"It was like Santa threw up in there."
New York Travel Blog› entry 3 of 5 › view all entries
November 30th, 2007 – by: gwizzle17
First off, we went to pay our respects at the World Trade Center. We read about the new plans for the site and took a walk in the station below, where we could see the actual site a little better.
Then, to be even more appropriate, we made a necessary detour to the United Nations. AIESEC, the world's largest student-run organization with chapters in over 100 countries, was, after all, the reason we were there. AIESEC has close ties to the UN and was started at the same time, so with its international nature, we knew it would be the perfect place for us to go.
Feeling reenergized, we took a stroll towards Central Park for none-other-than ice skating! That was pretty much the only requirement on our list of things to do while in New York, so we were pretty determined.
After ice skating, we did Times Square and Rockefeller center and tree. Then, we headed back to the hostel to regroup. Some other AIESECers had gotten into town so some of us went with them. The rest of us stayed behing to wait for Shannon's friends from Princeton to get in so we could meet them for dinner. They got in much later than expected, so we decided just to walk around the neighborhood for something to eat. After dinner, we took a subway to Greenwich and walked around some more, not really having any aim.
Lo and behold, we came across the cutest, most festive little restaurant we'd ever seen. It was, as my title implies, like Santa threw up in there (I know my way with words is amazing ;) ). The bar, no bigger than a hallway, was completely covered in Christmas decorations. I mean, a heater was not even necessary, for the heat emitting from the Christmas lights in the place was enough. =) They weren't serving food, so we decided to be a little devious and illegally purchased a bottle of wine. Feeling a little warm and toasty ;), we paid and made our way back to the hostel.
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