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Dec 14, 2004 - Getting to NYC

Get a very early cab to Seattle airport (our trip was never meant to involve early flights) and checkin. Bloke tells us that our lounge is on the left. Well that's what we thought he said. What he meant was that there is a separate queue for "Elite" passengers on the left. Woooo - a separate queue don't you say. When we try to get in to the lounge, reception witch tells us that we can't because we're not flying internationally. We're not best pleased. The only other option is the NorthWest Airlines lounge and that will involve going through...

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Dec 14, 2004 - The human zoo that is New York

When one arrives in New York, one feels as if they already know the place, thanks so much to the US movie and television industry. One could be led to believe that what you see and hear on the movie and on the tv is just that 'make-believe'. Oh No. New York is a human zoo. You could spend years just looking and studying all that makes up this wonderful city. Don't get me wrong, New York is very exciting and full of wonderful things, but you can't help but think its a very sureal, if not unreal place. After waiting a bit longer than expected...

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Dec 11, 2004 - Julehandel i New York

Bussturen fra Playa del Carmen til Mexico City tok 24 timer med buss. Avgang kl 07.30 tirsdag morgen og ankomst kl 08.00 onsdag morgen. Å sitte stille i 24 timer er et eneste langt mareritt. Mer er det ikke å si om den turen ! Fra busstasjonen i Mexico tok vi taxi til flyplassen, som kun lå et steinkast unna. Flyet vårt til New York hadde avgang kl 14.00 så for en gang skyld var vi ute i god tid. Men på flyplassen fikk vi tilbud om å hoppe på et fly som gikk kl 09.00 i stedet. Dermed kan vi notere tidenes korteste opphold i Mexico City : 1...

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Nov 30, 2004 - New York

We had a great Thanksgiving with Becky's family in Massachusetts. We got our trip off to a bad start though by leaving several essentials at Becky's house and having to get them overnighted to us. Hope this isn't a sign of things to come! We took the Chinatown bus from Boston to New York, chatting with our friend Bethany the whole way. Now we're in New York, staying with our college friends Bill and Joe. Yesterday we wandered around, finished up some errands, and went to Brother Jimmy's bar to meet up with friends. Today we're just laying...

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Nov 18, 2004 - Old friends in New York

I can´t believe it. I packed up my flat, finished up at my job, said goodbye to family and friends, and took off. Again! This time it seemed so much more exhausting than I remember. And I already look forward to getting back. As cold and windy and bloody rainy that London is, it is my home, for now. Thanks to all who came to see me off, either at Guanabara Bar in Covent Garden (let that be the last time for a while I pay that much for a Brazilian caipirinha), or at home in Herne Hill, where BBQs in November are nothing unusual! But...

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Nov 4, 2004 - To New York.

We left early to avoid to many problems driving out of the city. It was a pretty uneventful drive, though we did stop for a 99c breakfast at IKEA! Finding the hotel was a bit of a nightmare. We are staying in New Jersey, next to Giants Stadium. However, after finding the stadium it took us a further hour to find the hotel. Once checked in we had to drive across New York to JFK to drop the car back. We then caught the subway then the bus back to the hotel. This journey took a good 4-5 hours in the end and we were worn out when we arrived...

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Oct 22, 2004 - A long drive.

We picked the car up from Avis before 8am and set of on our drive to Sandusky. The first part of the drive took us through Queens past Flushing Meadows (US Open Tennis) and Shea Stadium (NY Mets Baseball). We then went over the George Washington Bridge which gave us our first vies of the Manhattan Skyline. The road the went through the Bronx, past Yankee Stadium and the out off of Manhattan Island in to New York State. The drive was a very long one out of New York State and across Pennsylvania, where we stopped in the middle of nowhere for...

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Oct 21, 2004 - New Orleans / New York

New Orleans to New York The train left at 7.20am & we had to be there about 45mins before departure so another early start today. We had booked deluxe sleepers for this overnight trip which took in about 13 of the states. Deluxe would probably be better described as comfortable. Apart form that the staff had poor work attitudes. It was similar in all respects to Qld Rail - it ran late by a couple of hours & ran out of all food & drink (some did not even make it on board though it was shown on the menu.) Out from New Orleans past some of the...

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Oct 19, 2004 - "I want to be a part of it, ..."

Oooh ahh, welcome to New York! I remember Andy and Soph who I stayed with in California saying it's like living in a movie over here. New York is so much more the case. I got in late on the first night and apart from the shitty hotel and missing booking there wasn't much to report. I moved hotels the next day. I'm now 160 steps from Times Square. All those big video screens you remember from TV/moofies at home - well it's probably 10 times that now. I cannot believe the money that has been spent on advertising screens and the amount of...

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Oct 13, 2004 - Leaving NY

Hi all Tomorrow we are heading off to Atlantic City, NJ. We are only there for 1 night but I think our hotel is fairly central and close to the casinos. We have had an amazing past four days. Monday and Tuesday, we took an open-top bus tour which took us uptown, downtown and to Brooklyn and also included a night tour. Along our tour, we went to the top of the Empire State building (got some amazing shots), visited the Statue of Liberty and visited the WTC site (ground zero). We also took the Statten Island ferry which is supposed to give...

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Oct 10, 2004 - New York City

DAY 5 (Sun 10th Oct) Bob & Jean drove me to Rochester airport to get the flight down to La Guardia NY. I would like to say what a truly delightful, generous and friendly couple they are. It felt as though we had been friends for years, and it was only a short while since we last met, not 11 years. They have gone out of their way to show me their home terriory and home State, of which they are very proud. Thank you, Bob & Jean, for the wonderful time I had with you. I mean it when I say come and visit on your next European trip. (Although...

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Oct 9, 2004 - Arrive in New York , New York

Hi all. This adventure has started in earnest and already there's lots of news. I haven't put any photo's up yet as today being Sunday, there were no developing places open. (not as much as you would expect is open on a Sunday in NY). I will upload our NY photo's later this week. Events leading up to departure were pretty uneventful except for a brief pant-filling moment when the check-in girls of Kuwait Airways were not happy that Steve did not have a Visa and machine-readable passport-they did not seem to be aware that this was okay up to...

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