Can you relate?
• Being amazing on how there were not just one but multiple restaurants to choose from for all the different cuisines of the world.
• Checking out the China Town area and couldn’t believe how it really seems like we were in China (after having working at an international school in Shanghai for some time).
• Loving the new area to chill out next the Staten Island Ferry terminal, great views and not too crowded.
• Going to look at the new 9-11 memorial, long line to wait in…but the two water fountains were pretty spectacular.
• Buying too many things at all the unique cafes and stores, couldn’t resist wanting to try things not available in my host country.
• Traveling to this awesome city to see three of my friends from two of the countries that I have lived in, who now live in New York.
• Using the New York Subway system to get around and trying to act like I knew my way around it like a local (a bit of a fail).
• Thinking I saw Michael Cera near China Town, took a picture of him, and then hearing what my friends thought on Facebook…if it was really him (some thought so, some no).
• Trying to keep my head down while walk around in the city…couldn’t stop looking up at all the cool skyscrapers.
• Taking a stroll through 1/3 of Central Park and watching all the exercisers, relaxers, etc…the nature in that park is really wonderful.
• Looking at the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry…the second time that I’ve done that!
• Purchasing a Groupon for a grocery store there and getting $40 for only $20…stocked up on some supplies for when I go back home.
• Getting to see the Manhattan skyline both in the morning, afternoon, sunset and night…thanks to my friend for letting me stay at his awesome Brooklyn apartment.
• Enjoying my fair share of bagels…toasted with a bit of honey…for my breakfast.
• Going to see a concert at a old jazz/blues club just right off of Times Square…what a location!
• Thanking my friend for letting me use their Museum of Modern Art membership pass. Probably wouldn’t have gone if I would have had to pay.
• Taking pictures of all the New Yorkers doing their thing as they walk down all the streets…there are some very interesting people walking around New York!
• Walking to Bryant Park at night at having a cool drink with a friend for some catching up.
• Going into Grand Central Station and thinking about all the movies that have been filmed there.
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