Ever since I watched Maid in Manhattan (girls movie), „Come Away with Me“ by Norah Jones has become my personal song for New York. Sounds crazy, since I have never been there before. Of course I always dreamed of going there… someday and well planed ahead. But when my dance teacher invited my to join her on a visit to the Big Apple I was head over heels right away.
Yes, the city is a little crazy but it is definitely worth a visit. Though I have to say I wouldn’t want to live there on a regular basis. It’s fun to come there, see all those amazing places and get a bit carried away by the SATC feeling. In the seven days I have seen so many different places and somehow discovered myself a bit more. Traveling so far is always a challenge since I love home. During my childhood my family and I moved quite a lot, which is why Potsdam and Berlin have become a home to me finally. But back to New York, the city many people dream of. It’s superbe but after all I love London a bit more. I always thought New York maybe is the city that kicks London away from the first place on my favorite-city-list but this isn’t the case.
If you plan on visiting New York, make sure to plan what you want to see. Make a list with some must-visit points so you get a rough grid. The first time in a new city is always nerve raking so make sure you can still enjoy your stay. The pictures in this photo diary show you some of my impressions of the city. In between my dance classes I tried to squeeze in a lot of sight-seeing. In the evening my feet were literally dead, followed by aching muscles on the next day. However the trip to New York showed me so many new things and I really learned a lot, also about myself.