Sight-seeing has never been as relaxing (less tiring than walking, for that matter) than sitting at the top of a double-decker bus. We were able to come close to skyscrapers and billboards that towered us to both our east and west through the Skyline bus tour that went around the city. The skyline crew provided each of us earphones that we could listen to for our audio tour guides.
NYC is awesome both in night and day but I personally prefer it at night. What seems to be the difference? The lighted billboards and signs definitely shows how it’s the city that never sleeps, plus for a fact too that NYC is a place of glitz, colour and glamour.
An abundance of yellow cabs! I thought hailing a cab in NYC is difficult but I guess I’m wrong. The drivers of these cabs have memorised the big city from corner to corner and these are not just born New Yorkers but are also from around the world. The foreign drivers would gladly give you tidbits about the city.
The Empire State Building is one of New York’s main attractions and is one of the well-known skyscrapers of the world. I’ll be sharing more about this in my next travel diaries.
Does this building seem familiar? This is the Flatiron building. It is seen in the Spiderman movies as the Daily Bugle, the newspaper headquarters.
By this time we hopped off the bus and visited the 9/11 memorial where we remember the innocent and fallen heroes of 11 September 2001. It is known as Ground Zero where the North and South towers once stood. It was opened to the public 10 years after the tragedy. It gave me goosebumps and sadness as I strolled around the area.
We were supposed to visit the Statue Of Liberty but it started to pour hard.
My dad and brothers enjoyed watching the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat playoffs. We were also able to experience riding in a subway. We were fraud of getting lost or not being able to go down at the right stop but mission accomplished. 😀