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Patricia Stanton’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 25 Aug 2005

Location: New York, USA

MapWell hello!
New York New York! the bronx is up and the battery's down - my gospel as i lost my map on my second day in the big city!

So I met up with my dear friend Cat Rewell and hit New York for six days. After five months in south america i got very excited over the little things, brushing my teeth with tap water, not having rice and potatoes with everything... but still true to my back pack i did a big dodge on accommodation, i am still waiting to be hit by the karma for that one.

All the usual New York rituals were enjoyed, Tiffany's, Bloomingdales, Central Park and a Broadway show (although i only just managed to squeeze this in and had to check my massive pack at the theatre) It is amazing how in a pack that is so full extra space can be found for wonderful shopping. We even dropped by NBC today and saw brooks and gun live in concert - such a wonderful noise at 8 am on a monday morning.

We had a couple of good nights out on the town, meet some lovely New Yorkers and found it ridiculously easy to get a cab... I don't know what all the complaining is about.

I tried to go to the US open but had all kinds of trouble with my VISA card, and found out that not everyone in New York is as super friendly as i thought. I ended up getting back on the subway and heading to the Queens Library (a lovely place) so I could get on the internet and phone the bank - a whole bunch of stress over nothing.

I saw some live music, ate some lovely food, did some good markets shopping, bought cds and drank nice wine... It really is a wonderful town