Friday, April 22, 2005

Paris - miles better

Well, I ran the Paris Marathon on the 10th of April...what a lovely city, and what a lovely day for a run. Up until half way I was making reasonable time, on course for around a 4hour and a bit run, but slumped badly towards the end and came in at 5hr 35...I suppose I should have trained, hey ho.
I'm so impressed with Paris, especially after my disappointment with New York.
And the shopping is great, if a tad pricey...

Monday, April 04, 2005

New York

Well - was a bit disappointed with my visit to New York. Grand Central station, although nice, is pretty small. Way smaller than they make it look on the telly. And Manhattan is small as well.
And the gadget shops are pants - many of them but very limited product ranges, and the prices weren't competitive, even with the great exchange rate.
And I couldn't even get much for the wife - better shoes/perfumes/clothes etc in Edinburgh.
And the nightlife was a bit sucky too - so all my preconceptions were dashed except one:

The Empire State Building - it is quite spectacular from the top. Old an dknackered inside - we queued for 2 hours in decrepit, dingy corridors - but absolutely worth it!