• Day184

    New York City, America

    November 6, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    I always knew I'd get to the Big Apple one day but it kind of just sneaked up on me in the best way possible! I hadn't seen Nick for six months and we were finally reunited in America for a whole month of quality time. This was a great way to finish my travels and I am so thankful to be able to share this with him. There is so much to do in NYC and luckily for us we had nine nights here so we didn't have to rush or skip anything. Times Square is incredible and exactly what you imagine from the movies, tv programmes and ads. The place is full of bright lights, people, food carts and vehicles that you can't help but feel so insignificant to the world as you stand in the middle of the carnage. Nick and I sat on the Times Square stairs and I had another pinch me moment because it felt so surreal actually being here watching the world go by. I knew when coming to New York that I definitely wanted to go to a show on Broadway and we ended up spending a bit of money to go and see The Lion King but it was totally worth it!! Having grown up with that story, knowing all of the songs but most of all having just been to Africa, it was pretty special to watch, and I think Nick enjoyed it just as much! We had a couple of days in tourist mode visiting the 9/11 Memorial Sites, Staten Island Ferry and Statue of Liberty, The Charging Bull and Fearless Girl, Trump Tower and Wall Street. We also did the ultimate instagram foodie stalk and ate a million worth of calories in different cakes, biscuits, burgers, milkshakes and doughnuts, including visiting Super Moon Bakehouse which was insane! Bryant Park was another memorable moment with an ice skating ring and mini Christmas markets, as well as the Rockefeller Centre and the Top of the Rock sunset which was incredible - the best sunset I've ever seen. We also had so much fun seeing the Cleveland Cavs play the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, especially because watching Lebron was something Nick had always wanted to do. I really enjoyed our time in New York, there was always something to do but we took our time and actually got to rest or spend the day in bed if we wanted to. It's important to know that New York is bloody expensive so I probably won't go back unless I'm super loaded, but I'm so glad we did it and we did it well. Now we're off to Las Vegas for a totally different type of adventure!Read more