Last summer, I decided to enjoy my vacation through a pleasure trip to New York, which is 1149 Km away from Chicago, the US city where I am staying currently. I have great interest for seeing the famous places and New York is known to house quite such places, where the visitors can be acquainted with the historical facts and features. So I looked on the internet and booked my air ticket and hotel accommodation, to make my trip comfortable.
I chose to stay in a 2 Star hotel of New York, named Villa 121 Guest House that is conveniently located very close to most of the tourist attractions of this city and well connected to all other parts through the 125th Street underground station, which is only 5 minutes walking distance from this hotel. The room was decorated with bright colored upholsteries and comfortable wooden furniture, even in its separate sitting area. The air-conditioned room had a satellite TV, refrigerator, microwave oven, iron and hair dryer. The attached bathroom had all the necessary toiletries and bath robe.
Comfortable in-flight services provided by British Airways
My air ticket was booked in the Economy Class of British Airways, a popular and reliable airline in the world, as it is the flag carrier of the UK. I loved all the in-flight facilities provided by this airline, during this short journey of only around 2 hours.
- The large seats of the Economy Class cabin were very comfortable, with seat pitch of around 32 inches and arranged in convenient alignment. The passengers were also given extra privacy, if asked for a premium service.
- The passengers were welcomed with complimentary fruit juices or hot beverages, after boarding the plane. We were also offered tasty snacks and refreshed drinks as part of in-flight meal service.
- The passengers were offered a bar system, where any of them could take any alcoholic drink, along with a light snack.
- There were personal screens attached before each seat, to enable the passengers to enjoy various entertaining programs, as part of in-flight entertainment system of this airline.
Great experience of visiting the prominent New York tourist destinations
In New York, my first aim was to see the world famous Statue of Liberty, whose pictures I had seen earlier in books. So I went to Battery Park, in southern part of Manhattan Island, just opposite to New York Harbor. There was Castle Clinton in this park area, from where I got ferry service that took me to the colossal Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island. I was awestruck to see this copper statue of Roman Goddess Libertas, with a torch in her lifted hand and a tablet on the other hand. The broken chain at the feet of this statue made it an icon of national independence of this country.
Next day I went to see Central Park that was very close to my hotel. This urban park is notable for housing several points of attractions; like a red granite obelisk called Cleopatra’s Needle, seven artificial lakes, a zoo, an aquarium and 29 magnificent sculptures. I also visited Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is the biggest art museum of this country and situated adjacent to Central Park. I felt so excited to see the 17 departments of this museum, featuring numerous objects of arts from ancient period till date.
Whenever I will have another chance of visiting New York in future, I will surely buy air tickets from this airline only.