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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 2nd 2014

Bit of a sleep in this morning. Slept with the blinds open in our bedroom so we could look at the lights of the tall buildings - nice way to go to sleep and wake up but the sun was bit bright so blinds shut for rest of sleep in...... Finally up and breakfast in the room, shopping at the little deli next door helped. Nice to cook toast and vegemite our way, especially a cup of tea for Chris made her way. Shower was good and all the kitchen amenities are also good, apartment gets tick of approval. Decide to make today a shopping day - yay.... Off we go, also decide that we wil do a broadway show as well so find our way to one of the suggested theatres and get in a ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 1st 2014

Up early again for our trip back to NYC. Out the front and no car - valet asks if we had rung down and I explained that we had organised with the desk last night to have it here at 0830. Apologies and off they go to get cars. They park them across the road at the other Marriott hotel. Finally get car at 0850, instructions on how to get across the river and gone. This time we get into a queue that looks small - wrong - the car 2 in front seems to be taking forever to get through. Then the customs dude gets out of his box and points the car to the car park and tells the driver to go inside - hmmmmm. Finally our turn and pull up at the window, ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 29th 2014

Didn't mention last night, but when we got back to the room there was a nice rainbow coloured piece of paper telling us that the streets around the hotel would be closed due to the gay pride parade. Wake up this morning and there are lots of people milling around up the road getting ready for the parade. Lots and lots in interesting costumes - bit like the Sydney Madrid gras. Get organised and go downstairs, Chris would like a haircut so Sarah does her bit and gives 2 options nearby. Wander out and check out the marchers, lots and lots more now.... Finally get to where we want to be after many many street blockades, etc. Even the streets we want for the hairdresser are blocked as the marchers gather, but the police allow us ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 28th 2014

Another day, another noisy wake up..... New York New York..... Another slow start but we have plans. Off to the piers for a scenic boat tour. Walk down 42nd all the way to the Hudson River. Interesting walk through some dodgy parts of town but we survived. Heading for a 1230 trip around the entire Manhattan island. Get to the ferry with a little time to spare and our pass gets us on quickly. This pass is good value -we have already covered our payment amount and getting throughout the queues quickly in some parts is great... Anywhoo - in to the cruise ship -if you could call it that.... Busy ferry with lots of people up top in the sun - we want cover so decide downstairs is good. Commentary is vibrant and constant -read ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 27th 2014

Well here we are in New York City. Our room is fantastic - oh, did it tell you that last night. Long time ago... Great sleep, woke up at 0830, then got up at 0930. Shower is like a waterfall effect, and the bathroom is huge. Balcony looking over Bryant park and we even have a desk, couch and almost separate bedroom - luxury....... I go down to the concierge while Chris still sleeps to check out washing facilities - no more jocks so desperation stage... The concierge is the one who started the car bookings (Sarah). Thank her for her efforts along with Eric who finished off the job. She is really nice and gives me details of a drop off laundry who will do the lot (wash, dry and fold) or a sit and ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 26th 2014

Alarm kills us at 0400. Up and downstairs by 0430 and into a cab or the airport. Not much traffic at this time of day. Get to the airport and go to check in. Oh oh. There is a delay that looks like it says not leaving till 1000 rather than 0650. Need to see a representative. In the queue we go along with quite a few others in the same boat. Mid stream and they call for a Seattle flight so others get to jump the queue a bit. People start talking about why, what has caused the delay. Finally hear from the staff that the plane didn't make it in last night due to bad weather from new york. They couldn't advise of the delay coz they didn't know until they got in this ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 26th 2014

Alarm kills us at 0400. Up and downstairs by 0430 and into a cab or the airport. Not much traffic at this time of day. Get to the airport and go to check in. Oh oh. There is a delay that looks like it says not leaving till 1000 rather than 0650. Need to see a representative. In the queue we go along with quite a few others in the same boat. Mid stream and they call for a Seattle flight so others get to jump the queue a bit. People start talking about why, what has caused the delay. Finally hear from the staff that the plane didn't make it in last night due to bad weather from new york. They couldn't advise of the delay coz they didn't know until they got in this ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 18th 2014

Interesting fact I learnt from an American some months back, the World Series of baseball is so named not because Americans consider that they are the epicenter of the World and the fact that it the World’s largest economy so it simply mentally discounts all other nations. But rather, it is because at the time of creation of Major League Baseball, it was sponsored by World Series magazine. This interesting fact leads me to the odd feeling I have experienced over the last few days while enjoying the World Cup 2014. I can turn my interest to most sports and the World Cup is no exception, I enjoy routing for England and yes it is painful for most of the 90 minutes but if we are honest with ourselves we wouldn’t have it any other way. ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan May 28th 2014

It has been quite a while since I last posted, and I almost forgot my password to the site. Things that have happened in recent times; the Nets made it to the playoffs, got through to the quarters to be taken out by the Heat. They lost to the Heat away and the one win at home was not enough to stop the Heat in their dominant tracks. I went hiking in Cold Springs, NY, which was pleasant. It was really nice to get away from the city and check out the suburbs. I also visited Niagara Falls; the Canadians are very friendly but the food isn't that great. Though, the eight hour car journey there and the same back was not enjoyable. Though the stamp in my passport does bring a smile to my face, ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan April 29th 2014

After the long day, Candice and I decided we were just going to chill, while Lizzie met up with a friend for drinks. It was nice to be able to catch up with my bestie! She and are complete opposites, but were roommates from Day 1 all through college and just click. One thing we do have in common: chilling. We are loners who value our private time and we are content just to sit back, chat and just take in the moment. She lives in Mississippi and I live... well, all over the bloody place. I don't often get back to see her, but I try. I miss you all the time Can! Hope you continue to enjoy my blogs! So, in that vein, we found ourselves going up the street to get pedicures. Excellent ... read more
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