Different flowers from the same garden

Last Thursday we played Sinterklaas in the class, we had a lot of fun (Mexicans trying to sing Sinterklaas Kapoentje). And my teacher bought great American food, like cheesecake and donuts.IMG_5303 IMG_5305 IMG_5306 Last Friday I had my last school day here in New York, but it was also the day that my sister arrived! I showed her the campus and I introduced her to my friends. We even had dinner at the campus, because I wanted to show her how it was like here.
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There was a Rooftop Club at our hotel so we went there for Happy Hour!
There was a Rooftop Club at our hotel so we went there for Happy Hour!
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Our room was already a mess after one day
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And yes, also the bathroom.
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The hotel lobby, all christmassy.

IMG_5401 IMG_5402On our first day, we went to Times Square, the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza and we did some shopping at 5th Avenue.IMG_5404IMG_5405IMG_5406IMG_5407IMG_5408IMG_5409IMG_5410IMG_5411IMG_5412IMG_5413IMG_5414IMG_5415IMG_5416

When you stand in the corners, diagonally opposite to each other, you can talk via the walls.
When you stand in the corners, diagonally opposite to each other, you can talk via the walls.

In the evening we went to a bar in The Village.

IMG_5332IMG_5419The next day we did a tour around Central Park, the cyclist told us a lot, and we stopped at the centre of Manhattan, the Friends fountain and the Strawberry Fields (John Lennon memorial). IMG_5420IMG_5421IMG_5422IMG_5423

The white house on the top of the building is where Lady Gaga lives when she is in New York.
The white house on the top of the building is where Lady Gaga lives when she is in New York.

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There were it says: "Essex House". On the top is the house of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
There were it says: “Essex House”. On the top is the house of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

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And there we were standing at the centre of Manhattan
And there we were standing at the centre of Manhattan

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The Friends fountain, I'll be there for youuuu..
The Friends fountain, I’ll be there for youuuu..

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Where John Lennon used to live, his wife is still living there.
Where John Lennon used to live, his wife is still living there.
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The Strawberry Fields, “Imagine”
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The Plaza Hotel

IMG_5459IMG_5460The windows of the shops look amazing here around Christmas time. IMG_5461IMG_5462

Abercrombie & Fitch model
Abercrombie & Fitch model

01d7b398fccce7816067d49758926009d58d23c5b7We went to the Empire State building, and we had an amazing view!!IMG_5464IMG_5465IMG_5467IMG_5468IMG_5469We had dinner at Little Italy, the food was delicious.IMG_5335IMG_5470The next day we went to the 9/11 memorial and we went to the Statue of Liberty. After that we went to the Financial District.
IMG_5472IMG_5473IMG_5474IMG_5476IMG_5477IMG_5478IMG_5479IMG_5480IMG_5481IMG_5482IMG_5483IMG_5484IMG_5485IMG_5488IMG_5489IMG_5490IMG_5491IMG_5492IMG_5493IMG_5494IMG_5495IMG_5497IMG_5498IMG_5499IMG_5500IMG_5501IMG_5502IMG_5504IMG_5505IMG_5506IMG_5507IMG_5508In the evening we walked over the Brooklyn bridge, it was absolutely amazing!!IMG_5509IMG_5510IMG_5511IMG_5513      IMG_5514IMG_5515IMG_5516IMG_5517IMG_5518IMG_5519IMG_5520IMG_5521IMG_5522IMG_5523IMG_5524IMG_5525IMG_5526The next day we went to Times Square again to buy tickets for the Broadway musical Matilda. The musical was amazing, I loved every second of it.IMG_5529IMG_5530IMG_5532IMG_5533IMG_5534IMG_5535IMG_5537IMG_5538IMG_5539IMG_5540We went to the Highline park, which was back in the years a rail road.

Subway selfie
Subway selfie
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And another subway selfie

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IMG_5367IMG_5547IMG_5376IMG_5377IMG_5379IMG_5548IMG_5549IMG_5551IMG_5552IMG_5553IMG_5554IMG_5555IMG_5557We had lunch at a really cute place.IMG_5380IMG_5381IMG_5383

Jeeej, mac & cheese.
Jeeej, mac & cheese.
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Morgan Freeman
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Lunch at a Mexican restaurant.

On our last evening we went to the Rooftop club from the Empire hotel. My sister wanted to see it because (of course) Gossip Girl. Sadly no Chuck Bass there.

IMG_5560IMG_5561IMG_5562IMG_5563And then it was the day of goodbye, and time for me to head back to the campus. The next time I will see my sister is in 5 months..fotoIMG_5388I had a letter when I arrived at the campus, it was from my friend Cely who wished me a merry Christmas. I am still waiting for a package from Maaike, with a lot of food in it, I really hope it is here after the weekend.IMG_5391

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