New York: Manhattan by foot.

This entry has been published on March 12, 2012. Please bear in mind I have changed my views on some things since then. -- Dieser Eintrag wurde am March 12, 2012 veröffentlicht. Bitte denk beim Lesen daran, dass ich meine Ansichten zu einigen Dingen seither geändert habe.

The flight was great, getting to Manhattan was also pretty easy. Only my suitcase got into my way more often than not – lesson learned, next time it’s the backpack for sure.

For the first night, there was already a party planned: Couchsurfing New York’s weekly meeting, featuring the birthday party of two members. People were asked to dress up 80ies-themed, and some costumes were really great 🙂

The next day we went to Central Park … Just like that, we walked all the way from 103rd street down to Central Park Zoo. Of course we took a break in between; we had a snack in a Cafe that is located in a church(!). Also, we visited the shop at the Guggenheim Museum (I got a book on graveyards around New York there 🙂 ).

Thanks to some awesome recommendations from Chris, my former work colleague, we had a huge list of food to choose from for lunch. We decided to have the roastbeef sandwich from Little Italy – something we for sure did not regret. The rest of the list is still somewhere around, for my next trip 😉

Later we walked over to Brooklyn (yes, all the way from Little Italy via the Bridge). After that, we went to High Line Park – all in all this were about 12 km that day, so I had good reason to fall asleep on the couch at 9 pm 😉

The next day, we had breakfast at the mexican restaurant downstairs, packed our stuff, said good-bye to Nicky and the other surfers and went to pick up our car at the airport.

The lady at the rental company tried to make us change from a normal car to a SUV, as the weather was “so  bad”. In fact, the further north we got, the sunnier it was. True story.

And now for some pictures!