Lynsey, Luke and I flew out of LaGuardia so we could romp around NYC before jet setting back to London. My brother Deryk tagged along for the trip and we had a blast. Despite growing up pretty close to NYC (only a 12 dollar bus ride on Lucky Star ;) ) I have not spent enough time in this city. It's certainly not easy to do on a shoe-string but we found a nice hostel/hotel for a reasonable price (Broadway hotel and hostel booked through hostel world.com). The great thing about traveling at this age is our general high tolerance for discomfort. We checked out the High Line, the 911 memorial, took the ferry, ate lots of pizza, walked through the Oceana and African collection in the Met and watched the Sox win the World Series ;)
Deryk has recently taken up photography. He took the above picture of me and my horrendously messy hair on the High Line. It's great having a third photographer in the family so he can teach me what the hell bokeh dots are (see the headlights above). I've never had the patience to study the technical aspects of photography but I do have the patience to hang out with my brother- most of the time.
Anyways, the High Line is lovely, free and provides a refreshing and new perspective of the city whist waltzing above streets, parking lots and food carts. Built on a historic and abandoned rail line, the High Line has been a great success and has brought new business -and biodiversity!- to the Meatpacking District since it opened in 2009. Check out the website and visit in person if you get the chance!