New York

Day 22

Here she is, back in New York almost six months to the day. I’ve only ever visited during Summer, so couldn’t pass up the opportunity to experience it at Christmas whilst I was on my way through.

My bus got in at about 12pm, so first things first I went to Macy’s. It was super Christmassy inside but as much as I wanted to, I wasn’t sure I’d be allowed to sit on Santa’s lap at the age of 23. However, I did manage to cross one present off the list…Would joke about buying this for my Dad like Buddy did, but that’s actually a bit much isn’t it. Will just be your standard book or t-shirt this year, Derek x

Then I went to Rockefeller Centre to see the famous Christmas tree. I had a look but the walk through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest and going through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops (not to mention the Lincoln Tunnel as well) was a bit long for me, so I just got the Subway instead.

The tree was gorgeous and the light show on Saks Fifth Avenue was unreal! It felt so Christmassy πŸŽ…πŸ½

After that I went round St Patrick’s Cathedral and then to the Top of the Rock. I didn’t get the chance to do either of these things in the Summer, so I’m glad I was able to fit them in this time.

Also, not being funny but what kind of Observatory doesn’t let you bring your blades in?? Thank you again to security for holding on to mine for me.

Day 23

Today was my last proper day in New York, so I made sure I went to the ice rink at Central Park first (I’ve seen about 47 ice rinks on this trip but this one was definitely the best). Central Park looked so nice in the winter- very different from when I was sunbathing there in summer!

After that, I went to The Met. I ran out of time to do this in the Summer, so I’m really glad I got the chance to go this time. It was honestly the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to!

They even had a bit of a pyramid in there that you could go in and look at the hieroglyphics. Of course this was my favourite bit because, as previously mentioned, Egyptians are life.

Told you about the reflective surface thing…If you know, you know…

If you’re ever here and you have the chance, I would definitely recommend it. You’d probably need a full day though if you’re anything like me (I actually got asked to leave as they were closing).

In the evening I attempted to go to 230 fifth- a really cool rooftop bar with light up igloos to sit in. Unfortunately it was closed for a private event and, try as I might, they wouldn’t let me in “not even for one drink? πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ΌπŸ˜‡β˜ΉοΈ”. Snakes.

Even though it was a very fleeting visit, I had a lovely time here and it was amazing to see the city at Christmas. On to the last leg of my US tour, Washington DC. Can’t believe it’s nearly over 😰

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