Yay! New York!!
Okay so after all my adventures of finding my first (out of three) hostels, it was a pretty cruisey day of walking around Broadway and Times Square.
The next day (29th) I got up and went with Jamie, Fiona, Amber and Bridget to Six Flags in New Jersey!! It was so awesome! They have the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in the WORLD and also the fastest or highest (i forget which one) wooden rollercoaster in the world! That one was the best by all of our votes :P soooo scary I screamed the whole time!! We got there around noon and spent 10 hours there!! Then there were too many people for the first bus to back to New York so we had to wait for another one :( Fiona and I got Henna tattoos but mine came out brown which was laaaame!
on the 30th I walked over to the hostel where my the lifeguard girls were staying (my second hostel but I hadn't checked in yet) and we got the subway to South Ferry Station and walked over to Battery Park. This is where we got onto the Harbour Ferry which took us past the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Ellis Island, Island of Tears, and Brooklyn Bridge as well as other stuff I forget the name of (oops... I did try to listen to the audio information!)
Then we hopped off and had lunch on the grass and these squirrels kept coming right up and it didn't help that some of us were feeding them, but it was so funny cos a couple of my friends were so scared of them! They're so cute!!
Bought some amazing photographs and random souvenirs which I am going to try and post today ( :S )
Then walked around the financial district (YAY), got a closer look at Ground Zero and some of the memorial stuff but didn't have time to go into the Museum set up there which would have been cool.
Made our way to Times Square and tried to get tickets to a Broadway musical and all that had tickets for under $80 was Mary Poppins. Which was fine, I just think it went a bit too long. But the actual theatre stuff was amazing!
31 August: Went for a walk by myself around Central Park before checking out of my first hostel. I then walked all my possessions over to my second hostel. Now this walked always took me about 15 mins, but this time took me just under an hour... sigh!
Met up with the girls and we got some food, got harrassed by a ridiculous amount of homeless people which really brought me down. My favourite though, was one guy who just stood outside maccas and opened the door for people. He didn't ask you for money but at least he was working for it. So we bought him some fries and he loved it!
Then got on a bus to Jersey Gardens, the largest outlet centre in New Jersey. I was very restrained though, I just got myself some converses and an ipod sock (88cents!!)
We went back to our hostel and I was in a different room to my girls cos they have some random guy in theirs. So I met all the guys in my room (yes, all guys...) They were nice but didn't really hang out with them much, except the 18 y.o. Italian who came around with us a bit.
For dinner Sarah, Dan, Michael and I went to Mama Mexico while the others went to a museum of some kind, and it was sooo good! there was singing and dancing and a waiter walking around pouring tequila into people mouths lol! I had nachos which were amazing! And our waiter was really cute!
We then got the subway into Times Square and went to see a comedy show which was pretty funny but a huge fight broke out just outside the room we were in which was really scary cos you could here them screaming and stuff but our comedian had a bit of a moment then kept going with his show and the owners took care of it. Got to bed around 4am... sigh...
That brings us up to yesterday where the main even was 2 hours renting bike in Central Park for $15. Which was cool but my butt hurts so much cos the seat was so uncomfy... and it was the lifeguard girls' last day together after 2 1/2 months together! So it was really sad. And we had dinner in Little Italy and then a LIMO pulled up out of nowhere and offered to take us back for $10 each... hell yeah! I've never been in a limo before!
Okay, gotta run and check into my last of 3 New York hostels, going to West Palm Beach tomorrow to see Carrie from Camp!! for 4 days then off to Orlando to see Claire at Disney!! for a week!
Then... in 2 weeks I will be in Europe... WOAH!!!!!
Love han xoxoxo