Sunday, March 20, 2016

New York, New York

Hello, everyone!

For the past week I have been on Spring break, and it has been absolutely wonderful. It's amazing what you can fit into a week if you plan everything out beforehand. I could go on and on about everything that I did, but two of the places I went stand out the most. Today I'm going to write about New York City, but another day I will tell you all about meeting the author of my favorite book in DC.

New York City, where to begin? I have been to NYC more times than I can count. My parents were firm believers in making sure that we were cultured as children, and as a result we went to many, many different places. NYC has so many things to see and do (for adults and children), so it is definitely one of my favorite cities.

This time, I went to New York with two of my friends who had never been before. I made the critical mistake of deciding to take the train up on St. Patrick's Day, which brings an additional two million people into the city. It was a very interesting experience.

We managed to see the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, a bit of Central Park, the New York Public Library, and lots of shops on 5th Avenue. The problem that arose was that 5th Avenue was blocked off because of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, and as a result it was very difficult to navigate. So if you plan on showing people around, don't go to NYC on a big holiday!

Here are some pictures:

One day I would love to take a historical tour around the city and see some of the old bars and mid-century places that would have been popular at the time. I think that the history of big cities is particularly fascinating because so, so many people have passed through these areas over the years. It's really incredible to think about.

That's all I have for now. I have a lot of homework to catch up on before tomorrow. I hope everyone is doing well!

Have you ever been to New York City? What did you think of it?

Cheers. xx


  1. Ive lived in the new york area for 18 years now ever since meeting my husband in college/ First we spent college breaks in brooklyn with his family then we lived in brooklyn after we married and then we moved to manhattan for a few years while he was in grad school and then 9 years ago we bought our house in jersey city and moved there, jc is basically a suburb of manhattan, the fifth borough. I used to really want to move to the country and i sitll dream of a suburban ranch house but im so used to nyc and all it has to offer i doubt id be happy anywhere else enjoy your break

    1. I completely understand that! When I'm older I want to live near the city for a bit, but I am so used to living in the suburbs/rural areas of Maryland that it would be quite a dramatic change! My father is from Jersey City, so I would love to explore that area a bit more. Cheers x

  2. Despite having lived in Toronto for six years, I've not yet made to the Big Apple. One day, I hope! I think everyone should try to get there at least one. It's too iconic, too beautiful, and too engaging a city to not walk away enriched from.

    Happy first week of spring wishes!
    ♥ Jessica