The first in a series of New York posts. Here's how it started. It was about week 4 during the university semester and a group of my closest friends embarked on a journey around the USA. Unfortunately I could no go because I had work and university commitments. Crying a lot after my friends departed, I realised I had a gap in my assessment and work schedule for the first two weeks of September. This coincided with NYFW, my flight attendant bestie could get me a cheap ticket and it was also his birthday on September 1st... so essentially... I told myself I would regret it if I didn't take a leap of faith and just follow my heart to go to the city I had always dreamed of. I spent the next two weeks doing all my assessments early and getting work sorted. Traveling on a staff ticket was also stressful because I had to wait on standby and I actually got on the last empty seat on the plane!
I actually didn't do much on my first morning in NYC. The city's night life and a 24 hour flight had taken it's toll. After incubating in my hotel room for 24 hours, we headed to downtown New York to see Lady Liberty in action.
The ferry to actually get onto Liberty Island had 3hr wait so we opted to take the ferry to Staten Island instead because there was no wait time and you cruise right in front of the green lady anyway.
View of NYC from the ferry.
Everybody scrambling to get a good shot of the city from the south.