Like I mentioned in my previous post, after graduation, my family and I got to spend three wonderful days in NYC. It was my second time visiting the Big Apple, while my parents and siblings were first timers (hint: they loved it).
We got to stay at a really nice hotel in Long Island City and spent every single day walking around the city (in the cold), eating ramen for three days in a row (it was damn cold) and jumping from one subway station to the other.
Overall, I learned and realized several things while I was in NYC:
- Ramen is too damn good but it’s even better if you drink a Calpico with your meal.
- Some people don’t shower (this is beyond noticeable when you ride the subway).
- I actually enjoy subway rides.
- Manhattan is a great city to live in when you are in your 20s and 30s but it must be hella annoying when you get older (late 40s/early 50s)? Maybe I’m wrong but that’s the impression I got.
- Do not eat in chain restaurants while in NYC. There are lots of cozy food places that are cheaper and better than your average chain restaurants.
- Do not go to Battery Park in the middle of winter, unless you want to freeze your butt off.
- The Picabia exhibit at the MoMA was absolutely STUNNING. He was such a versatile artist.
- I’ve never felt safer in a city like I did in NYC. There’s people literally everywhere.
- My Sigma 30mm was my best friend during this trip.
- Souvenirs are basic. Get yourself some cool art from street vendors. Those are cool.
- I will definitely be back.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip: