It begun as a simple visit to NYC last Tuesday. Our goal was to just walk around basically in the southern part of the city and see the 9/11 memorial. The day was pretty sunny and warm and the city was full of life as always.
The journey begun at the World trade center where we visited the memorial and got a glimpse of the breathtaking and pretty disturbing view of the fountains. It was really moving…just the thought of those people in the twin towers just gave us chills.
After that we walked to the Battery Park in order to see the Statue of Liberty from distance and take some photos of the view. They even offered us a ride to the statue of liberty…by helicopter (lol)!
The walking continued to Wall Street where we were astonished by the size of the buildings, especially the skyscrapers!!! We then discovered a little alley where the shops had tables outside on the road and you could grab some lunch or drink some coffee. All tables were full, no kidding! There were soooo many people! It was amazing because I guess it’s something you can’t find very easily in such a big city. It kind of reminded me Greece <3.
We wanted to see Brooklyn bridge and we decided to have a walk there too. We took some pictures there too because the scenery and the lighting were great. There were so many people, I guess tourists, walking on the bridge! After having walked on half of the bridge we returned back and headed towards Chinatown.
I had never been to Chinatown and I was shocked to see and especially smell the region 😛 . There were shops selling tortoises…as food! We then continued to Soho and Little Italy as we were trying to find a little coffeehouse or something like that. Our feet were already on fire (haha). We ended up to a coffee shop called ‘Maman’ where the place was really cute and the coffee pretty tasty. The thing that seems strange to us is that no matter in which cafeteria we go there are always people studying or being on their laptops.
Kind Request: ‘When you go out for coffee with friends please disconnect from your laptop or phone and just talk to each other!’ Please, please, please…
After coffee time we decided to walk towards Madison square park and maybe find a place to have a bite. My friend and company to this trip to NYC, is really into Japanese as well as Korean culture so we figured that we should try Ramen soup. We found a place in ‘Yelp’ and walked there. Ramen were really great and had a very distinctive taste. I mean that’s the good thing about a multicultural city like NYC. You can try so many different things from other cultures that it’s almost like truly visiting different countries.
In Madison square park there was something like a festival and there would be many stands with street food like hotdogs and tacos…some guys were playing live music and everyone was gathering around. So there were food and live music, what else could anyone ask for ?!
The journey ended in the Penn train station were we got on the train to go back home. Did I mention that at the start of our trip we had activated a pedometer? Yeah that’s right! We were on the train when we decided to have a look at the number of the steps we made. We were rather surprised when we saw that we had walked for 21 km :O
My feet still hurt when I see the number (lol)
The truth is that you can’t stop talking about NYC, so there will probably be another post about it as I plan to visit again while I’m here.
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