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Trip Start May 15, 2014
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Trip End May 17, 2014


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Where I stayed
grand hyatt new york
What I did
United Nations Headquarters

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wow! We woke up at 3 am and were on our flight at 6:30. It was a smooth flight with arrival on time at airport. We hired a shuttle but it took us almost 2 hours to get to hotel due to traffic! The President was in town in the morning for the dedication of the new 9/11 museum. 




 
 
 
Unfortunately we were not able to visit Ground Zero. We checked into the hotel and then walked over to the United Nations headquarters. There were many excellent speakers for the Opening Ceremonies including Ban Ki Moon's Secretary General (?) who read to us an inspiring message written for us by BKM himself. The former ambassador to Indonesia and a current US UN officer spoke with the kids about careers in International Relations. 





 
 
 
The best part was sitting in the General Assembly where UN actually work!
After Opening Ceremonies we went back to the hotel and changed and walked through Times Square to a New York pizzeria! We saw all the Broadway shows and bright lights of the cities. The kids almost fell asleep into their pizzas, so after all that excitement we all quickly checked back in to the hotel and went to sleep!

Sorry there is not more pictures - my phone died! I'll try to upload more from everyone else soon!
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