New York, New York!

new york

New York, New York! A couple of years ago Dan and I were fortunate enough to jet off all the way to The Big Apple. My brother was living there at the time and it was too good an opportunity to miss! It was great to catch up with my bro and his girlfriend and we had a fabulous time living it up Stateside.

We did all the usual touristy things while we were there. We had a shopping trip to Macy’s (didn’t buy a thing…WHAAAT?!), visited Union Square, Brooklyn Bridge, the Highline, Rockefeller Centre, sampled HUGE breakfasts in the local diner, and did so, so much more!

It’s hard to pick my favourite part of our trip. I think going up to the observatory in the Empire State Building has got to be one of my highlights. Seriously, to be that high up (102 floors!), looking down is crazy. It seems so unnatural to be that high. The view was spectacular and like nothing I’ve ever seen. It was a bit like when you approach a city on a plane and can see it from the window, but we were actually standing on top of a building. Mad!

My least favourite part of our trip was rollerblading through Central Park. I was really looking forward to this, and pictured myself looking supremely cool and competent, gliding on by. In reality, I looked like Bambi on ice, fell over more than I would have liked, had absolutely no control, crashed into a fence, and ended up having to hold somebody’s hand most of the way around. I was, however, much better at rowing across the lake, so feel like I redeemed myself, if only a little.

I had a look through our hundreds of photos and selected a few of my favourites from our time in New York.

  • Here’s my favourite photo from taken from the top of the Empire State Building. The cars look so tiny!

empire state

  • Travelling around on the subway… “stand clear of the closing doors, please”


  • We caught a boat and combined a visit to The Statue of Liberty with a trip to Ellis Island and wandered around the immigration museum.

statue of liberty

  • I was pretty freakin’ excited to see this police car, it was just like the films…


  • Brooklyn Bridge joins Brooklyn with Manhattan. We joined the crowds and walked across the bridge, taking in the sites as we went.


So, that is a very brief summary of our trip. We’d love to go back one day, although I’m not sure that we will; the world is a big place, and we have so many other places to visit!

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