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 as well as TV and movie locations. 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.