Sunday, August 31, 2014

My New York Moment

I am back from two weeks of awesomeness in the breathtaking city of New York and the hangover is pretty bad. Each time I travel to a new place the feeling of I-don't-want-to-go-back creeps up slyly on the day of return, but this time around the feeling of I'm-missing-NYC-already was so strong.

I loved everything about the city. And I'm just not sayin....I did! While my husband found it too crowded, I loved the high-on-energy attitude of the people jaywalking around their way through the busy streets of NYC. While towards the end my husband was missing his daal-chawal, I still had room for the lip smacking eatery options that the city offers. 


From subway travels to lone long walks; from starting your day with bitter, rich, smooth coffee to quenching your summer thirst with gazillion beers; from napping in the welcoming lush green parks to gazing at the daunting skyscrapers; from humming along with the street artists to getting awestruck with the majestic Broadway shows; I never had a dull moment in the Big Apple.


But my defining New York moment came on a day when I helped a fellow tourist couple with the subway directions! Oh yes I did and confident I was! I was heading back to my hotel after spending a lazy afternoon walking in the streets of Little Italy, ChinaTown and Greenwich Village when I noticed an elderly couple, very cute but very lost. Their gaze ran from the map in their hands to the popping subway alerts and they were at it for at least 5 minutes. They asked a fellow passenger, but he too perhaps a tourist or new in the city couldn't help them much. It is then that I intervened and helped them out. I felt like such a New Yorker then! :D

If there was a quiz (and I'm sure there must have been one), like the many social quizzes that seem to spam my FB wall, about the Most-suited-city-for-you-to-live-in I am sure mine would be New York!

I will continue with my New York Travel Tales and more, till then dream of NYC baby!

Oh and most important travel tip for first time NYC travellers: Download the Subway map on your mobile. I downloaded a simple Pdf map (below) and it was a life saver!


18 comments:

  1. I visited NYC in 2000 and 2006--both times were before I had a smartphone. (The iPhone was brand new when I visited the second time!) A subway map would have been useful. I was also surprised by how cheap it was to take a taxi. We went to Ground Zero from Central Park and it was only a few dollars, I think? Most of what we wanted to see was right near Central Park, though. I was surprised how many things were within walking distance. I can't wait to go back!

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  2. True NYC is a walking city with beautiful sights everywhere! We took Taxi just once...not too expensive I would say, but subway was preferred esp if you get the weekly card made! :)
    I so want to go back!! Sigh!

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  3. So glad you enjoyed your New York trip so much. I loved my trip last year to meet Facebook friends. Such an exciting city. I enjoyed reading about it through your eyes and look forward to more.

    http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.ca/2014/08/in-between.html

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    1. Wow just to meet your FB friends, now that trip must have been special!! :)

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  4. I totally relate... NYC is my favourite! I've only been there twice, but I fell in love with it each time. I hope I can return some day soon. Glad you had such a wonderful vacation!

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  5. Great pictures! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit in my part of the world. Yes, New York is awesome :)

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    1. Your part? Where do you put up Loredana?

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  6. Amazing! Glad to know that you enjoyed your stay. Waiting to read more...

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  7. I feel so jealous when I read something like this............... I hope my studies gets over soon.................

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    1. I'm sure they'll get over soon and you'll be able to travel the world then! All the best!

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  8. Oh dear Aditi - thanks for taking me along to NYC with your enthusiastic way of traveling and managing to get that feeling through to us ! LOVED it! Never been there, but almost feel now that I have:-) Had to laugh of your "helping-a-lost-tourist-moment" .. awesome:-) ha ha ha

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    1. Thanks dear Eli! Glad I was able to recreate the feeling and take you along! Your comments always bring a huge grin on my face! :)

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  9. February 2015 I got a date with New york :)

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    1. Awesome!! Hope my travel tales come in handy!

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  10. New York is very beautiful city. I never visited New York but i wish i could at least once visit there.
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