New Yawk, New Yawk

Tell 'em Stories Travel Blog by Nemdara World Travel Backpackers Hiker Dara Nemara Adventure Holiday Trip

Paradise lost, thermal underwear and hot cider found

Going from Hawaii to New York was a sensory assault.

Why would we go from such tranquil paradise to the claustrophobic Big Apple?

One reason: Broadway.

With Dara having grown up in somewhat of an “off Broadway” family (well maybe Terrey Hills is off-off-Broadway), Musicals were the only agenda for New York.

Darrianne (Dara’s mum), very kindly donated a dashing fistful of greenbacks (cold hard cash) towards the “Dara go and educate Nemara on the NECESSITY of Musicals” fund.

It was Dollars well spent.

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Tell 'em Stories Travel Blog by Nemdara World Travel Backpackers Hiker Dara Nemara Adventure Holiday Trip

Tell 'em Stories Travel Blog by Nemdara World Travel Backpackers Hiker Dara Nemara Adventure Holiday Trip

Tell 'em Stories Travel Blog by Nemdara World Travel Backpackers Hiker Dara Nemara Adventure Holiday Trip

NEMDARA Top 5 New York Highlights

1. Doing the Vegan Restaurant Tour
Food Inc. put us off eating American meat, so we found all the awesome vegan places instead! Blossom was our fav.

2. Home cooked dinner with Eoin and Lisa
Lucky for us we have family in The Bronx! Two lovely, warm nights spent with Eoin (Nem’s cousin) and his wife Lisa.

3. Dara’s haircut in a Bronx Barbershop
A complacent, disinterested, 20-something barber was quite shocked when a white Aussie girl walked in to his shop, asking for a head shave. Turns out he was quite the perfectionist. If we had stayed any longer, Dara would have ended up with Gang symbols shaved into the side of her head.

Tell 'em Stories Travel Blog by Nemdara World Travel Backpackers Hiker Dara Nemara Adventure Holiday Trip

Tell 'em Stories Travel Blog by Nemdara World Travel Backpackers Hiker Dara Nemara Adventure Holiday Trip

4. Broadway.
Need we say any more?

5. Discovering Hot Mulled Cider
Oh. Em. Gee. A winter winner. Surprisingly delicious. Make your own at home with Jamie’s help. Found all over NY, must be a favourite winter tipple!

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All in all, our 6 nights in NY were just delightful! Once (check out Once the musical BTW) we got over the shock and “warmed to the cold”, we settled in like proper funky tourists 🙂

Tell 'em Stories Travel Blog by Nemdara World Travel Backpackers Hiker Dara Nemara Adventure Holiday Trip

Tell 'em Stories Travel Blog by Nemdara World Travel Backpackers Hiker Dara Nemara Adventure Holiday Trip

Tell 'em Stories Travel Blog by Nemdara World Travel Backpackers Hiker Dara Nemara Adventure Holiday Trip

Tell 'em Stories Travel Blog by Nemdara World Travel Backpackers Hiker Dara Nemara Adventure Holiday Trip

  • http://www.facebook.com/bree.donnelly.3 Bree Donnelly

    What great pics… Love the one in the art gallery.