Subway's suddenly become my worst enemy with line closures and detours but only on the lines we need to travel on!!!! Anyways, arrived about 45 minutes early for our Harlem gospel and heritage tour. It was bitterly cold and somewhat deserted when we arrived. Very un-nerving and was thinking of jumping in a cab to get outta there. Stood out like a shags on a rock so went and waited in a pharmacy - there's only so many tissues and toothpaste to feign interest in.......
Half an hour passed and others started turning up so we joined the group.
I am so glad we waited around. The gospel service at the Canaan Baptist Church was everything you would expect. The tour that followed with Harlem Heritage Tours was incredible. The tour guide very engaging and knowledgable. Certainly was an eye opener on Harlem's history and the REAL Harlem.
The tour has been the highlight of our stay in New York.
We've walked literally all day every day - if I don't come back 10kgs lighter there's something wrong!!!! Even the girls are saying their feet are killing them!