I’m just back from a two night impromptu trip to London. My husband works in London 80% of the time and up until now I haven’t really taken advantage of the ‘free’ accommodation available to me (we’re definitely hoping to change that in 2014!)
I stayed in the Kensington area – which is lovely – and spent two days just walking around in the bright sunshine.
PS. Thanks for the Dishoom tip Eva
Wonder Wheel – Coney Island
Parachute Jump & Boardwalk – Coney Island
Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog’s – Coney Island
I’m not sure why we haven’t taken the subway out to Coney Island before, but I’m glad we have now.
The 45 minute journey out to the beach, and the world famous Coney Island Boardwalk and Wonder Wheel costs $2.50 (per person). It’s worth it for the hot dogs!
Chelsea/Meatpacking District from the High Line
This has been a trip with very few plans outside of walking and eating….I’m hoping one counteracts the other! For the first time ever on a trip to this city we’ve rented an apartment. And its been great. It’s lovely to have a few home comforts, although now I want a similar one [apartment] for myself. It’s never going to happen, but it’s nice to dream!
Every Tuesday and Saturday in Lucerne a farmers market is held along the banks of the River Reuss. The fruit and vegetables all looked gorgeous….and so did the plants and flowers.
Further reading: Lucerne Switzerland
Hello! We’re currently on a mini break in Lucerne. It’s our first time in Switzerland, but it’s been on our ‘places to visit’ list for years.
Have you been to Switzerland?
A couple of weeks ago we had the absolute pleasure of spending another few days in New York.
Our hotel for this trip was The Sheraton on 7th Avenue, a very busy hotel right between Times Square and Central Park*.
- Hotel: Sheraton Times Square
- Booked with: Expedia
- Airline: British Airways/American Airlines
Day 1: City Walking
We landed at lunchtime, and after a quick bag drop, walked up to Columbus Circle for a mooch around. Then it was burritos (Chipotle) for dinner and an early night.
Day 2: Central Park
We made the most of the brilliant weather by spending a lot of the day exploring Central Park.
Day 3: City Walking and a Concert
Thursday we took the subway to Union Square, walked back Uptown a little to see The Flatiron Building (and visit the Marimekko Store!), before walking to Soho via Washington Square Park.
Then it was back Uptown to have dinner at Ellen’s Stardust Diner (Broadway @51st – the meals are huge!), before going to see Alicia Keys in concert (a birthday gift from hubby), at Madison Square Garden. The concert was amazing!
Day 4: MOMA
It gave rain for Friday and boy did it rain! Because of the weather we spent a good few hours in Bloomingdales – no spending though – before heading to the MOMA in the evening. It’s free entry after 4pm on a Friday – the queue does get very long, but seems to go down quickly.
Day 5: Library, Grand Central Station & Baseball
On Saturday we went to the NY Public Library and Grand Central Station, before getting the subway up to the Yankees game – hubby still loves his baseball!
Day 6: Flight home.
*If you want the whole tourist experience then this is the place to be! We wouldn’t normally stay in this area, but for a short trip it was perfect…..I especially liked the subway stop right outside the building!
I’m itching to go back already!