Monday, October 16, 2017

What Happened in New York Does Not Stay in New York


I do hope you are not expecting me to be stealing something, using illegal medicines or anything of some sort, as I didn’t.

It was a long and chill 14 hours flight. Our drive to the hotel was enough to regain back some strength but what happened with me was otherwise. My brain would like to sleep yet my eyes were open almost the entire trip looking on what was there to see through the window. Because hello? It’s New York! The city that never sleeps! The chance of having another visit is highly possible, nonetheless, still had that first time feels ~

It felt just about a minute when I took some time to rest and lay down before I started prepping up again as our layover just started. A free bus service to the subway was provided by the hotel so the struggle with directions obviously started within the metro.

Vanessa and I badly wanted to explore the whole of New York yet clearly we only had few hours to spend. Add up the fact that we cannot abuse our bodies much more as our strength were already drained from the flight; with that, we decided to go to the most likely, reachable places.

First stop: Brooklyn Bridge



We were told sunset will be around 6:30 PM and we had only less than two hours left to be there. We were lost at first but eventually found our way just right before the night sky showed up.

What came to view when the moon was up was stunningly beautiful.



Above photo obviously does not give justice to that. It was too lovely my camera cannot even focus on me lol



Wished there was more time to savor the view but time was running and there’s still more to see so we headed to our next goal.

Next and final stop: Times Square



Few hours left till midnight and still, people are everywhere. Several shops were still open so I got to buy my every layover, must have, souvenirs.

I was up and moving for 24 hours or so, that when we reached the center of Times Square, there’s nothing much that I can do apart from admiring the place. We still managed to take couple of photos and did several poses along with this gang, which by the way, we payed for 20 bucks.


I also got to see the famous red stairs which was, by the way, too crowded that night so I was happy enough to see it in person. A shooting of movie or show or whatever apparently happened that time that people were still busy taking photos and videos of what was left, so I took one for me as well. Lol.

We went back to our hotel sleeping along the way as that was how exhausted we were. Alhamdulillah we didn’t miss the stop nor lost our way. The whole experience, despite how exhausting it was, is surreal - the fact that I walked the streets and see places in person that I watched only in movies before. I cannot say when my next visit to NYC will be, but I do hope I'll see the Statue of Liberty by then. *wink
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7 comments:

  1. Oh, New York. That was a short stay but you made the best of it. Let's claim it that you will see the statue of liberty next time! xx, Richel V.

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  2. I would definitely do what you do. What is sleep if you are in New York! There will always be next time to explore. :)

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    1. Yes, yes. It’s not everyday that i’m in New York; and I really hope so! Hehe thanks bea

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  3. New York is in my bucket list! What is sleep if you can marvel at the beauty of the whole city, right? hehe but seriously tho, I hope you had enough sleep after your tour! ☺

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    1. I didn’t! Only 4 hours, but about 20 hrs later, I slept the whole evening until noon! Thanks Abby

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  4. Ahh, i'm so jelly!! New york is goalsss!! Looking forward with your next trips. ♥

    xo, lianne mac

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