It’s time! I’m finally ready to start telling you that story of that year, of that summer, in that city.
Let me throw you back in time in the summer of 2017.
I was informed I have to go to Boulder, again. Yeah, nothing new there, I’m used to having to go back there almost every year. But this time I’ll make it different. Why? Because I’ll expand my work time with some travel time… yay! It was a no brainer on what to pick- you know what the say: if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.
I’ll fast forward the work week just because now, I can.
I woke up before the alarm ringed, run to take a shower and before I knew it I was ready to go. Where? To conquer the city. Actually, NY is not a city, it’s a bundle of emotions. You have to get there because no storyteller will be able to describe well enough what New York is really about no matter how hard one could try.
First feeling that I had in NYC? Déjà vu. I saw corners, buildings, bridges a thousand times before in movies and documentaries. But now, I was there, in my own movie.
The energy that fuels this city is amazing. A big part of what makes New York so great is this energy and vibe, and you can soak it up for free just walking the city streets. You will experience so many different feelings as you move through the city’s neighbourhoods – from the Upper East Side and Soho to Chinatown and the Meatpacking District – you might feel like visiting lots of different cities in the same day.
Please keep in mind that NYC is a city forever in flux and is impossible to see it in just one visit. Make peace with that: you are only scratching the surface! But that doesn’t mean you can not make the best of the time you have. I plan to create some tips and tricks in a later post so stay put. Among others, I also managed to get lost in New York and guess what? Now I think it’s a must on every trip- wondering on the big streets with no clear destination was fun. Asking for directions and finding a true New Yorker was not so easy- gosh, that was a wake-up call on how many of us travel to see the world.
It is said that New Yorkers are rude, but I experienced nothing like that.
Every question was answered by someone kind enough to help me out. They smiled, joked and told me how many blocks away(they refer to distances in “blocks”) my destination was. Just look for someone who isn’t in a huge rush(I know, they all are) and ask your question. Please try to remember that people have to get to work, have plans… and yes, New Yorkers are people.
Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.
New York City can wear you down, but if you allow yourself to truly see it with all its beauty and charm you’ll fall in love with it. I know I did. So be prepared: there’s a long list of articles about New York heading your way and this, this my friend was only the trailer.
..and yes, I went to Starbucks every day just to hear as many New Yorker “coffee” as I could.
XO Stories of a Brunette