If you follow me on Instagram, and are friends with me on Facebook you know that a week ago I left the good old mid west on an adventure to the big apple. The trip was planned out of pure spontaneity. My boyfriend and I planned the trip a month and a half before we actually left for the city of dreams. Read below and I’ll tell you more: 🙂
Where did we stay?
We stayed in a cute little Airbnb in Brooklyn. It was a quick walk to the subway, but a long ride to Manhattan, and other parts of the city. However, we had a lot of time to talk and joke around whilst we were on the subway.
What did we eat?
The first morning in New York we went to a local grocery store and bought breakfast foods. New York is quite expensive, and we had previously decided to travel to the city on a budget. We made breakfast each morning, and ate out for lunch/dinner. This saved us money! For lunch and dinner we found amazing restaurants. My boyfriend is muslim, so we mostly ate at halal restaurants (which New York has a lot of!). My favorite place was a pizza place in Brooklyn called the Bedouin Tent. They made pizza on top of pita bread and called it pitza!
What did we do?
We did so much! We went to Columbia University (I had a meeting with admissions). Spent an insane amount of time on the subway. We spent half a day in Central Park, walked on 5th avenue, visited St. Patricks cathedral, and so much more! It was absolutely magical!
What was the best part of New York?
The best part was most definitely getting to spend all my time with my love. It was walking hand in hand in one of the most magical cities in the world, with the person that makes me the happiest. I fell in love WITH New York (and Columbia University), but I also fell in love IN New York.
However, Columbia University was absolutely amazing! (P.S Columbia if you’re reading this, please let me in.)
Overall New York made me fall in love. It’s one of the only places you could stay forever and still get a taste of the world. It’s one of the only places that inspires in me a desire to see everything the world has to offer. New York is always one step ahead, but it always looks back, and always tells you to keep going, and to never give up. It makes time–minutes and seconds move faster than you could ever imagine. It’s the best motivator. It helps you make decisions, and gives you a fresh start. You want to go to grad school? You do it. You want to save the world? You’ll find a way. You want to fall in love? Trust, it will happen.
So here’s a little piece for the man that convinced me that New York was the right trip:
I love you, and most importantly I love the way you choose to love me everyday. Life with you is everything I could have ever wanted and more. Being with you has made me brave. I’m yours forever and always.
And to those who have never adventured to New York before, go and see what it has in store for you. Don’t forget to share your stories with me.