Every day that I get to come to places like this, for free (well, not really, I'm here to work, though obviously not 24 hours a day), I have to stop and reflect on how thankful I am that I am allowed these opportunities. The work is thankless, and tedious, but I always dreamt or traveling for work, and fell into it by accident.
In Manhattan for the week, and can't wait to get checked into my room and settled in, so I can go explore a bit! I thought I would be prepared for the crazy cabbies, at least somewhat, since I'm from Chicago, but I was horribly wrong. LOL! The cabbies are definitely more crazy here.
As for the area, ask me again in a bit once I get to explore some. :)