I’m gonna need two pair of shoes

by davebarclay1954

Back home again after 9 days away, New York was amazing and in 4 days we couldn’t see or do everything. The four days in the Big Apple was spent walking miles doing a few touristy things and seeing a lot of what the city had to offer.

Highlights were the Radio City Music Hall tour with a meeting with a Rockette, the Top of the Rock with its magnificent views and also the horse and carriage tour of Central Park. We bought 3 day passes for the hop on and hop off city sightseeing bus and this was definitely the cheapest way to get around the city and the guides all gave different perspectives to the sights, sounds and smells of NYC.

We followed the hectic stay in NYC with a 4 night stay in New Orleans, celebrating the 300th anniversary of its founding in the French Quarter. In 1718 there were two tribes of Native Americans trading on what is now the French Quarter and that was why the city was founded there. It is interesting to see the differences between the old city (French Quarter and Garden District) with the new city which now covers a massive area. You can walk the French Quarter in around 2 hours going up and down every street, the highlights however are Canal Street (the widest Street in the USA) and Frenchman’s Street, Bourbon Street is touristy and adult themed, the locals stay in Frenchman’s and, apparently the best food is served in this street.

There is also a flea market which contains a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts for the folk back home. For my money The Big Easy is the ideal way to finish a trip to New York City as it really relaxes you and makes you more likely to arrive back home refreshed and not needing another holiday to recover from New York. Pictures attached and apologies for those on their side but they looked fine in preview on my laptop.

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Music today is from Fats Domino and courtesy of YouTube I do not own the copyright to this.

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