Monthly Archives: July 2011

NYC – Day 2 – 1st July 2011

We’ve decided that the best way to see the city, given my mobility issues with knees, is to rent bikes.  Overnight, we’ve been in email contact with the Central Park Bike Rental shop at 348 West 57th Street and we arrive at a price for a 6 day rental and set off in the subway… Read More »

NYC – Day 1 – 30 June 2011

It is mindboggling to try to contemplate how to blog about New York City. We emerge from Penn Station and find ourselves in the taxi queue where lines of yellow taxis wait to carry others just like us off to their destinations.  Ours is a short ride and we are deposited at the front of… Read More »

New York

The first recognition that this really is the city which has represented the expression  of dreams and visions for so many can be a bit overwhelming.  There is much to come in this space, but here are some images from our hotel on check in.   The Empire State building from our bedroom window, around… Read More »

Taking the train

To get from Philadelphia to New York, a distance of just under 100 miles, or around 150 km, we took the option of booking aboard the Acela Express which does the trip in an hour and 12 minutes.  This is roughly the same distance as the trip from Newcastle to Sydney. The fare was $90… Read More »