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Yay me, I grab my luggage and drag it onto the street to hail a cab... Fun task itself, Cab stops in the middle of the traffic, pops the boot, driver hops out and runs around the back, all cars behind start beeping horns ( they love to do that here) , driver looks at my bag says " is that heavy" me "yes" , driver " you put in yourself, I am sick " fine fella, just think how big your tip will be. Poor man really is sick, snuffling and coughing all over the place, I wind down the back window with the hope of letting any bugs escape :) Driver tells me how hard it will be for him to drop me at my motel because there is so much traffic in Times Square ... I am thinking to myself, there's so much traffic every freaking where dude! The man is a maniac,maybe because he is sick... But no everyone drives this way. We do a deal he gets me as close as he can (because my bags are heavy) and I will still tip him, not entirely sure I made a friend there but he did alright, I only had to walk a couple of blocks. When I get to my motel, I see what he means...... Huge constructions happening and traffic is nasty, even bloody walking is nasty.. But in a fun kind of way. Picture this.... Me 2 suitcases on wheels walking along busy crazy Times Square foot traffic, stopping every few steps to gawp up at all that was going on.... The energy here is electric and awesome!!!!! Tell myself to focus, get to motel, check in, dump bags, bolt back out the front door into it all..... 7th Ave, right next door to my motel...amazed! If you saw the video i posted on Facebook that was from 7th.

That first night all I did was walk around and look at everything.... There is so much to look at and I am the original hayseed, jaw dropping at every opportunity . It's quite a bizarre feeling that I am actually in New York , it's about midnight and its not scary at all, at least not in Times Square, there are many people about and it seems as if it will never stop. As if all the bright lights aren't enough the sounds and smells are incredible too. Sirens, car horns, hawkers, street musicians,   hot dog vendors, giant pretzels.... For anyone who has never visited New York before , I highly recommend Times Square as the first port of call its easier to get your bearings and from there you can work out all the things you want to see. The hop on hop off busses take you all over manhattan and Brooklyn , but I will tell you more about that next time


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