Saturday, 19 December 2015

New York City | The City That Never Sleeps

When I discovered that British Airways was having a promotion and it would cost me about £350 for a return flights to NYC, I thought it was destined that I should visit the Big Apple this year. After all the last time I was there was in 2009 - way too long!
As this was my 6th or 7th time in NYC, it didn't take a lot of planning. I kinda know what I wanted to do and which area I wanted to stay at. The only thing that I did a quick research on was food. I mean, good restaurants keep on mushrooming and there are always new ones popping up, so I need to catch up with the more recent ones.
I was there for a week; from Saturday to Saturday which to some may be a little too long to be in NYC. I on the other hand, had a great time and felt that I did not have to rush through anything. Time was definitely in my hands. No matter how many times I've been to NYC, I will never get tired of the Central Park, the bustling Times Square or the Times Square building standing tall.

After all the walking one definitely needs to refuel the energy. I absolutely the food in NYC! Buttermilk pancakes are a must!
And who would have thought that southern fried chicken could actually made its way to the big city.
Being asian, I do crave for a good serving of crispy fried squid and a bowl of piping how pho. Yum!
After all that food, (obviously I didn't eat them all in one seating), I thought I should also do some cultural things.

The two museums that stood out the most for me are The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). If you are going to visit the Met, I suggest you allocate a day just for it as it is massive!
In case you thought the stairs look familiar, that's because it was featured A LOT in the famous series Gossip Girl. 

And I my trip was around end of November time, many of the department stores have started doing up their Christmas window displays - which are all very lovely and I can't really choose which one is my fav!


You see what I mean? So christmassy!
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