Hi everyone, how are you? I hope you had a great week, and are enjoying your weekend. I have a confession, I got really pissed about that post, and, well, I think I’m a bit too perfectionist about everything. Anyway, you all should know before everything that my travel buddy (on that trip and every other), my sister, pitched me some wonderful ideas for this article. Best sister ever. Let’s get started, and I hope you’ll like it! Today, I’m taking you to…
💭 Welcome to New York City, or where we woke up at 6 a.m ready to see the world
Here’s the thing. New York is a HUGE city, seriously, it’s huge, and if you think you can do it all by foot, you’re wrong. We were wrong, erm, but that’s another story. But when you’re waking up in the morning, all traces of jet-lag banished in your thoughts, all ready to go out and discover the city you’ve been dreaming of forever…and realize it’s only 6 in the morning, well… Okay. You can do A LOT of things anyway if you’re out early. Rise and shine, pretties. Let’s go see the Big Apple.
When you think about New York, you think about yellow cabs, huge buildings, and obviously, Times Square. Really just a huge place filled with billboards and surrounded by shops, and the famous red stairs. If you get on top, you can see yourself in the huge tv screen right in front of you. You know, to have your celebrity moment.
Walking around on the streets almost feels surreal, because really, New York city. I get chills just thinking back about how I made this dream came true. It’s crazy, really, when you’re looking up and seeing the Chrysler Bulding, and then, Empire State Building right here. Like, hello, I’m tall. Is it okay to hug buildings? Because I would have, at that time. So, so happy.
I already said this before, but I really think that one of the best ways to get ahold of just how pretty a city is (and how big, and impressive), is to get ON TOP of it. Like you’re the world dominator, for just a few minutes. I thought New York was impressive from down below, with all of its tall buildings, streets and fuzzy people all around. Well, staring down from the top of the Empire State Building, there was no word.
Yes, okay, you know me. I love books. Obviously I had to see the New York Library. Isn’t is as beautiful as reading a good book?
If there’s one thing I could advice you do to in New York, it’s this. The view from The Top of The Rock. For me, it was even more spectactular than from the Empire, because, well, you can see it? And, I don’t know, it’s just so, so impressive.
Okay. I was kidding before. There’s one thing you have to see, because it’s the NYC cliché, sure, but because, well, it’s there, you gotta see it. And, I mean, it’s a man from my hometown who designed it, and I feel proud, haha. Ladies and gentlemen, The Statue Of Liberty.
I know, you probably saw it already a thousand times in pictures, but nothing’s worth seeing it for real. It’s WAY bigger than you think it is, really. And I really loved the island. It’s a short boat ride from Manhattan, and it feels so peaceful, well, except for the swarm of tourists, sure. And the view from here to the city is so pretty.
Going down the road to places you have to see, and because it’s in the south of Manhattan’s island, well, the 9/11 memorial. I can say that I have never been to New York before it happened, but, seeing this place really is breathtaking, and a deeply emotional experience that everyone should go see for themselves. Because it’s important, it really is.
Hopefully, it won’t be a thousand degrees when you get to New York, like we did… because this, guys, THIS BELOW, was like going in the DESERT. For hours. Who knew Brooklyn Bridge was THAT big and that exhausting? But who knew a brigde could make me so happy?
✈️ I know it’s New York, but there’s still some nature to see.
When you think about New York, it’s so easy to think about the big, tall, endless buildings, and feel scared because, well, WHERE ARE THE TREES and nature and animals and I AM CHOKING. No? Only me? Okay. I love big cities, but I love big parks, too. I was glad to find some peaceful places, in the heart of the city that never sleeps.
Washington Square Park is one great, AMAZING example. Because it’s in the Friends neighborhood, probably, but, well, because look at this. There are trees, flowers, benches, and it just felt great walking here and taking a break away from everything.
If you looked at the picture above, WOULD YOU SAY you are in New York? I wouldn’t have guessed. This is the High Line, people, and, if you ask me, well, just GO THERE. It’s like another world in the city, it’s so cool. I photographed DRAGONFLIES there, guys.
Obviously, I can’t talk about nature without mentioning Central Park. CENTRAL PARK IS HUGE. Really, I was amazed. It’s so beautiful, too, and the best way to feel like a New Yorker. Hide your map for a second, and just jog with people, see them meet over a pic nic, take their children close to the water, just….it’s so great. I could talk about it for hours, but well, I’ll spare you. For now.
Bryant Park, or another way to catch a break in your crazy New-Yorker day.