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Observations from New York

1. With the notable exception of the staff at Century 21, everyone (whom I met in Manhattan, anyway) is really nice

2. With the ability to run air conditioned subway trains 24 hours a day, you’d think it wouldn’t be so difficult to have electronic boards telling you how long it would be before the next train will arrive

3. Speaking of air con, most stores I went in were freezing

4. Portions, even at non-American cuisine restaurants, are huge

5. Cars toot their horns an awful lot

6. Although it applies in London to a small extent, it must be a nightmare having the main office blocks right in the middle of tourist central

7. Having 3 ad breaks during a 30 minute TV programme is really annoying

8. It is a fantastic city

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