New York, New York
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Flew to New York today - so more bus transfers, flying and tiredness. Fairly early departure. We went back to L.A. first and then onto another flight to NY.
Fairly smooth transition - flight to NY left about 1:00 pm so were later into NY and hotel. Nice meal, business class OK but not as good as from Aus. to US. We arrived around 9:00-9:30 pm NY time and by the time we got our bags and found our way out to the transfer bus, time was getting on. A very "hairy" ride through the streets of NY. My first sight was of a homeless man making his bed in his cardboard box for the night ... with his bottle of "plonk" in a brown paper bag ... great first sight ... very sad, actually!!
Anyway we managed to survive the bus ride and got to the hotel getting on for 11:00 pm or so. We were checking in and were told that our reservations had been cancelled!!! .. off the a great start!! Anyhow we did sort it out ... seems the travel agent had double booked and then faxed to cancel one and the hotel cancelled both!! We did finally get to have a midnight snack in the room and found bed very welcome!