Fun things I did in NYC – Part 2

This post follows ‘Fun things I did in NYC – Part 1posted on 30 Nov 2018

Here are the fun things I did in NYC.

  1. Spent a day at the Bear Mountain State Park

I took a public bus from the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the Bear Mountain State Park. It was a direct bus along a scenic route and took about 1 hour 15 minutes to reach. The bus stop is exactly opposite the park.

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Fun things I did in NYC – Part 1

This post follows ‘Return to the US’ posted on 20 Nov 2018

The last time I had visited NYC in 2015, I had explored pretty much everything in the city. This time, I wanted to see and do something different. So, here are the fun and exciting things I did in and around NYC.

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Return to the US

It was June 2017. Vinod was in Prague. KitCat and I were enjoying our respective ‘me’ times. However, suddenly our flat got infested with bed bugs. Then followed two pest control sessions, several linen-washing sessions, throwing old stuff out and getting the flat painted. I managed all this alone and was very tired at the end of it all. Finally, all the bed bugs vanished and I deserved a treat for my effort. So, I headed to my favourite destination, the US of A.

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The American highlights

(This post follows ‘Night flight to NYC’ posted on 30 May 2017)

We had hoped to start touring from the first day of reaching New York city. The day we had landed was Thanksgiving Day. We wanted to catch a glimpse of the famous Macy’s parade. We were so enthusiastic about it that we forgot about jet lag! But it hadn’t forgotten us.

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Night flight to NYC

(This post follows ‘The great American dream’ posted on 20 May 2017)

The day of departure finally arrived. We were to know the status of our ticket after reaching the airport. We dropped KitCat at our family friend’s house and headed to Abu Dhabi International Airport. Our flight was scheduled at 3.20 am (GMT + 4). Around 2.30 am or so, we were confirmed to fly.

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The great American dream

You know from ‘To Russia by Chance’ that our plan to go to Nepal in November 2015 had to be cancelled. Vinod’s and my annual leaves were approved. I was almost desperate to travel. I couldn’t think of any other destination which offers visa on arrival to Indians and which we hadn’t visited before. Then, Vinod suggested going to New York.

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