We were chilling around in NYC the 25. of december, and found out that the city was really celebrating christmas, and we was looking at a quiet day. So we took a freezing walk along the riverside, heading south on the Esplanade towards Battery Park, a cosy area of the southern part of Manhatten. We wanted to see one of the wonders of NYC – the world famous Statue of Liberty, “born” in 1886 as a gift from the people of France. The Statue is representing Libertas, the roman goddess of freedom holding the torch and the iPad of the time, a tablet evoking the law. The statue is on Unesco World Heritage list, and might be one of the best known attractions on the planet. We didn’t wanted to spend time on Liberty Island and as every possible trip to the statue was closed for Christmas Day, we walked to the Staten Island Ferry, which is a great opportunity for a freebie ride. The ferry goes from Manhatten to, surprise surprise, to Staten Island every 30 minutes and it is completely free. On the trip you go close by Liberty Island, and you have a great view of the statue. Well, to be honest, we are not the only ones knowing about “the magic” of the Staten Island Ferry, so properly 75 % of the people on the ferry, use it for the free-ride. How to tell? Well, if you think you can sit in the seats and enjoy the view, you will quickly find out that any view out the windows are quite impossible. And you will recognize most of the other people on the way back. But go outside on the back decks of the ferry, and you have a great spot for looking a this beautiful statue.