New York City, NY

In August of last year, I visited the United States for the first time in my life. My mother is from NYC, so I’ve been curious and pretty desperate to visit ever since I was a little girl. Reality bore no comparison to expectation. It was the perfect combination of architecture, fashion and open spaces that I love so much. Central Park possessed views unlike anything I’ve ever experienced; the beauty of a Scottish park with skyscrapers towering over the treetops. The people were amazing – from the group of guys I danced with to Beyonce on the Staten Island Ferry to the hostel workers – everybody was so helpful, and very amused by my accent. I visited Canarsie in Brooklyn where my mother grew up, ate authentic Italian pizza and rode the Cyclone at Coney Island. It was the best trip of my entire life. The shopping was out of this world – my personal favourite spot was 34th Street. Despite my borderline idiotic fear of heights we went to the top of the Empire State Building, it was breathtaking.

Super excited to be returning here in a couple of weeks with my mum!


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13 thoughts on “New York City, NY

  1. I am so glad that you were able to visit NYC! I am even more thrilled that you were able to do and see so much – even getting out the the boros and visiting where your mom is from. How exciting is that?!?!? Bravo to you! I was born, raised and lived in NYC until two years ago when I moved to Miami, Florida – it is no match for NYC.

    1. All the popular things like the Empire State and Times Square are amazing – then the Staten Island Ferry at night lets you see the city all lit up and the Statue of Liberty (plus the ferry is free)! Try find some good local restaurants to try out in Chinatown and Little Italy, the shopping on 34th Street is out of this world and so is Soho! If you get a chance go see the Brooklyn Bridge and walk over it – the view of Manhattan from Brooklyn Park is amazing and there’s lots of galleries/ shops/ places to eat!

  2. Great post. My mum and dad have this morning just got back from NYC – and it seems all they did was SHOP! So you were right about the shopping 😉 For me Top of the Rock is better value than the Empire State Building or Statue of Liberty, but it’s all down to personal preference.

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