So far my great American Adventure is off to a great start. I have begun my travels in the Empire State, New York. I have spent the last few days exploring the city, hiking in upstate new york and shopping of course.

New York City

On my first day in the US, I headed into New York City. I walked Manhattan from top to bottom, walking a total of 29,000 steps, safe to say my legs felt like they were going to fall off by the end of the day. I began my day by visiting Grand Central, I watched the busy commuters rush on by while I admired the chandeliers and the attention to detail on the ceiling. Its a truly beautiful station. I then walked down to New York Public Library (anyone interested in taking a trip to New York, it is free the enter the library as a visitor and it’s definitely worth the visit). After grabbing a bite to eat, I headed down to the financial district towards the World Trade Centre, taking in the views of the Empire State and the Crysler buildings on the way. I admired how tall the World Trade center is and the reflection of the clouds on the windows. I then headed over to the memorial for September 11th to pay my respect.

After exploring the financial district, I headed towards the Hudson River. I’ve been to New York a handful of times, however, it’s been a few years since I hopped on board the Staten Island Ferries. I was surprised with how much I enjoyed the experience. I remember having a brilliant view of the Statue of Liberty, I did not, however, remember having such a great view of the city’s skyline. The Ferry also offers a decent view of Brooklyn Bridge.

When I got off one ferry and jumped straight on board another one too exchange place in Jersey City, too catch the sunset reflect on to the New York City Skyline.

 

My Travel Diary: Part 1