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A trip to Manhattan

It is good to have some days left over from the annual vacation, and this time I had three days to use in December. An excellent opportunity to explore a new place.

Although I have visited New York, and in particular Manhattan, twice before, both visits were for work. The limited time available to explore New York left me with only a brief recollection of a visit to the Statue of Liberty, and the extensive collection of information at the Ellis Island Museum, which lasted for more than half a day. This time, I planned my days around the weekend to maximize my time.

We found a nice hotel in the Financial district, but it might be better for younger people. The weather was exceptional, with only 5–6 hours of rain on Sunday, and that allowed us to see many things. One thing I was not expecting was the queues. Everywhere! Which means that most museums were left for future visits.

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The infamous Charging Bill on Broadway
The infamous Charging Bill on Broadway
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A very festive view of the New York Stock Exchange
A very festive view of the New York Stock Exchange
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What is Manhattan without a picture from the Times Square?
What is Manhattan without a picture from the Times Square?
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The typical selfie, this time on the Brookly Bridge
The typical selfie, this time on the Brookly Bridge
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A restaurant at or around the Bryand Park
A restaurant at or around the Bryand Park
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Sometimes among the buildings, one can find cute little spots of greenery
Sometimes among the buildings, one can find cute little spots of greenery
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Seeing the size of these buildings from Central Park is really impressive
Seeing the size of these buildings from Central Park is really impressive
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A sighting of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges from our hotel room
A sighting of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges from our hotel room
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How does Manhattan look from the Brooklyn Bridge?
How does Manhattan look from the Brooklyn Bridge?
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A view of Manhattan from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
A view of Manhattan from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
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A view of Manhattan from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
A view of Manhattan from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
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A view of Manhattan from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
A view of Manhattan from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
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A view of Manhattan from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
A view of Manhattan from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
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A view of Manhattan from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
A view of Manhattan from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
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A view of Manhattan from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
A view of Manhattan from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building

We even got the chance to check out a New York Milonga and have a couple of tandas with some locals. Until the next trip…