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New York City – part I

“I wanna be a part of it, New York… NEW YORK!”

Well, I’m not in Australia.  Yep!  I’m in the BIG APPLE!  Friends and family back home ask “So how’s New York?”  To be honest, the only response I can come up with is…. CRAZY.

We’ve been here for 3 days now and I’m already exhausted!  First night we popped out for a celebratory glass of wine that we’d survived the VERY long flights here.  And after a big sleep-in, headed out with no plans.  Of course a few blocks from our hotel was the flashing lights of Times Square.  WOW.  It’s CRAZY!!!   After a well needed coffee at Starbucks (honestly we are yet to find decent coffee…) we journeyed off to find the pub that was the inspiration for “How I met your mother”.  We sat for a while in this beautiful old bar and had dinner, and even watched some baseball.

Sunday was the day Alex had his conference, so NY was all mine!  The only plan I had made for our stay in NY was today.  I booked a ticket to the last show of the New York City Ballet’s Spring season.  It was a triple bill and the last number was an American Ballet called “Stars and Stripes” which I thought was essential being in America.  Well it was one of the best ballet’s I’ve seen.  For a 30 min piece, I swear these dancers dance more than in a full length show!  Truly amazing!

After catching up with a friend I haven’t seen since my adventures in Europe it was off to bed to much needed rest to tackle another day in the city that never sleeps!!  Here’s a few moments from our first few days… (all taken on the iphone 5)