New York Tour continues! (2 of 2)

The small town girl’s tour of  New York continues! Travelling for free is absolutely unimaginable… It’s surreal! Whoa! Thank you so much to my sponsors… 😉

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New York New York Tour (1 of 2)

The 2-day trip felt like it lasted for ages! Our itinerary was jam-packed with activities! Thank goodness for our angels, Kuya Romeo and his buddy, for driving us around. It definitely helped us save time and visit more places. Salamat po (Thank you)! 🙂

Here’s the second batch of New York fun times… “picture posein'” as Justin Merkin calls it.. 🙂 :

Rockefeller Center
*** It was drizzling… and…  it was raining men?! 😀

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Manhattan
*** All I know is, there’s an upper and lower east side of Manhattan. No matter what side we were in… the touch of class and sophistication makes this place exceptional. I’m lovin’ it!

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Wall Street … Broadway… etc…
*** Gotta watch Wolf of Wall Street sometime… Money… money… money…. and a bull? 

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Staten Island Ferry
*** Taking a breather before going to our next destination! 😀

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Statue of Liberty (within the vicinity…)
*** The Statue of Liberty was under construction at that time thanks to Hurricane Sandy. Too bad… so sad… Oh well… there’s always a next time! 🙂

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so far… yet so near…
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sneaking up on the NYPD (again..)

Seaport / Pier 17
*** Surprisingly, this is a cool place to check out. Very interesting!

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Larchmont
*** Staying overnight in Gladys’ condo was a treat! It has that “homey”  ambiance which made us feel at ease and comfortable. It must be the paintings and the couch.  Hmmm…. 😀

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Of course, the trip will never be complete without going to Chinatown to buy souvenirs at a reasonable price… I must say, an all expense-paid trip to New York is certainly one of the best Christmas gifts that I’ve ever received! Thanks much! XOXO

New York!

After the road trip to Washington DC (click this link to read related article -> “bullet holes”), my cousins (Vilmor and Freddie) and I decided to embark on another adventure…  this time to New York!

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Statue of Liberty from afar

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Hopkee

Who wouldn’t want to go to New York? Come on! The Statue of Liberty and “the Big Apple” with sky high buildings are such a “wow” for a naive small town girl like me. :p

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You betcha! With our backpack in tow, we all boarded a bus from Virginia (Va) to New York (NY). The 6-hour travel was a breeze because it was utilized for snoozing. Zzzzzzz…

Kuya Romeo, one of our relatives who lives in Manhattan, kindly picked us up from the bus drop-off point near Chinatown. He drove us to Manhattan and bought us a fancy breakfast before doing “touristy” things. 🙂

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breaky!

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with Kuya Romeo

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my turn! 😦
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NYC cab

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NYPD

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Seaport

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balls! (near Wall Street)
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Japanese Buffet

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with Gladys
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So… what else did we do in New York? Check it out on my next post (New York Tour! (1 of 2))!

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P.S. TheCuriousMe would like to thank the following for making this trip possible:

  • Vilmor and Freddie for covering my return ticket (Va to NY and NY to Va) and some foodies
  • Ate Cel for coordinating with Kuya Romeo and Gladys
  • Gladys (and Rhyan!)for the accommodation
  • Kuya Romeo for patiently driving us around, buying our breakfast and supper, and for providing us a tour guide

Thank you so much for your valuable time and for making the trip to New York memorable as well as free of charge! I’m one lucky girl! 😀  XOXO 
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