The one in the big apple

Intersession!

We stayed at The Lexington, on 48th, which is two or three blocks up from Times Sq, making for great travel and food opportunities! Sadly, our room was the party room for the first night, with …mixed results. However, despite a slightly groggy start to the morning after (trying to fit five people in a double bed is not a good idea guys), I got my professional tourist on!

Had to grab lunch at a classic diner. Comfort got really good reviews. Despite the slight price, the food was delicious!

Had to grab lunch at a classic diner. Comfort got really good reviews. Despite the slight price, the food was delicious!

This BLT was probably the healthiest thing I ate all weekend  I still can't quite get my head around prices in America, you have to add a random amount of tax to everything you buy, AND everyone expects tips, it's insane, buying anything is like a sick game of Russian roulette as you never know exactly what is going to happen until you get the receipt!

This BLT was probably the healthiest thing I ate all weekend
I still can’t quite get my head around prices in America, you have to add a random amount of tax to everything you buy, AND everyone expects tips, it’s insane, buying anything is like a sick game of Russian roulette as you never know exactly what is going to happen until you get the receipt!

this was a longer exposure shot of the main plaza, it's interesting to note how still some people stood for the entire length of the shot, they are so sharp!

this was a longer exposure shot of the main plaza, it’s interesting to note how still some people stood for the entire length of the shot, they are so sharp!

The roof of Grand Central is spectacular, Sadly, I don't have a wide enough lens or short enough legs to capture the entire thing in any sort of detail, so this little bit will have to do

The roof of Grand Central is spectacular, Sadly, I don’t have a wide enough lens or short enough legs to capture the entire thing in any sort of detail, so this little bit will have to do

Classic

The subway is like a dirtier, more expensive version of the tube, I miss you, London!

The subway is like a dirtier, more expensive version of the tube, I miss you, London!

This has to be my favourite advert of all time

This has to be my favourite advert of all time

It's longer than you think

It’s longer than you think

NY-9

The view from Brooklyn Bridge was pretty fantastic, great sights of the water and the Manhattan skyline

The view from Brooklyn Bridge was pretty fantastic, great sights of the water and the Manhattan skyline

Lock & Key NY-12
NY-13 NY-14 The view from the other side of the bridge Knot NY-17

Shake shack make incredible stuff, How did I not know about this before?!

Shake shack make incredible stuff, How did I not know about this before?!

NY-19 NY-20 NY-21 Selfie NY-23 NY-24 NY-25 NY-26

Ground zero, you have to see it, words can't really do it justice.

Ground zero, you have to see it, words can’t really do it justice.

Yesterday it rained, hideously, and so the only place we could find in the few moments we had between monsoons was a nondescript Chinese. I had slow cooked beef brisket in noodle soup. Normally, I'm not a big fan of Chinese, with a very reserved pallet (darn you, Mother!) but this was fantastic! I'd definitely have it again, a great bargain for $10.

Yesterday it rained, hideously, and so the only place we could find in the few moments we had between monsoons was a nondescript Chinese. I had slow cooked beef brisket in noodle soup. Normally, I’m not a big fan of Chinese, with a very reserved pallet (darn you, Mother!) but this was fantastic! I’d definitely have it again, a great bargain for $10.

There was this nice little french-looking patisserie a few blocks up from my hotel. As the guys in the room were recovering, I stole the opportunity for a cheeky breakfast. The pastries were delicious, and the service was fantastic, however, it's probably the worst hot chocolate I've ever had, ever. It was like drinking warm water *shudders*, couldn't tip.

There was this nice little french-looking patisserie a few blocks up from my hotel. As the guys in the room were recovering, I stole the opportunity for a cheeky breakfast. The pastries were delicious, and the service was fantastic, however, it’s probably the worst hot chocolate I’ve ever had, ever. It was like drinking warm water *shudders*, couldn’t tip.

I love this

I love this

NY-32

Lego wall!

Lego wall!

This Apple store was pretty cool, unnecessary, but awesome - apple in one!

This Apple store was pretty cool, unnecessary, but awesome – apple in one!

To shelter from the rain after our Steak 'n' shake (seriously, the best and cheapest burgers in Midtown Manhattan), I happened upon The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and had, after my disappointing breakfast, one of the best hot chocolates of my life. This was a sweet offering, contrasted to TAP's darker, more wholesome contribution. It was big too, and just under $4!

To shelter from the rain after our Steak ‘n’ shake (seriously, the best and cheapest burgers in Midtown Manhattan), I happened upon The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and had, after my disappointing breakfast, one of the best hot chocolates of my life. This was a sweet offering, contrasted to TAP’s darker, more wholesome contribution. It was big too, and just under $4!

 

Now for Second Session, wish me luck…

 

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