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Statue of Liberty behind me in New York.

I was determined to get some fresh air and make the most out of my time in New York, even if it killed me. When I woke up around 8am, I felt hungry... which must mean that my appetite is back, which is a good sign. Recommendation for travelers: If you happen to catch a stomach bug, rest up and take in the regular doze of Immodium and Pepto Bismol. You'll be back on your feet in 2 days at the most.

Today would be the first day of going out into town, but it was techically my third day in New York. What a waste. I had it planned for specific reasons. Go see the Statue of Liberty, go to the WTC construction site, and then do some more sightseeing before heading back. The thing that astounded me most about New York is that there's always some place to eat nearby.

Wandering through Canal Street in New York.

We took the 1 train all the way to Staten Island hoping that we would be the first ones to get onboard the ferry. Let me tell you something. The line stretched out nearly a mile and a half when we got off the train. So being the impatient tourist that I am, I decided to just take snapshots from far away. They were right... if you decide to visit the Statue of Liberty, it will drain at least 3-4 hours out of your day. I mean... looking at it from far away was good enough for me.

After that, me and my girlfriend decided to hit up the World Trade Center memorial site. Since I was getting hungry, I wanted one of those gyros off the street that these people kept talking about. I tell you...

Rockefeller Center in New York.
 one bite into that, and I knew my stomach was back to normal. We took pictures of the WTC site as well as the Fire Department. It was hard to imagine being there when 9/11 took place... but I can't help it notice that it felt eerie walking underneath all that rubbish.

Since we still had some energy left over, we decided to roam Chinatown and walk around the block. Compared to the one in Los Angeles, this one was very crowded and had many many jewelry shops all over the place. Me and Karen ate pho at the nearest place we could find for a quick refresher. Once we made it back, we needed to knock out for a bit.

For dinner, we went to Nobu New York (one of the most expensive sushi places in the world), and let me tell you... that was quite an experience. We took the train down to SoHo around 10pm in order to get to the restaurant before it closed. I'll write a review about it later on.

Caliber-A says:
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Posted on: Dec 26, 2015
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