It's one of the places everyone dreams of visiting, I undoubtedly shared the same dream. Upon arriving there, I was quite nervous, probably because I was so far away from home, and I didn't want my expectations of New York to be too high, because I've always been someone who has quite high expectations and standards, not always intentionally, but I do tend to disappoint myself because of this. But after arriving, my nerves and worries drifted away and a huge sense of serenity overcame my body. Stepping into the Times Square, I glance above and around me, everything suddenly sets into slow motion. Taken aback by the lively thriving atmosphere that stood before me, I realised that this city is everything I ever thought it would be and everything that it's made out to be. Though I was extremely tired and lacking energy from travelling, the cities bright lights and enthusiasm kept me awake, and I couldn't contain my happiness and excitement for what was to come in the next few days.
My first breakfast in New York is something I'll never forget. A small diner across from the hotel we were staying at, seemed an suitable and easy option for breakfast. As I walked in I immediately fell in love with the 'diner' setting. It was like something from a movie, literally. Sat around a table with my closest friends who were also on the trip, we all ordered, though at first I honestly didn't what to pick. The options were dreamy, waffles, pancakes, fruit, eggs, french toast... I could have had it all! But I had to pick the popular french toast. It was absolutely beautiful, but my oh my, the size of it! I could barely even finish!
So many to-do things in New York, and I was very lucky to be able to do and see some of the spectacular things that the city has to offer. Though I cannot exactly remember the order in which we did them, here are some of my highlights...
Something again that I'll never forget is walking through both the Guggenheim Museum and The Met. I've never been so intrigued in a museum before, maybe it was the overwhelming fact that I was in the city of dreams, that made me instantly fall in love with everything it had to offer, or perhaps it really was the incredible artworks it had on show, and there's no doubt about it. I was constantly gazing in awe at everything I set my eyes on, everything interested me, and made me think. The city is a place for creativity and artists, and so much more, so it made a lot of sense to almost be over-admiring it's wonders and works. Walking up 1,224 feet high at night definitely brought back nerves, but I knew it was going to be worth it, and it most certainly was. Standing at the top of the Empire State Building just tops of the outstanding surrealism that New York had made me feel. Overlooking the city was spectacular, there's nothing like it. The shimmering lights from down below was almost the same as looking up at the night sky, it was magnificent and so dreamy.  The Grand Central station, central park, the subway, rockfeller ice rink, broadway, the food, the shops! I honestly couldn't get enough, in this city there truly was a wonderful attraction in every corner, no matter how big or small it was... you're always curious in New York City.