Late last year I visited New York, which was my first time leaving Europe, and it’s safe to say I fell in love with the city as soon as I set foot off the plane. There truly is no place in the world that could compare.
Never ever have I fell so in love with a department store. I’m not the typical kind of girl that is shopping obsessed but I was left in awe when I came out of Macy’s. Such a beautiful store.
Empire State of Mind has always been one of my favourite songs. It wasn’t until half way through the trip that we actually got to visit the building it’s self but it was visible from so many different places around the city which kept me happy for the few days I had to wait.
Nothing screams New York more than busy streets and bright lights. Being able to visit this amazing place every day of the trip was something I’ll always be grateful for, I mean how many people can say that they’ve featured on a billboard in Times Square (even if it was for only fifteen seconds).
Attending the Rangers game was one of the most incredible experiences of my life, I definitely never thought I’d get so involved with the chants and scream so loud for something that wasn’t a boy band. Let’s Go Rangers!
Visiting the Statue of Liberty on it’s 128th birthday was such an amazing day. Everyone on the island was so friendly, especially the chef in the café that shouted “England in the house!” after asking where we were from. Sadly we didn’t get the opportunity to go inside of the statue but that only means i will have to return to do so.
Looking back to little Manhattan from the ferry journey to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island was such a beautiful view. After queuing for so long it was such a relief to finally be on the boat. Occasionally I get travel sick but there was no way I’d let that happen to be for the second time while in my favourite place in the world.
Americans are probably the most patriotic people you will ever meet which is what makes me love them and their country so much, everywhere you go there’s stars and stripes, you quite literally cannot escape but who would ever want to.
We had the opportunity to visit Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller building which led to me getting slightly emotional at how amazing the view was from the very top.
Waking up at five o’clock in the morning while feeling slightly sleepy from endless late nights and days of walking for miles was completely worth it when we got to visit the Empire State Building at opening time. It’s safe to say the cold from being 1,224 feat in the air definitely woke me up properly and got me ready for another long day ahead.
This will always be one of if not my favourite photo of all time. Sadly I didn’t actually put any money in the binoculars (I was completely useless at handling the American currency and still to this day I don’t understand it) so me looking through them was purely for the purpose of this photograph but i didn’t need the binoculars to know I was witnessing one of the most amazing views ever.
I’d been constantly begging to be able to take a walk through Central Park and we finally got the opportunity to while walking to the Natural History Museum. It was so nice to be surrounded by pure peace while still being in such a busy city.
Visiting a University/College seems like such a wasteful thing to do while in such a big city but honestly, I’m so glad we did visit Columbia College. The students were so friendly and helpful, especially our tour guide.
New York is number one on my places to visit list still, my heart is completely attached to this amazing city.