Travel With Ysabel: New York (Day 4)

This summer I was blessed to have crossed many things off my bucket list; to perform a cheerleading stunt in a concert, to sing with an orchestra playing, watch a broadway show in NYC (I’ll blog that in my next travel diary) are just some few. On our fourth day in NYC I was looking forward to crossing off another which was to skate in the world famous Rockefeller ice skating rink. I was so stoked to skate but when we got there they removed the rink a week before we got to NYC. It was so frustrating! Instead of getting more bummed out I looked at it as another reason to return to NYC someday.

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Now that the rink’s not there for the season, they turned it into a restaurant.


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This is Christie’s, an open-auction house. Many fortunate individuals come and bid thousands and even millions of the things inside such as artworks. This branch is just one out of the twelve scattered around the world.



NY’s street food could get pricey but they’re worth trying. During our entire stay I tried out their funnel cakes, kebabs, famous hotdogs but what I really enjoyed are the corn dogs.


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It’s every MNM fan’s dream. Chocolates and colours abound in the MNM’s World! In this place we also find the world’s largest chocolate wall.

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Of the many famous restaurants in NYC, we couldn’t miss to try out the restaurant owned by Guy Fieri. He’s one of the known celebrity chefs and is mostly seen in the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Guy’s Bar and Restaurant just showcases Guy’s expertise in cooking and guess what? My family and I are impressed!

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By the time we finished dinner we wanted to see the city.. again. You may be thinking that we might have circumnavigated the city a couple of times already but this would be different. We saw the entire New York City at night eight six stories up at the Empire State Building’s Observation Deck. It was breezy but marvellous!

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The Empire State Building stands at 103 stories; a total of 1,454 feet (443 m) high, including the antenna. It stood as the world’s tallet building for 40 years but was towered over by the World Trade Center’s North Tower (one out of the “twin towers” in the late 70’s. This is one of New York’s famous icons and is now the fourth tallest skyscraper in the United States; twenty third tallest in the world.
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