Day 36 – New York City #2

I’m writing this blog as I sit on the Subway at 3am in the morning. Gaaah, my Contact lenses are just so dry.

My morning started off at 9.30am, all showered and dressed ready for my morning run at Central Park.
I went the right way this time and was at Central park in under 10 minutes.
It’s honestly such a pretty place to go to. There’s so many different areas to explore you could be there all day.

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I didn’t really know where I was going, I just ran (mostly walked) for the next 3 hours or so.
I know! I sat down once that whole time. I really wish I had a pedometer so I know how many steps I’ve been taking exploring NYC.

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I had a walk through the garden part of the park which was quite pretty if you’re into that sort of thing. I saw that they do free walking tours of the garden for like 75 minutes. I really don’t know what you could talk about for over an hour 😴

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I headed off in search of the Bow Bridge which is always shown in movies or pictures of Central Park.
On the way I stopped for a cheeky chocolate magnum for breakfast as well. (Health freak I know)

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And I also had to take pictures of this amazing view!
I wish I had a selfie stick or something so I could take a picture of me in front of this landscape.
The downfalls of solo travelling…

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I did eventually find the bow bridge but I didn’t walk across it. I more just took lots of pictures of it from afar haha.
There were a few people in boats rowing around the lake as well which was pretty cute.

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After taking pictures I went and sat down in one of the grassy areas.
I was pretty much surrounded by children and what I assumed where all their nannies.
I then decided to sign up for a nanny agency while sitting there for New York haha.
That’s what I’m really wanting to do at the moment, move to New York and become a nanny for a year at least. It’s just finding the right family and the right company to go through! Anyone got any ideas?

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Or maybe any other ideas on how I can work in New York without becoming a doctor or something they desperately need?

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Once I was finished at the park, I was txting my friend Harley organising dinner for later tonight when he mentioned about going to The High Line. It’s basically a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.
I took the subway there (which I’m getting pretty good at I might add) and walked some of the high line.
It actually goes from around the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street but I was getting too hot and had walked way too much already I thought it’d be time for some food.

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I walked down to the popular Chelsea market complex to get something to eat.
It’s all inside and fills an entire city block with a connecting bridge over Tenth Avenue to the adjacent 85 Tenth Avenue building, which was also part of the Nabisco complex but is now separately owned. (This is the place that invented the Oreo Cookie!!)

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It has so many food places inside, a bit of shopping, office spaces upstairs for tenants and also some TV production facilities for companies like Food network and EMI Music publishing.

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I also found out that more recently, Google has moved into some of the second, third, and fourth floors along with YouTube on the fifth.

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I wasn’t sure what to eat so ended up just grabbing a lemonade and a slice of Italian Pizza.
While I was eating, my friend from Contiki messaged me and we decided to meet up in Times Square.

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I took the Subway again and met her in the centre of times square.
We did a bit of shopping and grabbed a juice and some M&M’s from m&m world together 🙂
I also got 2 pairs of new gym pants to wear back home.
I’ve been to my fave gym store Lululemon here but i actually don’t like any of the patterns/styles they have out at the moment. It’s all really disappointing so I’m hoping my Forever 21 gym pants will do the job.

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By the time I left Times Square it was about 7pm so I headed back to my hostel to have a shower and get ready to meet my old flatmate Harley and his girlfriend Monica for dinner in Brooklyn.

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I took 2 trains to get there but it was still pretty easy.
We went and had some yummy thai food and then went out to Harley’s friends house a 15 minute drive away.

There was about 5 of us sitting around drinking (me – not so much) I was knackered!
We didn’t end up leaving until about 2.30am and so I took the subway home.
It was a little bit dodgy but I was probably just over thinking it.
The first subway that came I didn’t think was the one I was meant to be on so I didn’t get on.
Turns out it was the correct one so i had to wait 20 minutes for the next one.

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Eventually it came, and then we had to stop for like 6 minutes for some problem on the track. The whole subway ride was about 40 minutes and when I did eventually get to my stop it was at a different entrance that I usually exit out of so had to walk 10 minutes to my hostel trying to figure out where I was!
I’m not doing very good on the safety front am i…

I am now currently in bed at my hostel and thought I would finish this blog off.
I was really quiet so as not to disturb the other 3 girls in my dorm room.
1 is snoring right now. *sigh*
😴😴

Xxx

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