très anciens, comme le Woolworth building, haut de 241 mètres, et ... read more
The Woolworth Building
New York City Hall

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 26th 2017

Après le voyage de la veille, la nuit a été la bienvenue, mais décalage horaire étant, tout le monde est réveillé à sept heures. Comme on a rien pour le petit déjeuner, on décide de partir de bonne heure à l'assaut de midtown. La 7th avenue est plus calme que la veille au soir. On croise des new-yorkais pressés, en train de téléphoner, un café dans la main, et des touristes qui arpentent l'avenue, appareil photo en bandoulière. Notre petit déjeuner se composera ce matin de deux donuts et deux cafés américains très sucrés, avalés rapidement en marchant. Il fait très beau aujourd'hui, et on distingue déjà l'Empire State Building et sa flèche au soleil. On descend la 7th jusqu'au Madison Square Garden, qui affiche sobrement qu'elle est la plus célèbre salle de spectacle du monde. ... read more
L'hôtel Pensylvania sur la 7th avenue
L'entrée du Madison Square Garden
7th avenue

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