We made it! We finally got to New York!
A dream undoubtedly many people share. During the landing we had our first glimpses of the Manhattan skyline. It was exhilarating and scary at the same time. Because I knew that after spending a fantastic time traveling New England, I was going to stay in New York for a few months for work – alone – and Kristof would go back home. This would be my first time ever living on my own and this while being on a new continent, working and socializing in a language that is not my own, embracing a new culture and new people… and have lots of FUN.
In the end I was a New York resident for about three months. I know that hardly qualifies me as a New Yorker but it nonetheless gave me time to explore the big apple and many of its secrets. Even after my three month stay, I have the feeling I barely scratched the surface of everything this city has to offer. So I understand many people visit New York and focus on Manhattan’s main attractions. New York City has so many things to offer which makes it hard to squeeze everything into a typical four or five day visit.
If you plan to make a trip to the city that never sleeps, and don’t like to spend your time like the average tourist, then check out my personal favorites and full four day suggested itinerary.