Wednesday, 30 November 2011
A week in the New York City
Hello and greetings from New York! A and I were there last week celebrating Thanksgiving and touring around the city. We had the best time and I loved beeing in New York again.
We arrived on saturday the 19th, on the first night we just had a little something to eat and then went to bed early beeing tired from the flight and jetlag. On sunday we hit the Harlem and went to a Babtist church to listen some gospel.
It was the most amazing church event I've ever been to and that type of music cannot ever be heard in Finland. I was so amazed how captivated everyone was and I had so much fun. It was like beeing in a consert, the choir was absolutely fantastic.
On the next few days we visited the Top of the Rock, the Museum of Natural History, the Intrepid - an aircraft carrier that also has a Concorde and lots of other aircrafts.
We also visited the Staten Island with the orange Staten Island ferry and took a lot of bad pictures about the Statue of liberty. On the way back the sun had set and we were able to see a very nice night view of the Manhattan.
Then Thanksgiving came and we woke up way too late to get any good viewing spots for the Macy's Thanksgiving parade. But we saw the balloons! Those were huge and what we could hear the marching bands were amazing.
The parade was very long and we did not feel like standing and looking at the parade for the whole time so at one point we returned to the hotel where we saw rest of the parage from the telly. On the evening we had booked a table from a restaurant in Soho to have a Thanksgiving dinner. We had the traditional turkey and filling and sweet potato mash and as a desert we had pumpkin pie and everything was very good. I especially liked the sweet potato mash, it reminded me of the potato and rutabaga casserols we eat here in Finland over the holidays.
On the friday we wanted to experience the black friday in a big way and so we headed to the Macy's. And the people were definately crazy to go there to shop, just look:
They are nuts, or then all of them were tourists checking out the crazyness.
Here is a one final photo of the subway. We had a seven day ticket to the subway and boy did we use it. The subway and the easiness of moving around is clearly one of the best things there are in New York.
I could definately visit New York again and again, it can never bore me.
And on the trip A and I also had a dinner with two new blogging friends from the Blogging Your Way e-course. Thank you Nina from no. 40 and Santa from Homestilo for meeting up, I had a very nice time with you!