Saturday, December 17, 2011

New York Travel Diary - Day 5


*Updated 25 Dec 2011*
Boxing Day 2010


Highlight of the NYC trip was definitely Boxing Day!
I experienced Snow for the first time in my life and it was also
the first time and hopefully last time that I was caught in a blizzard.

Plan for the day was to head to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
for some Boxing Day shopping.
It started snowing when we were having our breakfast at Times Square.
Initially, it was just a light fall, who knew that by late afternoon, it would became a blizzard.

It was already evening by the time we were done with our shopping.
We were supposed to take the coach back to Times Square for dinner but
because of the blizzard, traffic came to a halt.
With all the boutiques and shops closed, there was no place for us to take shelter.
All we could do was to wait in the blizzard, with hundreds of other shoppers. 
It was definitely not an enjoyable experience.

Even though I love snow so much, for that few hours, I realized how something
so beautiful can caused so much problems too.
Tempers flew cause everyone was hungry, cold and tired and there wasn't any coaches coming.
After 5 hours, the coaches finally made their way to us.
At the sight of the coaches, everyone started pushing and shoving each other to get on to the coaches.

At one point, I was shoved so hard that I fell and I really couldn't wait to get out of that place.
Luckily for me, I managed to get on the coach.
By the time we got back to our hotel, it was already past midnight and
we were all wet, cold and hungry.
Ended up having instant noodles to fill our growling stomachs!

Looking back, it was quite an experience and even though it wasn't pleasant to be
stuck in the blizzard, I still love snow and the magical feeling it brings along.
Looking forward to experiencing snow fall again, minus the blizzard though.

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First sight of snow at Times Square // Breakfast at Pax Wholesome Food //Hello Kitty in Bikinis in Winter // Limo spotted //
Capturing the sight of snow fall // Port Authority Bus Terminal // The New York Times building //
En route to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets // Super long queue at Coach //
The start of the blizzard

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