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Brian RTW


sunny 30 °C

Sadly I have now left New York, but am happy to be in Boston although I went for a walk not long after I arrived and I had to ask myself where have all the poeple gone, comparedto NY it just seemed so quiet, but in saying that it does look to be a beautiful city.
My last couple of days in NEW York were just as amazing as the rest and I really didn't get enough time to do everything and so I do have another resolution to go back there again in the future.......it would be great to be there for NEW YEARS not this coming one but perthaps the one after!! just imagine New Years in Times Square freezing but an electric atmosphere!!
Anyway back to my last day I went to a musical on Broadway .....Memphis,it was the most amazing show, the music, the dancing, the story and the loudness of the music, one of the best, I would love to take the kids to something similar, not sure they would completely understand the story begind Memphis Black / white etc. Even though my seat was as high as they go I had an unrestricted view of the stage and music juyst seemed to be allround you and to top it off the usherette kept me company before thew show and during interval, perhaps if it comes to Adelaide if the boys aren't interested I could take the partners!!
Earlier that day I went for a walk and discovered Grand Central, the original railway station for NEW YORK, it was kinda like a grand old lady but still in full use, beautiful marble floos and staircases, the staircase gracefully overlook the whole station, trulya beautifully maintained station. I went down to the food area and watched some bakery staff make these awesome cheesecakes (red velvet cheesecake) and just had to have one my self, it was truly rich, smooth and very disgutingly delicious and the coffeee wasn't too bad either!!....for American coffee anyway, they reall do struggle to make a good coffee and sometimes I wonder why do they taost a salad roll with the salad in it what the!!!!
I have absolutely loved this city but not as easy to have a conversation with people as it has been in other cities some of that could be because in London and Paris I was in smaller hotels and so the guests kind got to know each other but in the bigger ones that doesn't seem to happen.
My flight from NY was good even though I thought i was travelling withj United when in actual fact I was flying with US airways and so hadto walk to another terminal, fortunately I had allowed plenty of time, to top it off I had to pay $25 to checvk my luggage!, got a shuttle bus from the airport to my hotel. Have been for a walk and familiarised myself and will probably fo a hop on hop off tur tomorrow so that I get to see where everything is.

Posted by Brians RTW 17:38 Archived in USA Tagged round_the_world

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