11.01.2011 - 11.01.2011 -4 °C
Day 4: Finicial District
-Canal St (This was not really worth our time, it was pretty much a strip full of souvineer shops with shady people offering to show you fake handbags, but it all goes down to experience but really I put it the same as Bali)
-Scout Bar (O'neals is the real name of the bar but in the SATC Movie it's Steve's Bar called Scout, looks exactly the same but after embarrassingly taking pics out the front we decided to go back later tonight for a cocktail where they hopefullly won't recognise us as lame tourists!!)
-Brookly Bridge (gorgeous bridge, very big and great view of the City/Brooklyn)
-City Hall (this area has some beatiful old buildings, kinda felt like we were in London, but the best thing about this area were the SQUIRRELS they were everywhere and were pretty accustomed to humans as they ran up to your feet and people fed them acorns!! SO CUTE)
-Pier 17 (Tahns and I were hoping to see some of the big fish being loaded in but it was all closed up for the day even most of the seafood restaurants were closed, it would be an amzing tourist spot during summer)
-Wall Street (now this place was pretty cool, we were both expecting it to be a very fast paced street with business men rushing around everywhere but suprisingly it wasn't, however it does seem that each business man has his own personal driver who waits in a town car either on wall street or the surrounding streets....this street represents CASH and lots of it!!)
-Statue of Liberty (we were running out of time so we caught the last ferry which went out to the statue but didn't get off to go to onto the island, although, I think the best photo opps would be from the boat rather than her feet. I think the quote to sum up the Statue of Liberty would be"the bitch is kinda small")
-9/11 Memorial (there is no longer anyway to see the area as it is fenced off due to the construction of the new memeorial they are building which looks like it will be pretty special. They have made a little shop that has information and artifacts in relation to 9/11 though. Tahns and I were pretty moved by what was in there, it had many books, documentaries etc on the day, however what was most moving would have to be the artifacts pulled from the area, one of which was a lady's jacket with her husbands testiment to their life together, they also had a statue of liberty covered in the uniform patches of all of those that helped but did not survive. This was a very special place to have visited today)
-Flatrion Building (this is the skinny triangle building that Tahns just had to see, however it was a great old building seen in many movies)
-Subway (Tahns and I caught the subway probably 10 times today and yeah it may be a bit shady but it gets you from A-B a hell of a lot faster than your feet do. A classic moment was when we were travelling a man with an agressive voice stands up and announces he wants everybody to "listen up", I think Tahns and I both simultaneously thought we were going to get shot....however he just started asking everyonne for money....you think you have seen some dodgy people at frankston train station but here 'thug' is a dress code)
Last night I could not sleep for the life of me, I came down stairs and played on the net till the wee hours, went back up to bed....still couldnt sleep so took a sleeping tablet. This means we did not wake up to 10 which is very late for us considering the amount we have to get done each day and I was groggy as from the sleeping tablet, was pretty annoying!! The knee had also not miraculously fixed itself over night which I was hoping so I sent the gorgeoous Tahns to the chemist across the street to get me some stuff to fiix the problem....a heat pack, anti-inflammitories and a knee brace later and I was good to go!! The knee brace gave my thigh a cool fat roll through my leggins but whatever it was a life saver today!! Today was a good day, tahns and I had some great 'fist bumping' (inside joke) moments and was all very interesting stuff to see. Currently Tahns and I are sinking some extremely cheap smirnoff, heat packing my knee and waiting for the fabulous Tammy to get back to the hostel so we can go party in the east village. Pretty excited for it!!
I cant upload any photos as my memory card does not fit the slot on this laptop and Tahnee informs me there is a cord that does this that I did not bring?? eeek
Also some interesting things I have noticed so far are that the toilet seats seem to be really big here, this may be allowing for the very big bottomed Americans??, and to turn the light switches on at home you flick the light down, here you flick the switch up....this feels very unnatural and I constantly get it wrong, I will investigate this furhter though as it may just be our old hostel with dodgy lighting??? Also, McDonalds is sooo sooo cheap you can get 20 McNuggets for 4.99!!!
PS... I freaking miss my dog so much and cannot forsee myself being without him for the rest of the trip.....mum and dad I think its time to send him over, I have figured out the cold situation for him as today I saw a dog with mini ugg boots on his paws....problem solved!!