I feel like writing a post about New York is cliche. I mean it’s one of the most popular cities in the world and what can a bloody Nigerian trying to see the world possibly have to say when she was probably granted a US visa in the first place by mistake…Yeah yeah, she got lucky!
I have heard about New York times without number (who hasn’t) and there’s no denying it is a wonderful city and has a way of drawing you in. The numerous shops, the many lights and ads at times square, central park, the famous buildings, Downtown (my favorite part of the city)… New York is one hectic melting pot that isn’t exploding anytime soon. Though I didn’t have much time there, the few days I spent going on a bus tour and walking around famous avenues like 5th and 7th made me feel like I was part of the city in a funny, unwelcomed way.
Here are a few facts about this city I never knew:
1. The second largest Jewish city in the world. The Jews practically run this city (if not the whole of the country).
2. One of it’s previous names was New Amsterdam
3. Central Park was an inhabited before it was designated as a park and the inhabitants were relocated
4. Harlem is in Manhattan
5. Apparently, Manhattan is the main city!
I am a huge fan of Project runway so for me, seeing all the sites from the show was thrilling.
The not-so-fun part about my visit to New york was that I was alone. Yes! It sounds odd because I love travelling alone but I realised that New York was not for solo travellers. It is so damn expensive!!!! Jesus! Considering the fact that I stayed with family just to save up some money, I still ended up spending virtually all I had.
I’m happy I had the opportunity of visiting this city and at the risk of sounding like a broken record, here are some pictures from the trip: