Instagramming in NYC







New car (pre nyc), Packing, Outside the hotel
Cheesecake place, Times Square, Mirror Pic
Yummiest mini cupcakes, Best Breakfast, Soho
Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Washington Square
View of The Chrysler, Friends Apartments, Post NY blues

You're probably all very bored of hearing about my trip now, and for that I apologise. It's been a week since I got home and I'm missing it so much, so I thought now would be a nice time for a round up of my instagram snaps.

I'm feeling so restless at home at the moment, I really feel like I need to get away to somewhere else. Problem is I don't know where and I have the small issue of work. It's nice to dream though.


New York New York - Part Two


Soho



Brooklyn Bridge



Central Park

Our last day in NYC was spent doing a lot of walking. We started the morning off in Soho, where I had the best waffles ever, I'm still craving them now! Here we browsed in some of the shops and I bought some delicious mini cupcakes. I think Soho was one of my favourite parts to visit, it was much quieter than other places, and had a really nice feel to it.

From here we decided to take a walk to Brooklyn bridge. Despite two rides around the city on buses and coaches, walking really is the best way to see everything. We walked along Canal Street, then all the way down Broadway, passing Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial and about a thousand Starbucks.

We did get a little lost and ended up near the Staten Island Ferry, something I really wanted to do but sadly didn't have the time.

The view from the bridge is pretty incredible, it's so weird looking back at the city. We were going to venture round Brooklyn for a bit, but ended up heading back over and getting some lunch back in the city and it was starting to get very cold.

After a taxi ride back near our hotel, we walked around Central Park for a while. I'd have loved to actually have gone ice skating, but I am pretty shocking at it. The park was lovely, and I imagine in the summer it's even nicer.

I had a wonderful trip to New York, although it definitely could have been longer in order to fit in more places and people I wanted to see. I'd definitely recommend it, though I'd advise anyone to maybe stay away from Times Square, in my opinion it wasn't the best place to be staying.

New York New York - Part One



Times Square


Friends apartments


Washington Square Park

After a lovely four days in New York City, I am now sat in bed, drinking tea and writing this post. I've decided to split this post into two parts, to condense things and make it a little easier for those reading. I really had such a good time, despite it being freezing cold and raining solidly for our first day there.

New York is big, it's busy and a little confusing at times. It took me up until out last day to get the hang of how the streets worked. Having the roads numbered is actually pretty handy when you're lost!

After a wonderful flight with Virgin Atlantic, (who knew that 8 hour flights could pass so quickly!) made better by watching Pitch Perfect and rewinding all the songs, we touched down at JFK. We wandered around the streets surrounding out hotel, and eventually ended up in Times Square for dinner. 

If there's one thing I've learnt, it's that eating out there can be very expensive. I've also learnt that I definitely wouldn't stay near Times Square again. I'd definitely recommend seeing it once, but the business really didn't appeal to be at all. 

Our second day involved a lot of rain, walking round looking for breakfast, a rainy bus ride, and a bit more rain. It's such a shame the weather was awful this day, as it would have been a perfect day to work out what we wanted to to with our remaining two days. We did go to Macy's (definitely not as impressive as I'd hoped) and take a bus ride around the city. 

Sadly our first proper day in NYC was a little bit of a write off, but it does get better! 

We spent Sunday on a coach trip, visiting some of the places that are featured in TV and film. I saw the Friends apartments, Washington Square Park, Central Park, plus quite a few other places, The highlight of this for me was catching a glimpse of the Empire Hotel (hello Chuck Bass).

I don't seem to have as many photos as I'd have liked from my trip. I blame the rain on our first day, and the freezing cold weather. Expect an instagram post of quick snaps from my trip sometime soon! 

Part Two of my trip will be up shortly!