Ok, the 2 things above might not be very related. But I do not want to separate my travelogue into too many posts and lengthy so I think I better combine them ;)
Anyway, a trip to New York is not perfect until you have meet the oldest woman in the world here. I am talking bout the Statue of Liberty.
Unfortunately, we din't get to see the statue upclose cause it's under repair due to the Sandy's hurricane.
We went on a cruise trip instead and admire the lady from far (Better than nothing la!).
Me by the jetty, waiting in line. The cruise can take up to hundreds of people per trip
USD35 per ticket
We saw the Brooklyn bridge which connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn
That's the Manhattan bridge behind us, it connects lower Manhattan with Brooklyn
We also passed by alot of skycrapers of NYC
This is the World Trade Center, still under construction ever since the 911 tragedy, but it's progressing fast and expected to be open soon
This man introduced all the famous buildings we passed by
And after about 15 mins of the cruise ride, we started to see the statue from far............
Tada!! She is just too charming!! (自由女神，你太...太...太...有魅力了啦! ^_*）
When the cruise gets closer to the statue, everyone rushed to the corner and snapped non stop. So you'll see strangers in my photo with the statue :P
Hubs and I with the statue
Camwhoring on the cruise
The cruise trip lasted for about 30 minutes. Of course, the main attraction is to see the statue ;) Nothing very special already.
Ok moving on, I'd like to share on the hotels we stayed throughout the whole trip. Whenever I go oversea, I'll surely snap photos of the hotel room including the bathroom, haha! And speaking of hotel room, I always knock on the door before entering it.
It's a manner, just in case 'someone else' is in the room. Then I'll say 'excuse me paiseh 不好意思' right after opening the door.
Do you have the same practice? ^^
Ok back to the topic, the first hotel I checked in is Sheraton on the Falls at Toronto. Remember I mentioned that we can see the magnificent Niagara Falls through the windows?
Deluxe rooms with 2 queen sized bed plus fallsview, price from CAD170 per night
Movies are available but not free (We dint have time for movies also....)
Fireplace by the windows
Beverages from Starbucks! Oh ya, Starbucks are EVERYWHERE at Canada and US and all of them are always FULL
Second hotel is the Sheraton Center at downtown Toronto.
Also 2 queen sized bed. I love this arrangement the most cause I don't have to share bed with hubs, haha! Well, some of you might love to sleep together
and hug tight tight with your partner but I don't mind to sleep alone and conquer the whole bed myself, more comfy this way =P
Price from about CAD170. City view
Next, Washington is the first destination after arriving in the US. We stayed at Hilton.
Ok, no choice already, have to share bed with hubs =P
Room from USD160
One thing I like about Hilton hotels is they have this make up mirror in the bathroom. I remember there was this mirror too when I stayed at Hilton London 2 years ago
At NYC, we too stayed at Hilton, this time is at Times Square. Very very strategic hotel <3
But the room is mediocre, nothing very special. It's the location which makes it so interesing. Price from USD180
Love the big mirror! Can camwhore anytime, ngek ngek~
Wifi is available at all these hotels but only free at the lobby ): (Last name and room number are required upon login). You have to pay if you want to surf net in the room (About USD15 per day).
You know the first thing I did everyday before leaving the hotel and before going to bed is to video-call my SIL and see my naughty Aden ;) Of course he doesn't know what's going on but I am happy enough just to see his face ^^
Part I: Niagara Falls
Part II: Helicoper ride
part III: The rest of Toronto
Part IV: Washington part IPart V: Washington part II
Part VI: Wall Street & Times Sq NYC
Coming up, the long awaited shopping post!! ;)