New York, New York
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Yeeehaaaa, the next trip is around the corner, or better said, weâ€™re already on our way. This trip was a birthday gift to Ewaâ€™s Birthday on 23th December (sheâ€™s become 30, but looks like 22 :)) and kind of a last-minute idea for a special birthday/christmas gift, sheâ€™ll never forget. First I was thinking of going to Paris, London or beatiful Stockholm for a few romantic days, but then Iâ€™ve decided to jump over the atlantic ocean to enjoy the awesome christmas atmosphere, NYC has to offer. To make the trip perfect weâ€™ll gonna stay for New Years Eve, too.
The problem with this trip is, that itâ€™s nothing for tight budgets especially the prices for hotel rooms are exploding around NYE. Iâ€™ll put a little cost overview below. There weâ€™re staying at the Miford Plaza hotel, which is directly around the corner of Times Square, 42nd street and, very important, Port Authority Bus Terminal
Anyway, as soon as Iâ€™ve booked the flights, I told my buddy Steve, who lives in Ohio, that Iâ€™ll be around and we decided to meet in Columbus. So Iâ€™ve cancelled one night in our hotel for a one-night stay at Steveâ€™s house. On our way back to NYC weâ€™ll make a quick stop in Philadelphia to do some Rocky Balboa tourism (Philly is only 90 minutes away from New York City). I wanna climb up the steps at Phillyâ€™s Art Museum, you maybe know from the Rocky movies. But more on that later.
Here are a few price informations on the trip so far (listed in the currency Iâ€™ve paid, prices for both of us):
Air Berlin Flight Duesseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Tegel (TXL): 134,00 EUR
Delta Flight Berlin Tegel (TXL) to NYC (JFK): 1105,29 EUR
United Flight NYC (LGA) to Columbus, Ohio (CMH), return to Philadelphia, PA (PHL): $437.60
Train ride Philadelphia to NYC Penn Station: $80.00
TuiFly Flight Berlin-Tegel (TXL) to Colgone (CGN): 175,96 EUR
7 nights at Milford Plaza hotel, NYC Midtown: $2417.44
So, not a cheap trip this time, but Ewaâ€™s smile is worth it :) We have to hurry now, the plane leaves in a couple of minutes.