General Discussion: New York


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Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

9 Dec 2007 18:09
Frost and some snow. Compared to here it's really cold. On the streets most people were wearing hats and gloves. The subway is much like our tube so getting about isn't difficult all you need is a map.

It was an unusual experience for me because I've never gone anywhere that far on my own before and I hate travelling.

Americans are generally polite and very talkative unlike here and the women must take more pride in their appearance. Typical massive food portions. A NY breakfast was MASSIVE. You feel extremely small against the skyscrapers. I don't think I could live in a big fast paced city like that. Next time I will go WEST side. LA or somewhere in that direction in the summer not winter.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

9 Dec 2007 18:41
why did you go on holiday on your own…plEAse advise?
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

9 Dec 2007 20:19
i hate american sports.
Oasisunit
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5173 posts since 8/5/03

9 Dec 2007 21:14
Nokia Boy wrote: Frost and some snow. Compared to here it's really cold. On the streets most people were wearing hats and gloves. The subway is much like our tube so getting about isn't difficult all you need is a map.

It was an unusual experience for me because I've never gone anywhere that far on my own before and I hate travelling.

Americans are generally polite and very talkative unlike here and the women must take more pride in their appearance. Typical massive food portions. A NY breakfast was MASSIVE. You feel extremely small against the skyscrapers. I don't think I could live in a big fast paced city like that. Next time I will go WEST side. LA or somewhere in that direction in the summer not winter.

Skyscrapers intimidate you then? Also, yes American girls take pride in their appearance, but generally its just to cover up their ugliness, girls in London are so much better, and easier lol
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

9 Dec 2007 21:41
^ Skyscrapers do intimidate me when there's no power.

For the adventure and freedom to do whatever I liked. There's always something to do so it's impossible to be bored.

Noble Locks wrote: why did you go on holiday on your own…plEAse advise?
Oasisunit
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5173 posts since 8/5/03

9 Dec 2007 21:42
No offense nokiaboy, but isn't that a bit depressing to go on holiday on your own? Especially eating out, shopping going out to bars,etc.
MoB
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9 Dec 2007 21:42
Oasisunit wrote: No offense nokiaboy, but isn't that a bit depressing to go on holiday on your own? Especially eating out, shopping going out to bars,etc.

Depends what the alternative is i suppose Laughing out loud
Oasisunit
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9 Dec 2007 21:44
Smiling
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

9 Dec 2007 21:57
That kind of thing doesn't depress me. I'm an optimistic person.

Eating out wasn't a problem. Room service.
I like shopping alone better.
I did think going to bars would be a bit awkward it wasn't so bad. Got a lot of people asking me if I was on facebook. Puzzled I don't drink but I got very drunk one night and vomitted all over the sheets in the night 4 times… was up at 4am washing them in the washing machine and putting it through the tumble drier. The bedding lady only had to deal with one smelly duvet cover the next morning which I couldn't fit into the washing machine.

Oasisunit wrote: No offense nokiaboy, but isn't that a bit depressing to go on holiday on your own? Especially eating out, shopping going out to bars,etc.
Hello World
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12136 posts since 7/3/05

9 Dec 2007 22:07
I been to conferences / holidays combined on my own for 10 days or more before, like in Japan / boston / LA. I just made decent plans and did something fun each day. You would have more fun with other people of course but sometimes you don't have any options.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

9 Dec 2007 22:09
id rather cut my own cock off with bestys old tin of beans than go on holiday on my own…fucking would hate it, eating alone is sad, drinking alone is sad…not for me…horses for courses…i cant even go in a pub on my own, would rather go home
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

9 Dec 2007 22:11
i've been travelling on my own since i was 15, the majority of times its via work and i have little choice, but i love holidaying on my own especially in the states, its the only place i feel totally comfortable going out for food/drinks by myself.
Oasisunit
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5173 posts since 8/5/03

9 Dec 2007 22:13
I could understand going on your own for work related stuff, like confereences. But for a leisurely holiday it seems a bit depressing to go on your own, especially to a place like NYC where everyone is with friends or family,etc. in the holiday time. Each their own I guess, no offense btw.
Hello World
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12136 posts since 7/3/05

9 Dec 2007 22:14
Yes basically it is shit. I was already there for university. Eating alone is not that much fun, I did it for more than 6 months every weekday when I was living in the hotel. I never drink alone, its a social thing for me. Of course you see everyone else eating and drinking socially and you just go back to your hotel room and watch tv or something, but thats life.
Oasisunit
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5173 posts since 8/5/03

9 Dec 2007 22:14
Noble Locks wrote: id rather cut my own cock off with bestys old tin of beans than go on holiday on my own…fucking would hate it, eating alone is sad, drinking alone is sad…not for me…horses for courses…i cant even go in a pub on my own, would rather go home
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

9 Dec 2007 22:17
i go snowboarding on my own a few times a year, and i love it… sometimes i can go a few days without speaking to anyone. like noble said, different strokes.
Oasisunit
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9 Dec 2007 22:19
^pm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisocial_personality_disorder

only jokes btw
stoney
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17536 posts since 22/1/05

9 Dec 2007 22:20
wouldn't really fancy going on holiday on my own, a fair few times ive been to my mum and dads newquay flat on my own for a short surf break, but thats abit different
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

9 Dec 2007 22:22


you aint far off!!
i work on my own.. live on my own.. travel on my own.
shit!!!i'm a hermit!
Oasisunit
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5173 posts since 8/5/03

9 Dec 2007 22:24
i can't stand and get depressed to even go to the supermarket or the library on my own Oops