No matter, whom you ask, what one must-see, if you make a trip to the States, lautet die Antwort ziemlich eindeutig “New York!”. I can say from my experience only: New York ist so eine der schlimmsten Städte, die man sich vorstellen kann, when one is tired and completely full sun burns down on you!
After a terrible night at New York airport, kamen wir um 8:00 in the morning to New York City. About the journey from the airport into the city we will not even start talking: Ich sag nur völlig überfüllte U-Bahn umgeben von auf ein niederprasselnden neuen Eindrücken in Form von Menschen und Werbung…Then we have an eternity in Penn Station (New York's Central Station) spent. We have spent this eternity to decide what we do with the luggage , which we do not necessarily the next six hours we would spend in New York, mit uns herum schleppen wollten. Ungefährer Ablauf des ganzen Dilemmas: Space searched – Place found, where you can leave your luggage; Get an answer, you can check in their luggage on the train; Then: unpack (you do not want all the expensive items of value, as the beloved Mac and the good camera so simple check on a train!); Repacked, then got the Answer, that it was not possible to check in our luggage, because we are arriving in some small village in the middle of nowhere, Georgia, at 6:00 in the morning; Finally: Luggage can then be locked up: 20 U.S. dollars paid!
Here is another reference to all, which have never been to New York and were familiar with the Penn Station only on postcards, The old photographs of Penn Station show. These pretty black and white photographs, with the old station clock in the foreground, the high light-filled hall. It is no longer there! The modern New York's Penn Station is now in the underground! Although it is still located in the same place as before, jedoch wurde in der schönen lichtdurchfluteten Halle das New Yorker Basketball Stadion platziert, so that the quasi Penn Station is placed in an unsightly basement of the basketball stadium. Such a stupid idea, remodling a beautiful old building into a sports facility, Only the Yanks can think of!
Over the next six hours in New York, there are basically not much to report. Our plans were great (okay: admittedly not very large, however,because of our physical condition, realistic). We wanted to walk from Penn Station to Times Square or Central Park (about 20 Minutes, ca. 20 Blocks away). We have, however, managed only five blocks wide, until we have taken the decision, that this small park-like green space surrounded by the New York city traffic, but has worked quite attractive to us. We then back through the crowds, through the street canyons surrounded by houses so high, that one would dislocate his neck, trying to find the top.
In the “Park” arrived, Jason immediately fell asleep with his face on the dirty table! The hours passed very slowly, apparently not slow enough, considering, because of our final search of alcohol and fruit for the long train ride, we almost missed our train.!
So I personally would recommend New York and not necessarily!