Caught the train from windsor locks conneticut to Penn station new York! They don't give you much time to get on/off/settled on the train.... A couple of people helping relatives on the train got caught and took unexpected journeys!
New York is exactly as I imagined thanks to the movies and sex and the city.
The people - have seen ... The hottest black man working in Donna Karan in the flesh, there is some serious eye candy employed in the fashion industry, traditional jewish men with the full beards and side curls (very unattractive look even brad Pitt couldn't pull off), a polished Charlotte type with to die for shoes, hip hop blingers, upper east side matrons talking about madonnas children being in the same class as their children....
I have been exploring and getting a feel for the city. I did a walking tour today and saw heaps of the iconic stuff and glimpses of the neighbourhoods, will do more in depth exploring in the next few days. So far the parks, art deco architecture, shopping, weather, buzz have surpassed expectations. There have been a couple of disappointments though 1. Coffee woeful 2. Tv even worse than Australia and have no idea what is happening in the world, was there a royal wedding???? 3. So far the food has been underwhelming, overcooked, over sauced, boring salads, no more sourdough and that's the "good" restaurants. Missing you SFO and all the organic food!
Will pick up my new York pass tomorrow and start ticking off the tourist sites in earnest!