I used to always dream of visiting this place and thanks for my friend moving there a few years back, I was able to visit this great city and discover why people loved it so much.
Some folk always used to say ‘it’s like London’ but after living in our capital for nearly 9 years, I soon discovered that New York was nothing like the capital of the UK.
With it’s statement large sidewalks and four lanes of traffic, you never know how big the city is until you pound the pavement. The skyscrapers and office blocks looked like they shot into the clouds and the streets always felt like they would never end. Walking down 5th Avenue is a great way to see the vastness of New York and with different places and people on every block, you will never grow tired of this crazy city.
Exploring the New York can always make you hungry so thankfully there are plenty of great places to eat and enjoy. My friends and I did enjoy a few trips to Fig and Olive in the Meatpacking district and there are some amazing deli stores dotted around but my particular favourite place to eat was one of the traditional New York pizza joints which live all over the city.
Once you have eaten your weight in food and done your fair share in walking, shopping is the next best thing to do in New York. There are stores everywhere in the city and whether you fancy some new trainers or want to buy gifts from Macy’s, there are tons of places to choose from. New York’s Soho area is great for stores like Anna Sui and Agent Provocateur but if you ever have the chance, ride the subway to Williamsburg in Brooklyn where independent stores and vintage thrift shops are aplenty and amazing for unique items to buy.
If you fancy a trip to New York, why not have a look at Flight Centre and see the deals they have online? With flights departing from all over the world, it is easy to jet off to New York and see how truly amazing this unique city is. I love it there and can’t wait to book my next visit sometime in the near future.