Wednesday, October 25, 2006

New Yaaark

Wow, I'm on a roll here tonight!
Anyway, A and I are heading off to New York for a long weekend in November. (It's a big family outing - A's brothers are coming too). I had no idea how hard it is to find a hotel in NY over a holiday weekend - and they're expensive! We eventually found a place in Manhattan that isn't too expensive and should allow us to all share a room to cut costs. (Sniff! No hanky-panky...)

I was toying with the idea of trying to see a show by Mikanic while we're there - one of the band members went to university with me at UCT, and was part of the popular SA band, Sons of Trout. We'll have to see how things work out, but I think we'll be too busy and too pinned down in Manhattan to make it out to a show.

I'm really excited about visiting NY - we'll defintely do a museum ot maybe two. (The Met is top of our list). Hopefully we'll get some good food. And a peek at some of the famous landmarks (Ellis Island has been mentioned a few times, so that I can get the full immigrant experience)...

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Hello! Stumbled across your blog for the first time today - hurrrah, another blogging South African expat - and a foodie at that! Have tried to find your e-mail address so we can have the usual offline discussion about what you studied, where you went to school, who we might know in common etc etc. but no luck. Maybe you want to get in touch with me and we can skinder?

I have just got back from Noo Yawk Siddy - and LOVED it. Have some tips for you on places to eat & the sights I loved the most (definitely go to Ellis Island - it is one of the more affecting mseums I have visited and totally fascinating). Don't know which hotel you are at but we stayed at the Cosmopolitan - corner of W Broadway and Chambers, way downtown. It only has one star but that's because of lack of concierge, public rooms, hairdressed etc - the rooms are HUGE by European standards and VERY clean. It cost in the region of $165 per night for a room with 2 queen beds (although with THREE separate taxes on top of that, it pushed up the price considerably!).

Drop me a line and we can chat properly!