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New York, New York!

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Crikey it's cold! Our winter jackets have been packed away in the bottom of our bags since we were in Argentina - that was 6 months ago!

What a COOL place New York City is though. Although it was cold, we had the most amazing 10 days here, wish we had planned to stay longer....

1st December

Long, long day for a 4 hr flight to Newark, New Jersey. We finally made it to the freezing cold weather and caught a cab to the apartment in Brooklyn ($120 - slightly more expensive than Mexico ;o)). The apartment is so, so nice! Spacious and cosy and we have a full kitchen and living room - it will do ;o). But it's COLD here! We haven't experienced cold like this the whole time we've been travelling. Lucky we bought thermals before we got here! Brrrr.

2nd December

We had the best nights sleep in our toasty apartment. It's even colder today than yesterday! We chilled outfor most of the day, went to the supermarket and booked flights to San Francisco (for mid Dec)!

3rd December

Very cold and raining but still so cool to be here. We walked and walked today! Times Square, Union Square, the Macy's Christmas windows - we stopped at the end of the day to have some delicious coffee and macaroons. By the time we left (4:30 pm) it was already dark - the sky was pitch black!

Times Square!
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4th December

Not as cold (maybe 1 degree higher than yesterday) and the sun is shining!

We covered a lot of ground today (my feet hurt)!
We started by walking from Union Square to the Hudson River - beautiful views and we even spotted the Statue of Liberty! Next was High Line Park which is a public park made on an old railway track and runs from the Meatpacking District to Chelsea - very cool. This wasn't here the last time we visited.
Then we walked to the Rockefeller Center and saw the tree all lit up and even a proposal on the ice skating rink (she said yes). We spotted Radio City Music Hall and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on our way there.
We had a delicious Szechuan dinner before heading to Madison Square Garden to watch the New York Knicks Vs. The Cleveland Cavaliers! Pretty good day!

Hudson River
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High Line Park (and the views from up there)....
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Times Square
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Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and the Rockefeller Christmas tree!
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Our first NBA game - the New York Knicks Vs the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden!
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5th December
It's so cold and rainy today so we took the chance to laze about. Checked out our neighbourhood and went to the grocery store - that's about it!

6th December
More laziness - we did absolutely nothing today and it was fabulous!

7th December
The sun is shining today!
We headed out for a day of sightseeing and ended up seeing Chicago The Musical. We stopped at the TKTS ticket booth at Times Square to see what they had available and 50% off tickets to Chicago sold us. It was an amazing show!

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8th December
Another awesome day in NYC!
We walked over 15 kms today and clocked over 23,000 steps! I know this because I have an app and decided to turn it on today....
Union Square, SOHO, Little Italy, Chinatown, Financial District, Battery Park, Brooklyn Bridge (it was -1 degrees when we were walking over the bridge) and then finally back to Little Italy for dinner!

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Brooklyn Bridge (a highlight)!
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9th December
Awful day weather wise but we headed out anyway. We really wanted to get to Tom's Diner that features in Seinfeld. We made it and got a couple of shots but it was raining so hard that we literally just took photos and ran....

Tom's diner!
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We stopped for lunch after that and then went to the bank only to find my account had been wiped... no money to withdraw....
I got home and called the bank, our money was withdrawn in Chicago yesterday.... Luckily we don't keep all of our funds in the main account or we'd be screwed right now. We will eventually get the money back but it's just annoying as they have put a block on my card. Could be a a lot worse though so need to stay positive and grateful.
These buggers are incredibly clever. They used a skimming device and then made a counterfeit copy of my card..... All that travel through Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and it happens in the USA...
Anyway after 1 hr on the phone with the bank, I then had to call Visa Global to try and get a temporary replacement card sent to me in the US....

10th December
Last day in New York - boo.
Even though it has been so, so cold, New York is amazing and we are going to miss it here. It will be nice not having to wear so many layers to leave the house though!

Awesome day out! We started at Central Park where it started to snow! Crazy right? We have been so lucky. I said to Yuri the other day that "if I'm going to be this cold, I want to see snow!" We also got a nice warm Pretzel while there - yum!
After Central Park we walked from 79th Street all the way to Union Square at 14th Street. It snowed lightly the whole time!
What did we see? 5th Avenue (Trump Towers, Empire State Building etc), Bryant Park winter market and the Flatiron Building.

Central Park
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What an amazing place New York is. Completely different to what we have experienced thus far on this trip but just as brilliant!
We just went up to our rooftop and it's covered in snow! Oh NYC, we will miss you.

Snow!
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Posted by sandyandyuri 18:47 Archived in USA Tagged new york

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