This year is quite different from past years when it comes to holidays as we’ve actually gone pretty mad with the destinations.
In addition to our trip in August/September we’ve also opted to take a two week leave to go back to the USA. To New York specifically.
To make matters worse: we’ve also decided that, as we are in the vicinity anyway, trips to Niagara Falls and Las Vegas were going to be part of the deal also.
So, here we are.
After quite an eventful flight with turbulence and today being riddled with appearances from well known Dutchmen, New York itself is still really impressive.
From arriving at Newark and taking the Newark Airport Express bus directly into Manhattan to just being there in the city that never sleeps it all is quite overwhelming. There are people and taxis everywhere you look, and the skyscrapers stand tall all around.
And when you thought you’ve seen a tall building, just go to Manhattan and find out anything smaller than bout 20 floors is just being dwarfed by huge buildings like the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Bank of America and so many others. Everywhere you look, buildings lower than 5 floors are really rare. How different from our cities can it be!
Unfortunately for us, the weather is not that great right now. We flew in with quite heavy rain and an appalling 14 degrees temperature in overcast skies. Not really perfect.
Also, we were told it will not be the greatest of weather in the coming days. Bummer!
Right now, we are both very tired and probably going off to bed soon. Tomorrow a new day, and probably a lot of stuff to do and see!