Visiting the Big Apple New York City- 2003
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May 2nd, 2003 – by: lachicktravels
Off I go to the LAX to catch my flight. 5-6 hours later into the flight outside the plane windows is NYC. It's lights and buildings were basically the same as LA's the only difference is NY is smaller in size and didn't have that many super large freeways.
I called up my friend and they came down to meet me. It had been a long time since I saw my friend who used to live in San Diego for a couple of years. She now moved to NYC. My friend took me up to the room and they had to change into a larger room because I was going to stay w/ them for 2 nights. The hostel was about 3-4 levels, each room was themed, and one bathroom in each floor.
We went sightseeing and headed straight to Times Square area. Loud, fast paced, noisy is what I describe NYC. The day was quite cloudy but I managed to get some photos. We've pretty much saw the major points of Times Square. Then we met up with a friends friend who lives in NYC. He toured us to a place called Greenwich Village.
We did see the hit broadway show "RENT" which I completely fell in love with. I bought a RENT pin. This was my first broadway musical and it opened my eyes to going more broadway shows as the years passed. That's what I love about traveling and experiencing new things. You try it, you sometimes like it or hate it, either way you tried and it may or may not open your eyes to something brand new. Like I always say traveling with an open eye is the key despite not all your travels will be pleasant, it is still an experience.
The following night it was concert day to see Ari Hest live. i've seen Ari once in LA at the Knitting Factory. The venue we went to was called I believe it is The Living Room. I don't exactly remember. Anyways the show was good, small crowd, 40 minutes show as usual. After the show we left after and didn't go bar hopping since at that time I wasn't 21 yet. We headed back to the subway and back to the hostel to call it a night.
Morning after it was my day to leave back to LA and it was the day for them to drive back to Michigan.
My thoughts on NYC? Loud, loud, loud. Too fast. Too crazy. It is not my kind of town and it wouldn't bug me if I never go there again. I don't quite see how NYC in so many eyes be so fabulous. I'm not saying that I really hate NYC, but I am only saying it's not my kind of town. Sometimes as we find that we may not like the places we visit.
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