Dangerous homeless guy: "There's some idiot going around stabbing tourists"
Andrew: "Is it you" (!)
Not the brightest thing I've ever said, I think I'll blame a rush of blood to the head/stupidity!
New York was amazing, we had a great time. I'm not going to bore you with details of the sightseeing we did (list at the bottom) but the Empire State building at night was a real highlight. We concluded that it would indeed be possible to jump off and survive, the key is in an immaculately timed bending of the knees upon landing.
We found NYC to be a friendlier version of London, everyone is approachable and willing to help you out at the drop of a hat. Before leaving, I was gravely concerned that I would but on stone after stone of weight. I needn't have worried. Food is incredibly expensive so even at this early stage we're down to a bagel a day! I'm wandering around with a shocked expression most of the time, my body is truly horrified at the pitiful number of calories I'm throwing at it! Another particular highlight was when Ollie and I were perusing a jean shop. We were wandering around when a woman appeared from nowhere, all up in our personal space and just said unto us, "brothers?" If we were brothers, we would be dominating America...much like an English Jonas brothers!
We haven't had a tour as such, so Ollie has taken to improvising. Apparently, according to him, Dutch settlers built New York and on very special days and only if you're very good, you can visit Trinity church and wear the crown worn by the king of Holland. You have to be really good though.
Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Stock Exchange, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Brooklyn Bridge, China Town, Ground Zero, Central Park, American Museum of Natural History, Madison Square Garden, Macy's Department Store, Times Square, The Hard Rock Café, Broadway Comedy Store.
Debauchery followed in Phili, compared to that NYC was relatively tame, stay tuned for parties, super gluing ass cheeks together and a hideous amount of beer pong…