From NYC with love #7

by - Sunday, April 27, 2014

Well, all good things come to an end, and so did this trip to NYC and thus, this diary.
It took me way too long to finish it, but more interesting things are planned for future posts, so let's get this out of the "to-write-about-list"! :-)

On our very last day n NYC, we did not only pack but we took the time to visit some last spots, get souvenirs and meet good old friends, which is hardly possible to do due to distance.
Just this last point, would have been enough to make the last day memorable!
Since our flight was only late in the evening, we had the whole day to wonder around in the Big Apple for the very last time.
After breakfast, we packed our stuff and put our imaginary Marathon suits, and walked all the way from the 32nd street towards 7th street on Greenwich Village... Yep, a LOOOOT of walking, but this time under the rain... Not cool!
There, we met some good old friend and had a DE-LI-CI-OUS lunch, so that our energy level was again high enough to walk all the way back.... Marathon round # 999999....
We had plenty of time to get souvenirs, stare at Times Square, and slowly start to say goodbye. It was not a real goodbye, because I'm sure we will be back; better sooner than later.
Even though it was a bit to early, we decided to take our bus to the airport and I'm glad we did so, because there was a tremendous traffic jam. Other passengers almost did not make it to their flight; not us though!

After checking our luggage, we still had plenty of time left (over 3 hours, I think), so we decided to grab a snack before boarding; guess what?!? Chicken wings!!! It couldn't have been more American, I believe... hihihi They were veeeery tasty!!!
Eventually, it was time to board and sit in that plane for 8 hours. Since the flight was during the night, in order to avoid jet-lag I had the idea of "forcing our sleep" by taking sleeping pills. Well, it was a great idea which did not work for me... I even took 2 (!!!!) sleeping pills, but was never deep in my sleep.

Early in the morning, there we were, back in Amsterdam, without jet-lag but tired.

Now, time for some tips & comments about our trip:

  • We planned all in advance! It helped a lot and having a city guide book turned out to be very handy, especially in such a huge city. It can be overwhelming, if you do not have a plan forehand.
  • City Pass: This was most definitely a great aquisition! We got a good price for the value, and allowed us to visit the main attractions from NYC! So, if you go there, please check this out.
  • NYC Airporter: With this shuttle service, we went from JFK Airport straight to our hotel and for me, it was the most convenient way to get there. After a long flight, an easy way to reach your hotel is the best thing to do! If you order your tickets online, you get a nice discount as well!
  • Take good shoes! :-)
  • On the not so nice side, drinks are SUPER expensive and 99.99% of the menus do not show the price of the drinks... Weird, if you ask me!
  • The prices on menus do not include tax and you always HAVE to tip. So, basically, it's a nice game to find out how much your bill will be,
  • Be patient! Your not the only one visiting all those attractions... 
  • If you like to shop; take an extra suitcase because NYC is the place for that! (I will show my purchases on a future post!!)

And I believe that's it!

I had the most amazing time there; spend Valentine's day in NYC was quite nice and all the places we visited will stay in my memory for a very long time!
I've said this before, but I cannot wait to come back! Hopefully, with nicer weather! hahaha
Perhaps I forgot to mention, but it was damn cold!!!! hahaha

Well, now that this chapter is over, a new one is about to start!
I've got plenty of ideas for this blog and I hope you like it.

Remember: like -> share! :-)

NYC, I miss you!!!!


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