new york, new york

I'm back! my flight landed in Vancouver today around 2am, its nice to be back home where I know where I'm going (getting lost = not fun). New York was different than its said to be and I like for different reasons than I expect to. I can see myself living there someday and I really hope I will.
The Manhattan skyline taken on the first day from a bus.

One thing that was true to word was that new york is full of taxis. In fact, I believe manhattan is the only place in the world where there are more taxis than there are (normal) cars. Taxi fare is still pretty expensive though, it starts at $2.25 but a 10 minute drive will cost you $25.

Time square! at every corner there are people handing out flyers, mostly for tour buses. the streets were busy but not as crazy as in the movies. time square was also more tame than I thought it'd be. well I guess after shanghai everything seems more tame.

My first meal in new york! Yep mcdonalds, over the trip I doubled the amount of fast food I've ever eaten in my life. Mostly because mcdonalds standardizes its prices throughout their locations while most of the other stores around time square and other popular places where the rent is expensive, double or triple their prices. We wanted to save money to buy other stuff.

Unluckily, when we arrived in NYC we caught the stream of cold weather, it even snowed! The weather was a lot like Vancouver throughout the trip. We still did catch a few sunny days though.

Watching the sunset at the top of the empire state building. One of the most beautiful scenes I've seen in my life. The view is just spectacular! Most of my photos turned out blurry though, my camera does not do well in night lighting and the flash doesn't help with landscape photos.

“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think.
Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different.
But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’
Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”

                                            — Lewis Carroll


Rainy Days and Lattes said...

I love the little quote you added at the end of your post :)

Wow, you use SPF 85?! That is really high! LOL

Your pictures of NY are so vibrant!

wintergurl said...

Thx for sharing the nice photos. Really motivated me to move forward .The world is beautiful and more beautiful when we meet beautiful and nice person. GOD bless

Ashley said...

I wish I could go to NYC too!
I was supposed to go in late April cause my uncle found a super good deal on plane tickets + 4 night stay at a hotel but by the time my mom agreed to go, the deal was sold out! I'll go one day but I wouldn't live their. The traffic is just too crazy for me!

lila Check said...

love the little quote you added at the end of your post your blog!

dl.blogspot said...

You took soom amazing pictures! Beautiful!

I. said...

I'm going this summer!
really looking forward to it, hope it's gonna be great !


ANNA said...

beautiful pictures!

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Natalia / Nathalie said...

oh looks so nice ! want to see that all by myself.

hugs from germany xxx

Cuestión De Moda said...

Woooow, great pics!!
I ♥ NY
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Charlotte said...

I love NYC!


aki! said...

Looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

I miss New York.

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suki pooki said...

Love your photos!!! New York looks amazing, bf and I might go there in September or closer....or we might go on a cruise haha we're still debating, oh btw how are the hotel prices in NYC? Is it pricey? and yay for Vancouver bloggers! =D

Dylana Suarez said...

Love this! NYC is my favorite place in the world!


Gorgeous Clara said...

amazing pics! New York is such a wonderful place!

αвву M. said...

jepp! amzing photos indeed :D
gosh how i wish i could visit NYC sooN!
Great blog btw ^^,

cryskay said...

i love ny! gorgeous photos. xx