The Manhattan skyline taken on the first day from a bus.
One thing that was true to word was that new york is full of taxis. In fact, I believe manhattan is the only place in the world where there are more taxis than there are (normal) cars. Taxi fare is still pretty expensive though, it starts at $2.25 but a 10 minute drive will cost you $25.
My first meal in new york! Yep mcdonalds, over the trip I doubled the amount of fast food I've ever eaten in my life. Mostly because mcdonalds standardizes its prices throughout their locations while most of the other stores around time square and other popular places where the rent is expensive, double or triple their prices. We wanted to save money to buy other stuff.
Unluckily, when we arrived in NYC we caught the stream of cold weather, it even snowed! The weather was a lot like Vancouver throughout the trip. We still did catch a few sunny days though.
Watching the sunset at the top of the empire state building. One of the most beautiful scenes I've seen in my life. The view is just spectacular! Most of my photos turned out blurry though, my camera does not do well in night lighting and the flash doesn't help with landscape photos.
“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think.
Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different.
But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’
Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”
— Lewis Carroll