03 June 2013

threw my bad fortune off the top of a tall building, pt.II

El primer día en Nueva York lo dedicamos exclusivamente a caminar, a deambular sin rumbo fijo, saltando de edificio famoso a edificio famoso. El punto de partida fue Times Square, donde almorzamos en Ruby’s. Sí, el mismo Ruby’s que está frente al City aquí en Tegucigalpa. Pero en primer lugar, teníamos mucha hambre y traten de encontrar lugar barato y que “aprobado para madres” en esta zona sin conocer nada de nada. De todas formas, la hamburguesa es más rica en Honduras que allá.

De Times Square sólo era cuestión de caminar unas cuantas cuadras, muy largas cuadras, en dirección a Grand Central station. En realidad, vimos a lo lejos el Chrysler building y resulta que Central Station estaba cerca. Deambulamos de regreso y llegamos a la Biblioteca municipal, donde descansamos unos minutos antes de ir en búsqueda del Empire State. Llegamos por casualidad al Flat Iron building y paseamos por un mercado que estaba frente al Madison Square Park. Continuamos hasta el Union Square park, que mi hermano nos explicó que es uno de los lugares famosos donde profesionales y amateurs, llegan a jugar. Había mucha gente jugando, efectivamente, pero yo estaba más pendiente del grupo de Hare Krishnas rapados, sentados en el suelo y tocando bongos, que por cualquier otra cosa.

Our first day in New York was entirely devoted to walking, to wandering aimlessly, going from famous building to famous building. Our starting point was Times Square, where we had lunch at Ruby Tuesday’s. Yes, the same Ruby Tuesday’s located in front of City bank here in Tegucigalpa. But first of all, we were starving and try to find someplace cheap AND mom-approved in this area without having a clue. Anyways, the hamburger tastes better in Honduras than over there.

From Times Square it was just a matter of walking a few blocks, very long blocks, to Grand Central Station. Actually, we saw from afar the Chrysler building and it turned out that Grand Central was nearby. We wandered back and got to the Public Library and we sat down for a few minutes before going to look for the Empire State. We found by chance the Flat Iron building and we walked around a little market in front of the Madison Square Park. Next we got to the Union Square Park, where my brother later explained to us that it is one of many famous places where chess players, both professionals and amateurs, come to play. Indeed, there were many people playing chess, but I was too distracted by the group of bold Hare Krishnas, sitting on the ground and playing bongos, to pay attention to anything else.

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