Wow – it’s crazy to think that New York had one of it’s most eventful nights this week with the landing of Hurricane Sandy (now labelled a post-tropical cyclone). Last week whilst we were there, the skies were blue and the thoughts of the storm were very much in the back of New Yorker’s minds, even though the news was telling them it was coming. Residents were more interested about the upcoming televised Presidential debate. Now 8 million residents remain without electricity across the east coast – although not north of 26th Street as you can see in the picture above.
I got back from a very self-indulgent trip to New York last week and considering I had not been there for over ten years, thought it would be good to show the comparisons of when I went last in 2000 and what I experienced this time round in 2012.
One cold evening in London, myself and my then-boyfriend (now husband) lucky enough to watch a programme on ITV2 called ‘Jack Osbourne’s Adrenaline Junkies’ where Jack took a bunch of down-on-their-luck British kids around the world to overcome their biggest fears and experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. They got to bungee jump, skydive and trek in some amazing places that didn’t even seem like tourist destinations and then at the end of the series, Jack and his friends took a couple of the kids on a wild ride driving from London to Mongolia in The Mongol Rally.