Browsing articles in "USA Trip 2007"
Aug
6
2007

Bed Ridden

I’m feeling pretty much back to normal now, but the last 48 hours have been a pretty horrible time. Out of nowhere I suddenly got a fever, sweating, chills, muscle aches and weakness. I couldn’t bring myself to get out of bed for a day or so, but now I’m recovered. It is a scary thing to have come over you when you are all alone and in the middle of nowhere. I didn’t particularly […]

Aug
4
2007

NBC Studio Tour

Okay so with the bad start to the day out of the way it was time to hit the streets of New York City. Arriving from New Jersey at the subway station at Madison Square Garden I walked a few blocks to the NY yellow subway line station and caught it a few stops up to 60th street. My sister Lucy had asked me to look for a Holga camera for her from a shop […]

Aug
2
2007

New Jersey

My bags have certainly gotten heavier since I arrived in New York  and navigating interstate on public transport with a fair bit of walking was one of the hardest things I’ve done on the trip. There were certain points where my arms got so weak I could barely move my fingers let alone pull bags along. Even though Newark is about the same distance maybe even less than JFK was from Manhattan, the New Jersey […]

Aug
1
2007

Conan, The Magnificent

Determined to put the pain of yesterday behind me I had my alarm set for 3:45am and I was up and out of here by 4am. New York is the ‘City that Never Sleeps’, which I found out is a complete load of crap. The streets were deserted, even though I was walking up 5th avenue, which is one of the busiest streets in the city during the day. It was an eerie feeling walking […]

Jul
31
2007

Oh, The Brutality Of It

I got up at six this morning and rushed out the door to go and line up for Conan O’Brien tickets. When I got there, there were 17 people in front of me already. They only hand out 75 standby tickets per day, and I reckon by 7:30 there was well over 75 people in the line. At which point logic would dictate that you give out the tickets and send everyone home. Logic or […]

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