So I’ve been trying to figure out how to best tell you about our trip to New York and at the same time keep it as a diary for Wille and I so I’m going to post each day as it went by basically.
We left on Monday April 1st and flew in to JFK via Helsinki, Finland. On arrival the immigrations ´procedure took forever. After traveling for god knows how many hours we had to stand in line for another 2 1/4 before we could get through customs and be on our way to the hotel.
We stayed at the Hampton Inn Chelsea on W 24th St. If you’re looking for a hotel in Chelsea I can totally recommend it. It’s got 3 stars and a 4.4 out of 5 rating by previous guests and I can totally understand why. On the plus side; Great location, friendly staff, good size and CLEAN room, GREAT breakfast with ALL the trimmings (home made waffles, bacon and eggs, bagels, croissants, fresh fruit + LOTS more) and cookies and milk in the afternoons. On the minus side; The water pressure in the shower wasn’t great. Yeah, I know not a lot to complain about. The photo is of our view from our 6th floor hotel room. City views would have been great but the NYC fire escape façade worked well in our book too.
Since we were so late in arriving to the city all we had time for that night was to get dinner. We went to Chelsea Market and took a quick tour there. As you can see it was already a quarter to eight which meant 1.45 am for us and we were getting pretty tired.
We chose to eat at Giovanni Rana which a couple of you recommended when I asked for New York tips. Thanks for ALL the tips btw guys, they were great!
The restaurant had great atmosphere, nice decor and friendly staff. What more can you ask for?
Oh yeah, great food! I’m usually on a LCHF (sort of) diet but on this trip I decided I’d eat whatever took my fancy so I had the cheese tortellini and a spinach salad on the side. SO good! And not just because I hadn’t had pasta for ages.
After a brisk chilly (temperatures were quite low and it was pretty windy during most of our stay) walk back to our hotel we finally jumped into our beds after a loooong day.
Stay tuned for more of our trip tomorrow.