Friday - January 11th 2008
On our last day in New York City we wanted to see as much as possible and the best way to do that, is to go on a Hop on Hop off Tour. We chose the Downtown Loop and after we had our tickets, we joined the bus tour at Times Square.
The Downtown Loop included:
Times Square, Broadway, Macy's, Madison Square Garden, Empire State Building, Flat Iron Building, Greenwich Village, Soho, Chinatown, City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge, World Trade Center Site, Battery Park, Lower East Side, East Village, United Nations, Waldorf Astoria, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and Central Park.
Our tour guide was so great that we did the tour with him twice in a row. Another reason was that it was raining heavily and we didn't want to get off.
During our second round the weather got better and so we got off the bus at the United Nations. When we arrived there a tour through the building was about to start and we joined. I can really recommend to do it, because it is very interesting and you get to see the Assembly Hall and the World Security Council. Besides that the guides give you informations about UN missions and other work done by the blue helmets. Since we are from Austria the tour guide was proud to tell us that an Austrian was Secretary General of the United Nations some years ago.
After the United Nations we joined the bus tour again, and yes we did a third round, because now the sun was shinning and so we could sit on the upper deck.
|New York City|
|Trump World Tower|
|Met Life Building|
|Radio City Music Hall|
|New York City|
|Gray Line Bus|
We got off at Times Square and since it was already evening we bought some Falaffel and fries on our way back to the hotel. I bought some beers and we enjoyed a quite evening in front of the TV. On the next day we were picked up by an airport shuttle and flew from JFK to Orlando, Florida.
|Empire State Building|