Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Back from New York

So I’m back.  Actually, I got back on Sunday night which is two days ago but I have pretty bad jetlag and I am very, very tired on top of that.  I had ambitious ideas about spending the week blogging and finishing it all up by the end of the week but that’s unlikely to happen; I’m more likely to spend the week doing absolutely nothing instead. 

To put it into perspective, when we went on our road trip in December, we would see one, maybe two attractions in a day.  I found that pretty tiring but to be fair, I was sick.  I was seeing three or four attractions a day in New York, walking three to five miles every day and I walked a record-breaking 7.8 miles in 30°c, humid conditions on Friday when I was in DC.  I sound like I’m complaining – I’m not.  I had the most amazing, wonderful trip and I saw so much.  I’m just very much in need of a mental holiday right now.  I also need to get back into Greenwich Mean Time which means I am not staying up until 3am again tonight and I am going to go to sleep shortly!  I hope.  Jetlag is meant to be worse going east to west but I’m feeling really weird at the moment.  :)

Anyway… I will start posting the photos and stories soon.  I kept a paper diary while I was in the US which I will post along with my stories.  You’ll get an insight into the things that go through my mind when I spend a week alone!  I won’t be able to upload all of my photos on this blog though.  After sifting out the blurry shots and the duplicates, I was left with 521 photos.  If you take the numerous shots I took of the Washington Monument out of the equation, I’m still left with a good 500!  (I fear some weird sort of Illuminati conspiracy because I couldn’t stop taking photos of the Washington Monument).

Washington Monument
Exhibit A: one of numerous photos accused took of Washington Monument



  1. I look forward to reading your posts about New York, glad to see you had a good time. I have only ever been over seas apart from when I was a baby and I went to New Zealand. I hope I do go overseas eventually!

  2. I'm so happy that you had a wonderful trip to the US! Can't wait to read the stories and see the photographs you took.

  3. So glad to hear you're back safe and sound and that you had a good time in my country! Don't apologize about the Washington Monument photos--we have an inordinate number of them on our computers, too! It's just a really photogenic little monument!

  4. Hi Emm glad you had a good trip. I always get jet-lagged coming back from the US to the UK, don't know why because when I fly to Thailand from the UK (same direction and time difference)I am fine!

  5. I'm glad you had a wonderful time and I'm very much looking forward to reading about it! Still, I can totally understand your need for a break. Take as much time as you need.

  6. Looking forward to read your stories!

    The WWII memorial is one of my favorite places to visit in Washington D.C.

  7. Glad you had a great time... anxious to see and read your impressions of N.Y.!

  8. Welcome back, Emm! Cannot wait to read your journal and see al pics. Will be here when you ready to post :o)

  9. I can't wait to see all your stories and other photos. :)
    I want to go visit New York someday...

  10. Hi Emm! For a back from NYC post, this looks too much DC... ;))
    500 pics for a long week isn't that much; you'll handle that easily!!

    Blogtrotter is anticipating the 4th of July fireworks; but in a different country... ;) Have a great weekend (or vacation, should you have that chance...)!

  11. I'm glad to hear that you're back. Happy weekend!

  12. @ Pizza: :) I am sure you will have the opportunity to travel one day. Maybe you can take a year off when you finish school or uni?

    @ Phoenix: Oh absolutely! I had the most wonderful time and totally fell in love!

    @ Kathy: I am glad I am not the only one! And yes - I knew I would enjoy my time in the US and it was very good.

    @ Mike: This is the worst jetlag I have ever had - five days later and I still can't get back into UK time!

    @ Xoán-Wahn: I spent the whole week doing nothing - it has been great!

    @ Plin: I liked the WWII memorial too. I visited it twice!

    @ Mark: Well, hopefully I will be able to get into a pattern of posting now! I basically took an unprecendented two weeks off blogging!

    @ Ivanhoe: Thank you for your patience!

    @ Mara: Oh, you must visit! It is awesome.

    @ GMG: :) I'll try get it right for future posts then!


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