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By the 1st June, 2011, we had been on the road for a total of 15 months. While there were still a few places we both wanted to see together, we decided to take a week apart so that Elissa could meet her Mum in New York (a part of her 60th birthday celebrations) and Pete could search for Tigers…in India.

So here is just a snapshot of our girls trip:

Although a little jetlagged, we ventured out on our first night to The Plaza Food Hall for a glass of Moet and some dinner - a great way to start our trip...

Although a little jetlagged, we ventured out on our first night to The Plaza Food Hall for a glass of Moet and some dinner - a great way to start our trip...

The Plaza Hotel by day...

The Plaza Hotel by day...

We shopped along 5th Avenue, through Soho and Greenwich Village (there was also a successful day of shopping done at Woodbury Common)…

We took in the sights of the city aboard the Hop on Hop off Bus Tour...

We took in the sights of the city aboard the Hop on Hop off Bus Tour...

Just about to walk into Tiffany & Co...

Just about to walk into Tiffany & Co after getting our makeup done at Saks...

We had so many delicious lunches and dinners including Salumeria Rossi in the West Village, The River Cafe in Brooklyn, High Tea at The Plaza, Bottega del Vino

And to take in more of the sights, we enjoyed a dinner aboard the World Yacht Cruise (a birthday gift for Mum from my Aunt)...

And to take in more of the sights, we enjoyed a dinner aboard the World Yacht Cruise (a birthday gift for Mum from my Aunt)...

Spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty from our boat...

Spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty from our boat...

A delicious Sunday Brunch at The River Cafe, Brooklyn...

A delicious Sunday Brunch at The River Cafe, Brooklyn...

The River Cafe kindly brought to the table some treats for the birthday girl. And they sang too...

The River Cafe kindly brought to the table some treats for the birthday girl. And they sang too...

An equisite afternoon in the Palm Room at The Plaza for High Tea...

An equisite afternoon in the Palm Room at The Plaza for High Tea...

Some amazing little cakes were also delivered to the table as a birthday surprise for Mum from The Plaza...

Some amazing little cakes were also delivered to the table as a birthday surprise for Mum from The Plaza...

A couple of nights we just had to opt for Room Service as our tired legs just couldn’t get back out there.

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We walked through Central Park and onto the Metropolitan Museum to see the Alexander McQueen Exhibition which was amazing (unfortunately no photos allowed).

We stopped along the way at The Boathouse for a drink...

A stunning day in Central Park...

We enjoyed a drink at The Boathouse...

We enjoyed a drink at The Boathouse...

There was also a quick overnight visit to see our niece/cousin Bridgid, her husband Carl and daughter Mirabel. While we missed the first train, we eventually got there for a beautiful dinner at the Junot home. The following day gave Mum a glimpse of Boston.

Family photo of Carl, Bridg and Mirabel...

Family photo of Carl, Bridg and Mirabel...

Carl took us on a tour of Harvard - Leone's got into the spirit...

Carl took us on a tour of Harvard - Leone's got into the spirit...

After a quick driving tour through the city, coffee on Newbury Street, we sat down to lunch at The Prudential...

After a quick driving tour through the city, coffee on Newbury Street, we sat down to lunch at The Prudential...

The view from the Prudential provides a 360 degree view of Boston...

The view from the Prudential provides a 360 degree view of Boston...

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Back in New York with one day remaining, we headed straight to ‘Top of the Rock’ at the Rockerfeller Centre, did some last minute shopping and then it was time for Broadway.

Looking out to Central Park from 'Top of the Rock'...

Looking out to Central Park from 'Top of the Rock'...

A quick stop at Magnolia Bakery...

A quick stop at Magnolia Bakery...

A great way to finish an incredible week. Memphis was also a brilliant show - highly recommend it!

A great way to finish an incredible week. Memphis was also a brilliant show - highly recommend it!

Thanks Mum for such a brilliant week. I had so much fun and will have such great memories. xxx

For a few more photos, please see our gallery:

Hot Air Ballooning, Cappadocia

Tigers in India
MADAGASCAR VOLUNTEERING
GORILLA TREKKING
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