Warning: this is a very photo-heavy post. If you've had trouble using blogger at all today, it is likely because I was hogging the entire bandwidth (did I use that right?) uploading these 38 photos. It is a feat in itself that I managed to narrow down my 800-something photos from our week in NYC to only these ones; i hope you'll agree they are a good representation of our amaaaaaaazing trip!
We've arrived!!! Yass!
Our first night; that big building with all the flags is our hotel. The location (two blocks from Times Square) and the price were perfect but don't be fooled by their website... it's not a luxurious hotel at all. It was ideal for us though! It just depends what you're looking for...
Chelsea Market for lunch, a.k.a. where the trendy rich kids come to play..
How New York is this?!
The beautiful Flatiron Building, and one of the nicest districts of the city.
Empire State Building (currently the tallest building in the city).
The Burger Joint, an unlikely greasy burger shack connected to the lobby of a super nice hotel, widely described as The Best Burger in New York. I was personally a wee bit disappointed, but I think I may have been expecting the supernatural.
How cute is he?! ♥ At the Grand Central Station underground food court where I had a yummmmmmmmmy Cuban sandwich.
My aunts Tarisa and Judy (Jooody) came up for the weekend to see us and took us to this fabulous Broadway show and an amazing dinner in SoHo. This is the only snap I got since taking pictures inside was illegal or whatever. But thanks guys! It was sooo great seeing you!
Gray's Papaya, The Best Hot Dog in New York. This time I was NOT disappointed. I just wish that little girl weren't giving me the evil eye...
Bored while waiting to get a table at Great N.Y. Noodletown in Chinatown. Davide was reading through the menu in Chinese (as you do when you're a Chinese student after all) and my mind tends to wander when he starts explaining all the characters to me. I wonder which of us is more intelligent.
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Chrysler Building in all its magnificence. This is definitely my favorite skyscraper. A weird thing to say if you've never been to NY (or Hong Kong), but once you go, one automatically sticks out as your favorite i think.
The magnificent view across East River from Brooklyn into Manhattan. Just breathtaking. Wow. Possibly my favorite thing we did.
We managed to get last minute 5-buck tickets for a game, but unfortunately it was delayed for hours due to rain and we were both soaked and cold so we had to go back before it resumed (in fairness we did wait over 2 hours). :(