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TRAVEL|MY UNFORGETTABLE NEW YORK EXPERIENCE

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A beautiful place that cant be forgotten easily , that’s New York City

I remember entering Port Authority the third week of December trying to get my first MetroCard. I was horrified by the large crowd. A man pushed me hurriedly, and no one was patient enough to listen to my questions, I was tired of the place already.

But, as soon as I got my MetroCard and got out of the train station, I was blown away by the street view — such a beautiful place with great sceneries.

At that moment, I wasn’t ready to leave anytime soon. Ha-ha!

One thing I will always remember about this city are the tall buildings. Most buildings including residential are as tall as 10 stories and above.

Oh, the cold! Very dry and harsh.I bled from my nose during the first few days because the cold was unbearable. Don’t pity me yet because as time went by, I didn’t give Mr. cold anymore chance to treat me like that.

Now, let’s dive into the exciting places.

As you might have seen or heard, New York City is one of the wealthiest cities in the world, so they better have great tourist centers for the journey to be worth my while. And of course, they didn’t let me down. I was privileged to visit the following places using the NYC CityPASS; cheaper by the way. I even went as far as giving my trip a name “A December to Remember.”

Crazy much right? Well, it is what it is.

  • Time Square
  • Central Park
  • Empire State Building
  • Rockefeller Center
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • One World Trade Center

Viewing the statue of liberty in New York from the Empire State BuildingI was a bit sad when I was told at the New York Habor to depart to Liberty and Ellis Island that the tickets were sold out. What audacity! I’m kidding, ha-ha! At least I was able to see Lady Liberty from afar. I guess that was enough.

Take a guess at what my current favorite places were; they are Time Square, Top of the Rock Observation Deck (such a great view of NY), and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum (I felt the saddest here, but it was worth it).

As you can tell, my trip was historical, fun-filled, educating, and explore-y (ugh, that’s not a WORD).

NEW YORK TRAVEL TIPS BASED ON EXPERIENCE

Here are some tips if you ever plan to visit this magnificent place.

  1. If you are staying for a week, definitely get the 7-day unlimited MetroCard.
  2. This tip is a funny one but useful. If you have a small stature, you better go with someone that’s strong enough to save you from rude people on the streets of New York City.
  3. Airbnb is cheaper than hotels. They have great deals, check them out.
  4. Take lots of money with you. You don’t want to be stranded.
  5. NEVER take the bus to travel to NY unless you live close. I regret taking the bus from Jacksonville to NY (23 hrs. on the road), NEVER AGAIN!

Overall, I give New York City an 9/10. It’s an excellent place to VISIT. I capitalized visit because it’s such a busy place, I can’t survive living there ha-ha.

Even though life on the street of New York City wasn’t the friendliest, I was welcomed by the most hospitable host and I had my sister with me. That made the difference throughout my stay.

You should consider visiting New York City if you’ve never given it a thought. And, if you already have plans of traveling, Travelstart is your “go-to” for affordable deals and great travel packages. Have fun out there! #TRAVEL


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