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Sep 15, 2017 - A day in Italy- I mean New York

I reckon we have eaten more authentic Italian food and heard more Italian spoken than we ever did whilst travelling through Italy. Luckily I love Italy, the Italians and everything Italian in between. A less hectic day today was welcomed. We started off early with a walk along the High Line (an urban renewal project where a disused and abandoned elevated railway line used between 1929 and 1934, has had a fantastic transformation into a walkway linking Midtown to Chelsea with lovely gardens along the way). Themed Sculptures En route as well...

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Sep 14, 2017 - Tranquility within the New York circus

Last day of our New York pass, so another hectic day of sightseeing ensuring value for money. Have made notes of advice received from all our guides en route, so now have another whole week to see and do, soak in New York vibes and characteristics, at our own pace, whew. Will be a little more relaxing and not so srtructured. We started the day with an early morning 2 hour cycle through Central Park, though I think I was very brave cycling through the streets of New York Before we got to the Park. I am so amazed that absolutely nobody pays...

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Sep 13, 2017 - New York - Diversity to the extreme

Ahh finally, I've clicked with New York and love it. Not sure why it has taken me so long but am now in the groove and get it! I thought Times Square would hit me with a thump, it's always my favourite New Years Eve count down on TV but actually it's just a huge mass of people, noise and chaos in amongst a lot of shops and cheap restaurants. However, I just love the areas outside of Manhatten, Eg. Brooklyn, Harlem and especially The Bronx, Lower Manhatten and the Financial area also gave me a buzz. New York is obviously very crowded, most...

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Sep 13, 2017 - Craning my neck in NY

New York is hard work, so much to see, to do and to experience, the sheer volume of people, constant noise, movement, things hapening, sights, sounds and surrounded by the tallest buildings ever. New York is certainly an experience. We left home yesterday at 8 am and didn't return until about 11pm, so a big and busy day hanging out in the Big Apple. We joined a walking NY street food tour in the Hells Kitchen area with a really totally off the planet sort of New Yorker which was well worthwhile, stopping for best pizza, authentic tacos,...

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Sep 11, 2017 - New York, you're weird but fun!

We had an interesting and long day generally sussing out the sounds, smells, people's and of course famous buildings in a couple of New York suburbs. They say New York is a good city for walking and boy are they right, we certainly walked our little tootsies off today. An early morning walk across the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge with magnificent views of lower Manhatten made me think of the many times Ellen, Gill and I walk across Sydney Harbour bridge into the city. It is a pretty fine bridge, really attractive and well thought out with cars...

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Sep 10, 2017 - Hallelujah- Sunday in Harlem surely!

Ahhhh New York, you are slowly sucking me in, we are getting acquainted and I am enjoying it. So where else would you spend a Sunday morning in New York, other than in Harlem. It was a little quiet with all the shops etc closed but felt like a lazy Sunday morning in an interesting suburb, people watching and learning a bit about the African -American heritage which interests me as we completed a self guided walking tour. We attended part of a church service, enjoyed Striver's Row with its tree lined streets in a more affluent area of...

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Sep 10, 2017 - The Grand Ole Lady waves g'day

Well, I'll be damned! There I was sitting on a little ole ferry boat cruising towards Staton Island when this grand old Mama sitting on her pedestal don't give me a big wave with her lamp as we done sail by her perch! Yes, our first day in New York, New York. We are already 'old hands' at using the subways, it didn't occur to me how old and grubby they would be, but certainly have character. This morning we joined an excellent free walking tour, our guide was a genuine (as genuine as you get in NY , anyway at least he was born here) New...

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Sep 1, 2017 - US Open - Our Final Day

September 1 - New York US Open day 3 of our package deal. We have day tickets only for today however we can stay on the grounds as long as we like, just cannot go into the main stadium (Arthur Ashe) for the evening matches. The gates open at 9:30 but matches do not start until 11:00; so after a somewhat leisurely breakfast we head off to the metro stop for the 30 minute ride to the venue along with a few hundred of our fellow tennis fans. The days matches we have tickets for are: Petra Kvitova/Caroline Garcia; Denis Shapovalov/Kyle Edmund;...

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Aug 31, 2017 - US Open - Second Day

Today we are going to be at the Open all day as we have tickets for both the day and evening sessions. We learned on the way out to the Billie Jean King Tennis Center that you should stand at the beginning or the end of the subway platform. If you stand in the middle, the cars are full and you have to stand for the 13 stops. Before going to our seats at Ashe Stadium, we stood in line for Court 17 to watch Berdych and Dolgopolov. I thought Berych appeared to be moving gingerly and he did lose the first set. We left at that point to get to...

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Aug 30, 2017 - New York - The US Open Tennis Tournament

August 29 - we left from Long Beach airport on Jet Blue bound for Eastern Europe (Estonia and Poland) with a stop at New York for a few days at the US Open in Flushing Meadows. Upon arrival at JFK we hailed a cab to our Comfort Inn in Queens, our lodging for the next four nights. Navigating through construction zones and one-way streets our cab driver finally found the hotel. The neighborhood is undergoing some major renovation and what is not should be. Having settled in we checked out dining choices - pizza it is at Lucky's. Then to bed...

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Aug 30, 2017 - Why You Should Go Ahead and Take that Road Trip (and How to Make It Happen)

Taking a road trip is something that many people wish they could do and they never manage to make it work. While hitting the road might seem unattainable in many ways, the fact is that it is entirely possible to plan a trip that works for your schedule and your budget, as well. An adventure like this can often end up being an event than you remember for years to come—and you’ll often be happy that you jumped in and made it work for you. Here are some reasons why you should consider going ahead with that road trip. Road tripping can be...

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Aug 14, 2017 - How to Make Your Road Trip Easy and Fun for the Whole Family

No one said going on a road trip was an easy thing to do—especially when you have a family in tow and you plan on seeing a lot. As fun as road trips can be, they can also add a lot of stress and can add up over a while. Fortunately, there are some ways you can consider making your ride smoother—and much of them are easy to incorporate into the trip you already have planned. Here are some ways you can make your road trip across the US more enjoyable for everyone. Plan well in advance Planning a great road trip sometimes means taking weeks or...

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