21.06.2009 78 °F
Hey everyone, hope all is well back home!
Well were at the end of our trip now, only a few days left until we fly home!
Had a nice walk when we arrived in new york as the taxi from the airport dropped us of on the east side of the street where our hostel was instead of the west side! so After a tiring walk with our backpacks we got to the hostel which was pretty central, it was right next to madison square garden. The next few days we drifted around, went shopping and saw some sights, but i (josh) was abit ill so spent a few days in bed to recover. The next day we went to woodbury common shopping outlet where they have all designer stores for really cheap! so we did lots of shopping there (guess who spent the most?)
Over the next few days the weather wasnt the best, so we just wandered around and explored times square, grand central station, the crysler building, new york central libary, united nations etc and with macys just a few blocks away it was hard to resist the shopping! When we had a nice clear day we went up the rockerfella centre, got some amazing views over the city and central park! We went to a stand up comedy show in times square one evening which was funny!
A few days later we moved into another hostel which was abit cheaper but abit further uptown, so we got passes for the metro so we could get around easyer. We then took the train down to brooklyn bridge and walked over the bridge for some cool views over the city. We also explored around wall street and saw the new york stock exchange building.
next day we took the tube down to Soho, did some shopping, had a really good lunch in a little deli! we then walk through to Noho for more shopping! we were planning on going up the empire state that night but it started to rain so were still waiting on a nice clear evening to climb that one! we also explored Greenwich, Chinatown, Little Italy, Tribecca etc which were all cool places. As we cant drink we spent a few evening roaming around broadway and times square just to get out the hostel. we went out for dinner one night to a place called Ellens stardust diner, its like a typical american diner but all the waiters and waitresses are auditioning to be in broadway shows so they are constantly singing as theyre serving!
weve spent a few days roaming central park, and every morning( apart from a couple when its rained!) weve picked up bagels from a little deli and ate them in the park as its right by our hostel. were hoping to hire bikes this afternoon and bike the whole of central park!
We went to see the New Jack Black film Year one at the times square cinema one evening, we paid $25 for our tickets though!!
Last sunday we were out in times square and we though it seemed really busy and we turned the corner and i swear i have never seen so many singing, dancing latino people down one road in my life! it was the peurto rican day parade and we could not move anyway with a 3 street radius of times square! it was crazy!! there was millions of people everywhere!!!
we paid a visit to the Hershys factory yesterday and spent a little too much money on chocolate! anyway we'll be home in a couple of days to fill you in on everything then! see y'all soon Josh and Charly xxx