They say it’s “the city that never sleeps” which is definitely true; the hustling bustling city of New York is a destination that I can finally say that I visited. Over the course of my stay, I realised that I did not fall in love with the city. Don’t get me wrong, it truly is an amazing place and I really did love every second, but in my opinion I would never be be able to live there.
The 7 hour flight there actually went surprisingly quick; we left Manchester at around 1:45pm, and arrived at JFK at around 5:20pm due to the time difference which felt really strange to adjust to (and of course we arrived in rush hour, so it took us a while to get to the hotel🙄)!
Personally, I feel like New York is a completely different city during the day than at night. During the day, it really is a “concrete jungle”, you really get to appriciate the architecture and the asthetics of the buildings, as the buildings make New York what it is. However at night, this city full of mighty sky scrapers and busy New Yorkers turns into one of the most magical places I have ever seen. Comparing the view from the top of the Rockafeller Centre during the day to the view from the Empire State at night provides a complete juxtaposition of New York, and it allows you to admire the beauty of the city im different ways.
Visiting places like Central Park also allowed me to appriciate the beauty of New York as well – it was a contrast to the hustle and bustle of the concrete areas of the city, providing stunning areas of greenery and the perfect place for a gorgeous stroll 😍🍃🌼.
Of course being in New York, there are so many iconic sights and places to see and the famous sights that I was most excited to see were ones from the TV series Gossip Girl, and as soon as we arrived at Grand Cenral station, it felt extremely surreal (considering the fact that I have watched Gossip Girl at least 4 times over😁!!)
Visiting the 9/11 memorial and museum was very emotional; realising and learning in more depth as to how it effected the people, their families and not only America, but the world as a whole. The memorial created by the loved ones of those who tragically passed away was beautiful and extremely special, and a lovely place oin be able to pay respect❤️🇺🇸.
We took a ferry from Manhattan to liberty island and again it was just so surreal to see something that I have seen on TV and in films so many times! To be honest, it was a lot bigger than I expected, and standing right underneath it made me realise how big it actually was!
And finally – the shopping!! The shopping was my favourite part; Macy’s, Bloomingdales, 5th Avenue and so much more! I was in my element 😍😍
See you next Tuesday,