Road Trip '06

New York (again)

No posts for a few days, it was just a lot of driving, a few nice bars / restaurants in the evenings but not much besides.

Today I drove from Harrisburg, PA back to JFK. I decided that I might as well drive through Manhattan on the way which was certainly an experience. I have a greatly increased respect for the New York cabbies, trying to keep an eye on everything even on a "quiet" Sunday afternoon is difficult, it must be a nightmare during the week.

I dropped the car off at the airport and then caught a shuttle bus back into the city to my hotel for the last three nights of my trip, I'm in the Holiday Inn on 57th Street. Normally I'd stay closer to Times Square but thought I'd try out a new location. The hotel is basic but comparatively good value at just $120 a night and like nearly all the hotels I've stayed in over the last few weeks has free wireless internet. The UK really needs to catch up with the US on this and stop milking the £10 per night internet like most hotels currently do.

So I have a couple of days to chill out and enjoy New York in the spring time. Should be good fun, no doubt I'll post some photos later in the week.

Oh yes, I almost forgot to mention a slightly odd thing I noticed coming back in to Manhattan on the Van Wyck Expressway, a proper cricket match going on. There was a crease marked out and the teams were in proper whites with the batsmen wearing pads and everything. I didn't know people had heard of cricket over here, let alone managed to get hold of the kit and a pitch. Very impressive.