After the fall out of the Second World War and the atrocities that we associate with it, the United Nations was formed. Whether you think they are effective in their goals or not, what the United Nations symbolises is peacekeeping and the development of a better world. Being a lover and teacher of Law, Politics and History, I couldn’t be in the city that holds the headquarters of the United Nations and not pay a visit.
We were booked for 10:30 and in typical fashion arrived at 10am; it is a short walk from Grand Central Terminal. However, what they don’t tell you on the ticket is, that you need to check in to an office across the road to get your passports scanned and receive a visitor badge. This took quite some time, almost half an hour in fact and we also had to go through security for the Headquarters itself. As we purchased our tickets online we also had to report to the ticketing counter. All in all we almost missed our tour. I suggest permitting an hour or so before your tour time to allow for this process. I’d hate for you to miss out on a tour in your language.
The tour in itself was very educational and well worth the cost. The afternoon was spent shopping, namely at the Designer Shoe Warehouse.
Thank me later!