We were justifiably excited about our weekend trip to New York. After all, we were going to be off exploring the buzzing and unbelievably vibrant and best areas of New York.
The city that never sleeps, the big smoke, the Big Apple. 🍎
After our (almost 1k km) rickshaw across Italy, we had precisely seven hours to get back to London, pack our bags and have a big cup of tea before our next adventure across the pond.
Before long, we hopped aboard the plane, all three of us whizzed our way to NYC! Now, this is the total plane geek inside me but I could hardly contain my excitement about sitting upstairs on the jumbo jet.
It sounds a little silly, but it always excites me!
We decided to head straight for brunch at Bobby’s in Tribeca, Manhattan and plan our days ahead. After drinking what can only be described as a plantations’ worth of coffee – we headed out to explore the city!
We took a wander around the awesomely cool area of Soho (I’m pretty sure ‘awesomely’ is not a word).
We headed to a few independent art galleries and learned all about the coolest South African artist that creates art that is made with tiny crystals and pins, making a much larger picture; like a duck, flamingo and even a gun.
I so badly wanted to buy one of them, but my pocket-money would not stretch as far as the asking price. 🙂
After a little wander around the art galleries, we all decided to find some really cool vintage shops in the neighbourhood. Georgia picked up the coolest sunglasses – which I wish I had bought too (don’t tell her, but I may go and buy myself a pair tomorrow).
Between all of this, somehow 3 hours had passed!
Yikes, it’s so easy to lose track of time when exploring the best areas of New York; especially ones that have surprises around every corner. Note to self – improve time-keeping.
After our little shopping jaunt with decided it would be great to take a short 20-minute walk across Brooklyn Bridge.
The bridge is most definitely one of the most iconic landmarks in New York, with almost 150 years of history linking Brooklyn to Manhattan! It’s also a great place to get a view of Manhattan.
From here you can spot the sights; the Chrysler building, Empire State and Brooklyn Heights which has some amazing intimate music venues where local musicians play on weekends.
On our walk back to Manhattan, I somehow got ‘dragged’ into a really cool street performance.
I mean, these guys have some amazing acrobatic talent! They were able to jump over 4 of us in one go! I have to admit I was a little nervous at first, but it was so much fun to take part in!
Soon after, we decided to take a long walk along Fifth Avenue and enjoy some of the most famous sights of New York.
We strolled past The Empire State, the New York public library and headed for the bright lights of Time Square!
We can’t wait to keep sharing some of our favourite New York experiences over the coming weeks.
If you have any tips on what we should experience, please let us know! We would love to get some recommendations on what we should do!