New York, Monday the 19th of September, 2011
experiences. Sorry, New York, but your subway ticketing system is confusing for unsuspecting visitors. Every other time we had the wrong tickets, or they expired when they shouldn't have, or they simply wouldn't work when we tried to get through the turnstiles. Fortunately, the helpful staff took pity on our inadequacy and would press a magic button to open a door that allowed us onto the platform. (I think our Australian accents worked to our advantage here) On a more positive note, the trains ran frequently, were on time and were very clean.
Moving right along, our train took us to the Staten Island Ferry terminal where we boarded the ferry and enjoyed a scenic cruise across the bay where we were thrilled to finally see the Statue of Liberty. The girls had no inclination to actually go to Liberty Island for a close encounter so we settled for appreciating it from a distance.
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