Saturday, 25 June 2011

Hello from New York!

I have arrived safely, you'll be happy to know. Flights were fine (will update another post on fear of flying when I get the chance), though had zero sleep. Also had to rush at LAX to get through customs for my connecting flight - made it just in time!

So I got in to JFK airport yesterday evening and caught a taxi to my hotel on 5th ave (love that the uni is paying for this). The taxi driver was interesting, asked lots of questions about Australia and asked to see Australian money. "This is Queen Elizabeth right?" (looking at $5), "yes that's right", "you guys still follow him?", "err, yes?".

I had a quick look around near my hotel last night, in search of food. Since I was super tired I settled with Wendy's (as far as I know, there aren't any Wendy's in Aus, or at least Sydney). The guy was very confused when I asked for chips, "you want... juice?". Haha I have to remember the American words for things. Also they were shooting a TV show outside as well. I overheard the following conversation between a girl passing by and a guy from the film crew:

Girl: "What you guys filming?"
Guy: "TV show called White Collar"
Girl: "Anyone important in it?"
Guy: "Not really". 

Hehe. So not an overly exciting first night for me, as after that I went back to the hotel and watched NCIS to drown out all the cars beeping until I fell asleep (it was a DiNozzo marathon yay). Today I am catching up with a uni friend who has also come over for the conference. I am supposed to meet her near Times Square, so I guess I should work out where that is!

Feel free to give me some suggestions of where I should go while I'm here :)

P.S. Now I get to cross #11 off my 30 before 30 list. YAY!


  1. Have fun in New York. I remember when I was in Calgary, Canada & having Denny's for dinner, where EVERYTHING was surveyed with a side of pancakes (on the same plate).

    Kelly xo
    Elegantly Academic

  2. Go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Ground Zero, Central Park, and see a show on Broadway - if you're willing to line up at stupid o'clock in the morning, you can get tickets for like $25!

    Have an absolute BLAST!!

  3. Eat lots of pizza, I love New York but it has been almost 10 years since I was there. Have fun!

  4. I'm a complete sucker for Australian accents; I'm so jealous of all the people who get to hang out with you and listen you talk! (and hear you say things like "chips!")

  5. I love the TV show White Collar! The guy who plays the main character is my celebrity crush. So, I'm jealous...

  6. Pizza, bagels, and if you see a Magnolia Bakery or Crumbs Bakery absolutely stop and buy a cupcake!


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