New York City, we arrived there at 8:30 at the JFK airport. We waited for our luggage and waited for the subway train. When we arrived at the station where we had to get out of the train, it was more than 2 hours later. We left the subway at Rockefeller Center and there we stood, in the middle of Manhattan between all those skyscrapers and all those bill boards. The first thing we did was looking up and realise that we were in a place we had seen so many times before on tv in films. But we couldn't keep standing there, we had to find our hotel on 50th street. Fortunately, we found someone who knew where the hotel was. We walked alongside Times Square and already got a glimp of this famous square. We dropped our luggage at the Amsterdam Court Hotel, which was only a few block from Times Square and went back to sit on the square for a while.
Because we were a little tired we went back to the hotel early to get some sleep.
The next morning we woke up early to have breakfast. We wanted to see so much of New York but we didn't know if we had enough time and we didn't want to use the subway all the time because you don't see a lot when you do that. So we decided to do a hop on - hop off tour. The weather was great for that (almost 90 fahrenheit) so we had a great seat on top of the bus. We saw all the highlights of the city, Times Square, Madison Square Garden, The Empire State Building, Chinatown and Soho. We got of the bus at the place where the World Trade Center was. There isn't much to see anymore, all the name plates are gone and there are fences around Ground Zero now.
But still you can feel emotions here because of what happened at this place. Especially in the little church next to ground zero where the firemen got together during the search for people and help for survivors. There were still some of their clothes and there were pictures that were taken in the church in the days after 9/11. The flag with the names of the people that died because of the attacks was also in that church. It all really impressed me. Outside was a drawing of a child for a fatcher who would turned 50 that week if he wouldn't have died on 9/11. Really emotional.
We left Ground Zero and walked to Wall Street. There isn't much to see there but the stock building with the flag is very famous of course. We walked to the south point of Manhattan where the ferry goes to Ellis Island.
The Empire State Building
We decided not to go on the boat that day but to go back to the bus and move on to Central Park where we relaxed for a while. It was such a nice day so there were a lot of people in the park. After our relaxing time we hopped on the bus for the last time that day to go back to the Empire State Building. We went up this building to enjoy the great view from here. You can see all of Manhattan and the funny thing is that this is probably the only place in Manhattan where all the buildings seem very small. After an hour on this huge building we got very hungry. Earlier that day we saw a restaurant with a nice terrace outside. We thought it wasn't that far from the Empire State Building so we started walking. After another hour we realised it was far, over 20 blocks away but fortunately we got a very nice table and we had a great evening with nice food and drinks and with a nice waiter. On our way back to the hotel we walked by Times Square again but we were to tired to stop there. We went back to our hotel to get some sleep in the city that never sleeps.
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