Sunday, 7 July 2013

New York, New York







 
 



I personally love reading lifestyle posts and I wanted to share my time in America with you so I thought I would start with New York.  I’ll try not to go into too much detail but I thought I would take it day by day and show you some of my favourite pictures.
When we got to JFK we knew we were headed for the Metro as we had decided before we left England that we would attempt to get to our hotel via the subway than pay ridiculous taxi prices. I was pleasantly surprised about how easy it was to navigate and to move our huge luggage. I would say on average that their subway is far less cramped and busy than our London tube.
We were staying in the Americana Inn which we knew wasn’t going to be a five star hotel; everywhere in New York is pretty pricey so we were lucky to find a budget hotel. We actually had a shared bathroom but we only had to share with one other couple and it was never a problem, we always got in when we wanted to and on the whole it was pretty clean. The hotel had a slight issue with noise as the window was practically open due to the position of the air con machine but with ear plugs it was bearable! Luckily there was a Pret next door which served us well with free WIFI and healthy breakfasts.

It was lovely and sunny when we arrived in NYC so we decided to head to Central Park straight away. I absolutely loved it here and could’ve explored it for days; the boating lake is just idyllic. After a chilled couple of hours we headed to fifth avenue for a bit of window shopping; unfortunately neither of us were there to shop, we were on travellers' budgets and had to be careful.

The next day we decided to walk in a different direction and came across Bryant Park which is a lovely relaxing and clean park to escape from the craziness of the city. We jumped on the subway and headed Downtown to visit the 9/11 memorial; this was really important for me as it’s always fascinated me. It was an incredible sight; the memorial pools were really quite something. 

After this we headed to get a boat to see the Statue of Liberty; I loved seeing the statue but the boat was packed full of annoying tourists which always irritates me. Next time I’ll hire my own yacht (yeah right). On the boat we cruised under the Brooklyn Bridge which was really great, I loved it’s design.
That day we visited China Town, Union Square and Madison Square Park, all of which were so different but so interesting. I loved Madison Square Park and we chilled on the grass for a little while; most of the parks have separate dog zones, I loved looking out for the French Bulldogs! That night we decided to go to the Top of the Rock and saw the city lit up, again there were too many people but the views were amazing, especially of the Empire State Building. Next time I would definitely do one or the other in the daytime. That night we had heard that a tropical storm was going to hit us the next day so we trekked to Times Square late that night so we could enjoy it in dry conditions. I loved the buzz and the atmosphere here.
The next day we walked The High Line which we both loved; it was a lovely chilled out walk (I’m unsure how long it was), seeing back streets of New York. On our way back we spotted a Five Guys which we had to indulge in, it was amazing (It’s actually arrived at the UK now apparently so this makes me happy!) The rest of the day was spent chilling in Central Park and visiting Tiffany so Dan could get me my 21st birthday ring (you can see it if you watch the vlog).
Unfortunately the next day it had started to chuck it down so we ran to H&M and both bought incredibly sexy ponchos (not). We went to visit the infamous Grand Central station as it was indoors; it was so pretty and I wish one of our stations was as pretty. We both decided that we should try and get Broadway tickets for that night, which meant standing in the torrential rain for more than hour but we managed to get tickets for Once! I absolutely loved the show, the music is Irish folk type music and I loved the originality of it; Dan actually enjoyed it too (he’s not a big fan of musicals) as it’s so different.
The next day we had to get up early for our flight to Las Vegas. We were glad to escape the rain but I was sad to leave NYC, I really loved it and I already can’t wait to go back, I would love to go Christmas time next time! I hope you enjoyed today’s post and found it helpful if you’re heading there. I’m hoping to do all the other places too so stay tuned.

Check out the VLOG: Part One, which is NYC and Las Vegas.


9 comments :

  1. Oh wow it looks amazing!i would really love to go to New York one day!:)

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  2. These pictures are amazing Faye! Seems like you've had an incredible time! I'm so jealous, visiting NYC is right at the top of my bucket list! xxx



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  3. Gorgeous pictures! Seems like it was a wonderful trip x

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  4. Ahhh amazing! Very jealous I want to go tooooo x

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  5. wowo looks amazing, i am desperate to go to NY, my Fiance has family out there so we are hoping to go at christmas time and i can't wait.

    great post hunny.

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    Lx

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  7. So jealous! I can't wait until I finally get the chance to go there.

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  8. How much did you pay for the musical tickets?

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  9. Thank you for all your comments! :) means a lot x

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