The Big Apple
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Words may not be adequately enough to describe. Aaahh...travelling. The remedy, the cure. So much excitement. But only he/she who travels know the exact feelings. The moment the landing gears touch the airport runway, there is this feeling, that makes you want to smile, literally. As for me, arrived in American soil, my heart beat faster. Thinking and guessing what was going to be like?..... New York City...I would say this one is of my favorites. I eagerly waited for the time to come, especially after you knew, you just finished your works, tons of it. I took a British Airways flight from London after my assignment, 8 hours in the sky. Arrived in JFK about 11pm. Passed the immigration check point, took a cab (cost me about 55 bucks plus tips) headed to a hostel, the L-Hostel somewhere at the corner of 118th Street, Manhattan, yup, Harlem if im not mistaken.
1) Enjoy the weather - snowy few times, wind chill
2) Took great pictures.
3) Harlem, Brooklyn, Central Park, East & West Side of Manhattan, Little Italy, Chinatown, Soho, Tribeca, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, Staten Island, Coney Island & Brighton Beach, Ground Zero, Wall Street, The United Nations HQ and Brooklyn Bridge.
4) Shopping at 5th Avenue, Saks, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, JC Penney.
5) Rode the long limo (the white hummer)
6) Checked out the clubs
7) Went to a Jazz Performance, live music performances
8) Ate hotdogs everyday & the frog legs once (at Nathan's)
9) Gave dimes to the homeless
10) Met up with travbuddies
11) Bumped into a Movie scene-they were shooting 30 Rock somewhere near Lafayette St.
12) Left my 'heart' in New York
To be continued...