Sunday, February 05, 2006

New Yorkers...



What a fabulous time in New York! I arrived on Friday evening awaiting Barinder and Param at the JFK airport, took a cab in to Manhattan and there was Terri all stoked on the city. We took in the sights: Times Square, dinner at one of the hundreds of delis, Madison Square Garden, just strolled around the city until 4:30am! B & P had been to New York City before so they had a good idea of the area, subway use and references to every TV show or movie there is in New York. The next morning, we rolled over to Greenwich village for some brunch at a wicked egger and margarita spot. We passed through NYU and then Soho for some shopping. Then back to the Paramount Hotel for a bit of a rester before dinner in the Meatpacking District at an italian spot called Vento. To follow a hardy carb meal was all night dancing at Aere. Something to remember when moving around is to love your locals and your concierge; they can be the most wonderful helpful people in a fast-paced city like New York. Chris gave us full VIP access straight into the bar (that usually costs $20 a person) and you should have seen the look of some of those lined up. If we only had a camera at the entrance. Then all night djing that I had been dying to hear for my whole life. All I could say is that the legs could not say no! Finally we rolled out of that club and cabbed back to the hotel by 5am. The next morning, Terri and I took the trip up to the Empire State Building with the most incredible view of this concrete jungle. Then back on to the subway to head to the airport for my 17 hour flight. Thank you Terri, Barinder and Param for a great start to my journey, I couldn't have asked for more...

2 comments:

Digs said...

Hi Kat,

Sounds like you're having a good time so far. As am I here at Kho Samui. Chris is sunburned and i am really brown now... Oh by the way... the travel pillows were the best investment in our lives. We're not rookie travellers...

Salima said...

Diga,

Sorry to have missed NYC. Truly I am. If it goes my way, this summer I'll be hitting you, Joc, Jen, and KO in the four corners of the world.

Much Love,
Salima.

ps: I'll be checking your blog to keep on the update. For my random thoughts you can check mine: salimarawji.blogspot.com