Thursday, August 9, 2012

New York, New York!

The summer has been whizzing by and it hasn't been without its share of adventures!

It started out with a trip to New York.  I've never been and was very excited to see the Big Apple for myself!  Here's a few of the highlights...

Delicious food!  
Samosas on our last day there
Peking Duck for dinner
Delicious breakfast at Le Quotidien
Quick breakfast at an Italian cafe
near the Museum of Natural History
My most favorite meal was probably at Nobu Next Door, where we tasted melt-in-your-mouth tempura, had fresh, delicious sashimi, and an excellent chocolate souffle/mousse.  

Fabulous Sights!
We visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art (easily my favorite, I could look at ancient Greek urns for days, apparently), the MOMA, the Museum of Natural History, the Guggenheim, and of course all the touristy things like Central Park, the Empire State Building (we went for sunset, very pretty), and Staten Island/The Statue of Liberty.

On the roof of the Met with my sister Anthea.  Sadly, no patio cafe to be found.
Outside the Museum of Natural History
That's Entertainment!
There's no time to be bored in New York!  We saw everything from subway entertainment:

video

To taiko drumming at the Uniqlo store:

video

To 'roller dancing' in Central Park:

video

Finally, of course we had to go to a Broadway show.  What better than "Spiderman, Turn Off the Dark" - a show that has made headlines in more than one way.  The show was pretty entertaining - although I wouldn't call it a critical hit. We really enjoyed it, all in all.

We dressed up! ^_^

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