New York New York, We Did It Our Way

Our last day in New York City and we were still determined to make the most of it!

After dragging Sharni half way across New York because I wanted to go into a Bath & Body Works, we got back to taking in the sights and smells, whilst we still could.

New York Graffiti

Chrysler Building

Now, some may not agree with our next move, I know there are mixed feelings about this company but we went to Hooters for lunch.


For all intents and purposes its just an average (very American) sports bar.. apart from the part where they have all female waiting stuff whose uniform happens to be a low cut t-shirt and tiny orange hot pants. I’m a fully fledged feminist don’t get me wrong but I also think you need to pick your battles. Hooters is well aware of what it is, it’s slogan is after all Delightfully Tacky yet Unrefined. It comes with a great sense of humour and tongue in cheek attitude.

Hooters New York

And they make damn good chicken wings!

Hooters Chicken Wings

With Sharni’s stamp of approval (she’ll hate me for putting this photo up)

New York Hooters

Moving on.. a cheeky recommendation we found is under the Time Warner Centre on the South West corner of Central Park. There is a huge food market that is both a super market and a deli full of hot and cold, sweet and savoury, spicy and mild treats. I wish we’d found this earlier!

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New York Food Market (6)

The rest of the afternoon we spent in Central Park. First we took a rickshaw ride. I would highly recommend doing this over the horse and carriage rides . Firstly you get an hour and a half worth of time, rather than the 15 minute horse carriage ride, in this time you get taken to all of the most famous spots the park has to offer with opportunities to hop on and off to take photos and you also get the benefit of a guide with extensive knowledge of the park, the surrounding buildings and the whole city. It was one of the best decisions we made of the whole trip.

Central Park Autumn

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Strawberry Fields

After the ride we continued to wander round the park as the sun was setting on our final day.

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Rachel in Central Park

Central Park is a welcome refuge against the backdrop of the city skyline. It is completely man made, by the same landscape architect who designed Hyde Park (I told you our guide was knowledgeable). No matter how long you have to spend in New York, make sure you don’t miss it!

Central Park Sun Set

Then we headed back to pick up and bags and jumped in a yellow cab back to JFK. When we arrived back in London it was chucking it down, typical.

After knowing each other for 20 years, me and Sharni finally went on holiday together and turns out… we still like each other! Hurray, love you bestie!

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More, much more than this, we did it our way.


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  1. Sharni
    December 10, 2014 / 3:03 pm

    loves you too!! (Yes I do hate you for using that picture! There will be revenge!!) Thank you for the trip of a life time! xx

    • December 10, 2014 / 10:45 pm

      It was incredible! Would go back in a heartbeat!

  2. December 11, 2014 / 12:39 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time! Beautiful pics 🙂

    • December 15, 2014 / 11:12 am

      It was amazing, although it already feels like aaaages ago!

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