Day 22 - New York
I started today with the fear that I wouldn't have anywhere to sleep, but someone was looking down on me as when I checked out there was a vacancy in a large dorm room!! My bags went in storage and I was off exploring one of my favourite cities!!
I of course thought I knew exactly how to get the central park from the hostel but I went the complete opposite way!! Oops!! It wasn't too back as I got to see alot of midtown which I haven't before, I followed the river along the left bank of manhattan, I walked about 20 blocks south from 103rd st! I jumped on a bus to central park!!
I explored central park to find the main fountain, seen in so many movies!! I walked trough Strawberry Fields, around the lake where I sat and had coffee and a bagel! Then I food it and it was worth the wait! It was so lovely and they have this terrace that is behind it where you can go under the road and it is almost Italian in design with mosaic walls and painted ceilings! Such a beautiful surprise!! I then headed down the mall, pass the dairy and ice rink until I reached fifth ave!
I walked down fifth ave pass the amazing designer shops when it started to rain!! My first bit of rain all holiday!! I thought the only thing to do is go shopping!! So I jumped another bus and head to Macy's!!!
Macy's shopping, who could ask for more!! I found my perfect Fossil wallet, on sale and with an additional 10% discount for visitors!! I tried on so many clothes but only 40% off is not enough for my bargain hunting self!! After about 2 hours I headed out for some food and the rain was pouring! Umbrella was brought, in shades of purple!!!!
I had a great lunch of Greek salad and raspberry iced tea! Then to GAP I went, brought 3 tops!!! Even though I was tired I headed back to Macy's for cosmetics and shoes!! I got MAC makeup so cheap and went through the mayhem of the on sale shoe dept! Where I put my GAP bag down and lost it!!! w***!!!! Tops and makeup gone!! But it could be worse, it could have been my passport or money!!!
I headed back to the hostel about 8:30pm for a snack and bed!! All in all a great day!!!