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New York – the city of dreams for many people. We managed to visit this iconic place for our 15th wedding anniversary. As I mentioned in my previous post, our super nanny, Hector, took pity on us and stayed with the kids for a few days, so we could enjoy our anniversary alone. Thanks to the fact that it was just the two of us, we managed to do a bit of sightseeing. We decided to walk all the days on our feet so that we wouldn’t miss too much by taking the bus, or even worse the metro. On arrival day we decided to see Central Park, as it wasn’t too far away, and we didn’t have much time left in the day to venture out, somewhere further afield. We spent the evening, and thus our anniversary, in the hotel restaurant. I can’t hide the fact that we were a little tired after the whole day.
Central Park – where the famous zoo from the movie Madagascar is located. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to go inside as it was already closed, but from the outside we were able to see something.
Brooklyn Bridge & Chinese Quarter
The next day, after breakfast, we set off to conquer New York. Our next sightseeing point was the Chinese Quarter, from where we went straight to the Brooklyn Bridge. Good that we got to the bridge and not under the bridge 😜. The bridge is impressive, but even more impressive is the view from it. You could see the Statue of Liberty from a closer distance. However, to be quiet close you would have to take a boat. But a good view, too 😉.
World Trade Center & One World Observatory
Our next stop was the site after the famous World Trade Center towers. At the site of the demolished towers, a’la water fountains were built and with names of the victims all around. While there, we visited the observatory that is next door. One World Observatory is a viewing point with exhibitions and restaurants located on as many as three floors, from the 100th to the 102nd floor. During the lift ride to the top, you can learn about the history of New York, displayed on all the lift walls. Once you arrive, you are greeted by an introductory video of what you will see inside.
The Woody Sheriff Show
On the way back, we hooked up with the Grand Central Station that also played its part in the movie Magadaskar 😉. It’s impressive, really. At the very end, not far from the hotel, we also caught a pretty cool show of Sheriff Woody from the movie Toy Story 😉. See for yourself. Do you like it?
Madison Sqaure Garden
On the day of departure we still went to see Madison Squre Garden, considered to be the world’s most famous iconic arena, where sports games, concerts and other major events are held, and we also visited the General Manager of another Hotel Edition, the one with a clock built into the building. We were also treated to a drink with the famous clock 😊. We returned to the hotel to collect our suitcases and headed to the airport. We arrived in Puerto Rico very late in the evening, so we went to pick up the kids the next day. And that’s how we managed to spend our 15th wedding anniversary, enjoying each other and exploring New York at the same time.
Unfortunately, on the downside, I have to say that what came to my attention were the big bags of rubbish on the pavements, which are picked on by rats, and there is a lot of it, and the smell coming from the underground stations, which is not very pleasant. There are also a lot of people, everyone hangs out after work in pubs and outdoors until late at night.
That, in a nutshell, is New York as seen through the eyes of a tourist. You can see more photos in the USA Gallery, in the New York Album.
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