Hey again. Now have Malin and I spent our first day in New York and it have been magical. Everything is so beautiful here and the citizens are so polite and nice. Not like in Sweden there everyone is so unsocial and awkward to each other. Moving here on day would be pretty perfect. Enough of that, let´s talk about our three days.
Tody we went to the grand, one and only Central Park. 3, 4 square kilometres of beautiful nature, tucked within "The City with Everything”. We entered the park and everywhere there were people with their dogs, kids who played with each other and some confused tourists looking on their maps. We hired bikes so we could bike around in the park. Central Park is really adventurous I may say. You can go kayaking, climbing, visit the 21 different playgrounds and go to Central Park Zoo. Included Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Even if my homeland is a small country we are know how to put Sweden on the map haha. We checked the biggest playground Heckscher Playground (named after one of the constructors of the park. Malin and I grabbed lunch at Loeb Boathouse.
After the lunch, we decided to go shopping. We strolled through different shops for three hours. I bought two new pairs of jeans, new Nike shoes, some t-shirts and a nice new dress. I lost count at Malins purchasing pretty early. (She is a bit of a shopaholic, but that is our secret ;) )
Malin and I woke up at 9 today and we went down to the hotel restaurant to eat breakfast. Today we had a tight schedule. Walking down at Time Square, visit The Statue of Liberty and The Empire State building. First up was The Empire State building, who places just around the corner from our hotel. The skyscraper is the most famous building in the world. It has 102 floors and is 381 meters to the roof. The whole building is 448, 7 meters. We took one of the 73 elevators and reach the top after 2 minutes. The view was fantastic and you could see the whole town.
Next stop was The Statue Of Liberty. Situated on Liberty Island, Manhattan. The statue is called Miss Liberty” or ”Lady Liberty and is a symbol of freedom. The Statue of Liberty was donated in 1886 by France to the United States to celebrate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence.
To get to Liberty Island, we took a ferry and paid 18 dollars each. It was many passengers on the boat, but it was not a long ride so it was okay.
When we arrived at the dock decide to walk 354 sweaty steps up to the crown, who is open for visitors. Luckily the deck was opened today, because it is often closed for renovation or suspicions for terrorist attacks. 47 meters are not as impressive as 448 meters, but it was a really cool experience. We went down to the museum and looked around for a while. We saw the old torch, which was replaced 1986. After some time, we went back to our hotel.
We took a short break on our hotel room before we went out again. Next stop was Time Square. We walked down to the famous road from our hotel. Billboard lights shining everywhere and people far and wide. It was an amazing experience to see one of the world's most densely populated and popular places.