New York City. The Final Days of our amazing Canada Trip
Three days in what I believe is the best city in the world – with my best travel companion and best mate.
Three days where Chris felt the need to offer oxygen at regular intervals as Anne Marie and I talked without drawing breath.
Walking went along with the talking. Despite our previous visit we saw a new side of New York. As happened on our previous visit we walked our legs off. So here are the highlights:
Beer at the pop up bar on the river just down the road
Delicious Mexican with a difference served by wonderfully friendly women at Cascabel Taqueria
Steamy New York subways entertained by all kinds of local activity including a chatty man doing sketches of people in this case Anne Marie. Adding a splash of gold at the last minute to a picture that bore no likeness whatsoever! I still have it!!
Coffee and a quick tour of the lounges at the Jane Hotel – despite average reviews I would stay there. A long history of varying accommodations from seamens mission to YMCA and now a kind of over the top Bohemian hotel – just my style.
Walking the Highline an amazing walk through a public park built on a historic disused rail line above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Built with a huge volunteer commitment.
A walk to Harlem and lunch amongst the quirky décor at Red Rooster – comfort food in all its deliciousness.
Living like a local with my lovely friend and family in a New York apartment. Lots of laughs, beers, talking, music videos and hot August nights (I know not original but true).
Walking through and round and getting lost in Central Park – well the last bit caused a few tense moments in the heat of New York midsummer but we made it.
A late night walk around the 9/11 site and memorial.
And finally, reluctantly, sadly – leaving. A final drop of Champagne at the airport and onto the wonderful Cathay Pacific to wing us ever so reluctantly homeward.
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