This weekend I had the opportunity to extend my business trip which was in New Jersey, and finally make my debut in the Big Apple. The fact that it took me 22 years to get to New York is beyond me though. How did I get to Utrecht, Netherlands before I made it to New York? Anyway, the time came and it was everything I imagined and more.
My lovely tour guide, and best friend, Jess, brought me to the best sites, the best shopping, and the best food. The girl knows the key to my heart!
I was a huge tourist. Taking pictures of everything, standing in Times Square spinning in circles for 10 minutes straight continuously saying “wow.” Gushing over the food. Inspired by the people and the art.
The New York hustle is crazy. Different people everywhere, going every which way, ALL. DAY. LONG. Now when I say NY has all different types of people, I’m not talking about that phrase we all used during sorority rush; “yeah, like, our house has sooo many different types of people it really makes it special.” Please. Last time I checked having a girl from Chicago and a girl from Maryland isn’t that different. New York LITERALLY has every type of person you could imagine. I wouldn’t be surprised if English is the 5th preferred language in the city.
Jess said it best, “the subway is an entirely different world below ground.” Thankfully this different world had A/C because if not this girl would’ve been in bad shape.
My food recommendations from the weekend are very difficult to narrow down, so I’ll keep it to just my experience at Delicatessen. Get the “Cheeseburger Spring Rolls.” Imagine a ground up cheesy of the cheesiest burgers in an egg roll dipped in your choice of ketchup or mustard.
Chya, I know. Woah.
After four plane delays, my flight ended up getting cancelled on Sunday night. I was, and still am, near exhaustion after all the traveling. But, it didn’t ruin my spirits from such a great weekend in New York.
The city may never sleep, but now that I’m home, I need to.
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