On 21st of December we sat on a plane with great expectations and big plans. We were ready to discover yet the most well-known city in the world that never sleeps. Flying from Kenya is not so easy in terms of distance. We had one connection in Dubai after 5 hours flying there, and about 8 hours waiting at Dubai International Airport due to a delay. Fortunately Dubai Duty Free wasn't the worst place to stuck in for almost a day. Anyway we couldn't wait to continue our trip to NYC. We had another 15 hours in the air.
Finally after a long trip the plane landed in JFK Airport with a 6-hours delay. And after all the procedures (that took us no less then 3 hours because of Raad's 'suspicious work visas') we got going to our Gotham hotel.
Here I would like to tell just a few words about it. We found our hotel on Booking.com (as we always do). It had great rating and resonable NY price. And I can say we didn't regret it once. This hotel was literally few blocks from Times Square, Subway, and Dunkin Donuts just next door. So I can definitely recommend everyone this place.
First night in NYC. Sleeping? You're kidding me! Let's go for a walk!-decided we.
The City that never sleeps... Some parts of it, maybe. Most good restaurants are closed by 10-11 p.m. So as we were walking cold we could find only McDonalds' open and... full. It was crowded even outside.
We weren't hungry as the Emirates' food was great but we needed something to warm with.
After a cup of hot McCoffee we felt better. And I wondered how felt those 3 girls crossing the street one barefeeted and two others without tights.
Anyway... Even not willing to sleep, we had to. The next day had so many new undiscovered interesting things for us.
We had much more plans for the first day that were not supposed to become true because of our delay. We were definitely short of time after arrival although we were deeply impressed by the city that never sleeps.