NYC, Day #2 & #3 – 5th Avenue, Wall Street and Chinatown

Before going to NYC I had done a little planning on what to do and see there. Not a precise day by day  itinerary, but points of interest that we should try to see during our stay. So, since we actually had many days to see the city, we decided to “really see it”, so on our second day we walked down the 5th avenue. We were staying on the 123th, almost corner with Malcolm X avenue, and we walked from there till the 14th street. Yes, walked. Because we wanted to.

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Antes de ir para NYC eu planejei algumas coisas para fazer e ver por lá. Não um itinerário dia-a-dia, mas pontos de interesse que deveríamos tentar ver durante nossa viagem. Então, já que tínhamos alguns bons dias para ver a cidade, nós decidimos “realmente ver a cidade”, portanto no nosso segundo dia, nós andamos a Quinta Avenida quase inteira. Nós estávamos hospedados na rua 123, quase esquina com a Avenida Malcolm X, e andamos de lá até a rua 14. Sim, andamos. Porque nós quisemos.

5th-avenue-apple-storeOur first stop was Apple Store, obviously. Le boyfriend is very much into technology stuff. I was more interested in the Sephora stores and Bergdorf Goodman. Then, we paid quick visits to some Churches.

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Nossa primeira parada foi a Apple Store, claro. O boy adora uma loja de tecnologia e eletrônicos. Eu estava mais interessada nas lojas da Sephora e Bergdorf Goodman. Senti a falta de uma girlfriend para ficar “brincando” nessas lojas. It’s just so much fun! @.@ Depois nós visitamos algumas igrejas. 

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5th Avenue Presbyterian Church

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Saint Thomas Church

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Saint Patrick’s Church and many other places were being reformed. Inside and outside, which made for a very frustrating touristing photography with all the scaffolding everywhere, hiding the beautiful facades.

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A Igreja de São Patrick e muitos outros lugares estavam sendo reformados por dentro e por fora, o que era bastante frustrante para fazer fotos com tantos andaimes por todo lado escondendo as belas fachadas. 

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Teuscher Chocolate Shop. I would really like to know what a US$95 for half a pound chocolate tastes like. Now you know what to give me for birthday present in case you are interested in spoiling me.

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Loja do chocolate Teuscher. Eu gostaria muito mesmo de saber qual o gosto de um chocolate que custa 95 dólares (tipo, mais de 200 reais) por 226 gramas. Agora vocês sabem o que me dar de presente de aniversário se quiserem me mimar.

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The Public Library – A Biblioteca Pública

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5th Avenue

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On our third day, we went to Wall Street for the Wall Street Experience Tour on the Financial Crisis. I had low expectations on that, but was I mistaken? That was actually one of the things we liked the most in our trip to NYC. No joke. I had just recently watched “Too big to fail” so I was able to get some of the guide’s references, who if I’m not mistaken is named James. He had so much energy and a sparkle in his eyes… He surely knew a lot of the places history and was quite funny. He made the tour absolutely amazing for me and le boyfriend and I presume for the rest of the people in the group.  If you check on trip advisor you’ll see all the many positive reviews on this tour.

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No nosso terceiro dia nós fizemos o tour por Wall Street com um guia. Eu não esperava muito do passeio, mas nossa, como eu estava enganada! Esse tour foi uma das coisas que mais gostamos em nossa viagem a Nova York. Sem zoeira. Eu tinha assistido “Too big to fail” alguns dias antes da viagem e então consegui me ligar em várias referências do guia, que se não me engano chama-se James. Ele tinha muita energia e um brilho nos olhos… o cara sabia do que estava falando, sabia muito da história do lugar e era bem engraçado. Para nós o tour foi sensacional. Se vocês derem uma olhada no trip advisor, a maioria esmagadora é de comentários positivos. 

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Oh, and we passed by the bull, but it was crowded, so we decided to go back there another day…

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Ah, e nós passamos pelo Touro de Wall Street, mas estava cheio de gente lá, então decidimos voltar outro dia…

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These hot dog carts are literally everywhere in NYC…

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Esses carrinhos de cachorro quente estão literalmente em todo lugar em Nova York…

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NYC City Hall Park – Parque da prefeitura de Nova York

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We had gotten the subway to go to Wall Street, but from there we walked to Chinatown, again, to see more of the city. In Chinatown, le boyfriend bought some kung fu butterfly knives and fans for practice, and we had lunch at the Big Wong Restaurant. I had read about the place before going there and one’s to keep in mind they are not there to pamper you, but the food is good.

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Nós havíamos pegado o metrô para ir a Wall Street, mas de lá nós fomos andando até Chinatown, novamente, para ver mais da cidade. Em Chinatown, Guilherme comprou alguns fações e leques de Kung Fu para treino e almoçamos no restaurante Big Wong. Eu havia lido sobre o lugar antes de ir lá e deve-se ter em mente que eles não estão lá para ficar paparicando ninguém, mas a comida é boa.

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Our day was not over yet. We headed to Columbus Circle to see some stores in the area and then another long walk back to our place going up the 7th avenue…

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Nosso dia ainda não havia acabado. Passamos pelo Columbus Circle para ver algumas lojas pelo local e daí mais uma longa passeada de volta ao nosso hostel subindo pela Sétima Avenida.

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8 Responses to NYC, Day #2 & #3 – 5th Avenue, Wall Street and Chinatown

  1. mmmm, i love the way you captured my city, girl!! i miss it every day.

  2. Preston says:

    I was there just after you! I have several friends in NYC and nearby – it’s great to have a native tour guide, but it looks like you guys did great. There’s always more to see – you should make some flickr contacts in NYC before December and get some tips for next time😉

  3. Interesante articulo . Aprendo algo con cada blog todos los días. Siempre es grato poder leer el contenido de otros bloggers. Desearía usar algo de tu post en mi blog, naturalmente dejare un enlace , si no te importa. Gracias por compartir.

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