Two Idiots Abroad
Two idiots (Simon Jakowicz and Glenn Goodhall) spending 90 days traveling around the United States, departing on the 12th September 2013. Follow our adventures as we journey from the concrete jungle - New York to the city of angels - Los Angeles.

Second bite of the apple

By: Glenn Goodhall on 17th Sep 2013

Wow what a hectic last few days, I think we have pretty much walked the distance of Manhattan. We only had four days to see the big apple and it's wonderful sights so we didn't waste any time.

First up today was the Dakota a pretty impressive apartment building where the famous John Lennon was shot, apparently yoko ono still lives there but we didn't ask to pop in for a cup of tea. If your ever in New York I wouldn't bother with China Town, well unless you like funny smells packed streets and graffiti on your apartment. From Manhattan bridge you can get some spectacular views of the New York skyline and is well worth a look.

We took a trip uptown to visit the biggest franchise in America the New York Yankees. I suppose the English equivalent would be Arsenal or the MK Dons or as I like to call them plastic Dons. On our way home from the Yankees stadium we both were exhausted and managed to miss our subway stop, although I'm pretty glad we did because we had the pleasure of listening to three men playing the bongos, sounded amazing what a cool sound.

Our last full day in New York was a less hectic one but tiring none the less. We couldn't miss seeing Ground Zero and it's wonderful fountains. Not only are the fountains an amazing memorial for the victims of 9/11 they're also a great big of engineering. The names of the victims are along in printed along the edge and are heated so that they're never cold to touch. The museum was pretty sad experience with victims family members giving their account of the day and what they went through. Some of the memorabilia included fireman's jacket, steel from one of the towers and also a plane ticket.

Next up was to visit the lady herself the Stature Of Liberty. I think this was one of my favourite landmarks in New York she really is stunning. She represents freedom and was a welcoming sign for the immigrants who arrived in America.

After our trip to Liberty Island we found a pizza place where we did our own man vs food challenge with three giant slices of pizza, unfortunately the pizza won this time.

The Empire State Building was next, arguably New York's most famous skyscraper. The Empire State Building was built in the 1930's and was in direct competition with the Chrysler building to be the tallest. We decided to do the sky ride which included an imax tour of the city with Kevin Bacon as the narrator. I enjoyed the sky ride and pleased that pretty much everything that was shown on the ride we had seen. Up to the 86th floor we went with spectacular views of the New York skyline as far as the eye could see.

During our time in New York I have found out how diverse the city is and everyone seems to be helpful to one another.

Onwards and upwards next stop Atlantic City...


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Victoria - 17th Sep 2013 09:47:36
Bongos, your new instrument on your return?? :) awaiting the next blog Gleneagles! X