New York city trip: Part 1: an intro.

I’ve been away for some time. 3 weeks ago, the restaurant where I work, Lawrence, closed for some much deserved(for the owners) vacation time. Taking advantage of the opportunity to travel, Carolina and I organized our first trip to New York city together. Carolina had not been there in over 12 years and I looked forward to discovering new things about the city with her.

sunset seen from Brooklyn

I love NY: as a visitor the frenetic pace of everything is exciting and inspires me to do things with my life; the people are wonderfully straight forward in a respectful way; it might just be the best place in the world to eat; its many art venues satisfy a broad range of tastes and interests; its a fascinating mix of cultures and races that are both distinct and somehow surprisingly integrated within New York’s enterprising culture; and its a place where thousands of young people converge to explore their dreams and mix to create one of most vibrant youth cultures in the world. Therefore, going to NY is always an opportunity to explore and experience new things. However, it’s best to carefully organize a trip in order to maximize one’s discoveries. The sheer amount of things to do can be overwhelming, and despite the fact that most of what you’ll see will be great, there are ways of enjoying a better trip with a bit of careful research. I made sure to do it right this time.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

I’ve had some time to let it soak in and I now plan to put together a series of posts about my week there. There’s only so much one could do so Carolina and I focused on museum hopping and eating ourselves comatose… It was wonderful.

Of course, taking a week long trip to NY is never considered a cheap option, but we were incredibly fortunate to have a free drive there and a place to stay. Without this, the trip would have been out of our means. Thanks to my cousins, and thanks to Sefi and Mark for allowing us to tag along for the ride.

Return for the details of the trip: I’ll be posting them over the following days. I’ll post pictures and descriptions of the food we ate, the beers and cocktails we drank, the espressos that made us smile, the museums we visited and the general impression the trip had on us.

See you soon!

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