Hey folks! We're in the gorgeous, wonderful, amazing city of NYC! We've been making the most of the sunshine and what the city has to offer. We've been staying at my cousin's in Brooklyn, it's nice to have a home! The last few days....
- Times Sq at night, it's so loud it hurts your eyes.
- The Bronx Zoo, the lions and tigers and bears... oh my! As well as some cute monkeys!
- Eating real South Indian food in Queens
- Staten Island ferry for a free view of the Statue of Liberty
- We saw MiB HQ on Battery Ave
- Wall St and NYSE
- World Trade Centre site, it's such a weird gaping hole in the city
- Free film of Rocky in Bryant Park, complete with NY pizza slices
- Empire State Building, a fabulous view of the city, you can see everything from up there
- Metropolitan Museum of Art with mummies
- Guggenheim, undergoing reconstruction, so not actually that interesting
- Brooklyn Bridge at night, a wonderful view of the Manhatten Skyline
Phew! Lots of stuff. Today we're probably going to wander around the trendy districts... perhaps indulge in some shopping... what else can you do? It's a tough life.
We're back in 2 days, so this may well be the last post we make from abroad. It's been a fantastic journey, I hope you've enjoyed the tales too!
Lots of love
Manisha & James x
We're in Washington DC now! Just popped round to the White House for dinner. Had a chat to abe. And caught up with some guys from CIA in a museum. Tomorrow we'll just look around some cool planes, and maybe a few spaceships. In other news, it's hot here.
Ok... we left Montreal after doing a ridiculous bike ride a couple of days ago.
Since we've been in Boston, we've done many things. Most of these things involve consuming too much fat in the form of the Boston Creme Dunkin Donut. It may be our undoing fairly soon.
We also went whale watching and saw about 100 whales or something... humpbacks! We even saw a mother and her calf. So cute.
Shakespeare in the park for free!
The Boston Freedom Trail... a big red line going through the city. Very uninformative
Aquarium with the cuuuute penguins
The Cheers bar (amusing for around 7 seconds)
So that's it in a nutshell. There's under 2 weeks until we return home now (assuming flights are still on time etc). We're off to Washington DC in the next couple of days, and then off to New York around the 20th.
Hope the summer's good, see you all soon.
James & Manisha xx
Well, we made it to Canada. We're now in Toronto, and leaving for Montreal tonight... The highlights, in your favourite bullet point form...
- Wandering around Toronto, drinking coffee!
- Korean grill, we got to cook our own meat at the table. Ox tongue anyone?
- CN Tower, now the tallest building in the world... pretty good view
- Niagara Falls - as if the mist "lightly" sprays your face... drenched more like!
- Wine tasting... no, I didn't know Canadians did wine either. But they do, and well, especially ice wine.
- Caribana, the Caribbean festival, with lots of food and music and dancing
We're having a great time, we'll be back in less than 3 weeks! Thanks for following, if you do :P
Lots of love
James & Manisha xx
Manisha & Simon are off galavanting around on their last day together for a while, so I thought I´d update this for anyone who cares!
- After Palenque, we headed to San Cristobal. Lovely little town, so we just wandered, and visited some old villages and learnt about some of their beliefs.... birds being sacrificed in a catholic church, anyone?
- Next up, Oaxaca for some random art museums, cookery course.... and Sarah leaving.
- From here we headed down to Puerto Escondido and now Acupulco for some beach chilling. Went on a boat cruise and saw several crazy people cliff diving. Thought it would be an overhanging edge or something, but no... they have to jump forward quite a way to avoid being dashed against the rock, and ending up in a torrent of foaming water instead.
Erm. I think that´s it! Short n Sweet.
We're waiting around hoping that Manisha and James will be able to throw themselves out of a plane, but the weather looks bad so they're getting depressed and have almost decided to throw themselves off a bridge. I'm trying to talk them out of it but their eyes are full of doom. Please post some cheery comments and maybe you will see them again. If you do not post I will be scraping them off the river bed and posting them home in a box for decent burial. Yesterday they were so sad they threw themselves down a hill but luckily they didn't notice that they'd stumbled into a big plastic ball full of water so they bounced and splashed instead of dying horribly. When they realised they had survived they tried to boil themselves alive. You are lucky to have this second chance to help them get over their disappointment. Remember, 10,000 James's and Manisha's throw themselves to their doom every day. With your help we can end this trail of destruction.
Please save our James and Manisha, their future depends on YOU.