It’s a crisp fall morning, I’m drinking my lukewarm coffee that I had reheated 3 times. Hot, cold, or lukewarm I’ll drink it. I’m finishing this blog entry.
This post is about the time I became a personal tour guide. Haha! …of my friends from Abu Dhabi, UAE. I already referred to them as “my friends” even though it was only our first meeting. They are my boyfriend’s friends. Let me digress for a second, when I first became a tourist of my own city, the first time I wandered around the Concrete Jungle, I instantly wanted to become a tour guide. You know, that person on a double decker bus with a mic. The bus that goes around the Big Apple. It’s still a dream of mine. I’d do it even just for a day. 🙂
First stop, the ever so lively Times Square. Loud and bright as always.
I made them walk 8 blocks from Penn Station to see the place where thousands of people gather on New Year’s eve to witness the ball drop.
LOVE sign on 56th Street
I’m actually grinning because they dont know that I purposely didn’t let us hop on any Subways (sorry, guys, but now you know. Haha). The plan was to show them Midtown Manhattan and make our way to the Upper East/West side and stroll the famous park placed in the middle of a city.
I prefer this Observation Deck of NBC. It gives a better view of the skyline than the Empire State’s observatory. At least being on the Top of the Rock can give you the Empire State Building as a background.
After having dinner at Bonchon, we grabbed some desserts from Wafels and Dinges. One of my favorite desserts. My visitors gave it a thumbs up.
I’m about to run out of words. I’ll probably just post photos with a caption. Haha! I was supposed to go to Niagara Falls with them but I couldn’t since I go to school. It would have been my first time too. They went over the weekend and I didn’t see them until the following week. On our next meet up we were joined by another member of their little group. A day with a never ending pouring of rain. I told them to meet me at Bowling Green since they were around Battery Park from seeing Lady Liberty.
I was dressed appropriately for the weather but they weren’t. We found a Starbucks nearby and waited for the rain to stop. We had coffee while waiting for their clothes and shoes to dry.
We were thankful that the following day was dryer and warmer. Took a trip to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Next stop, SoHo.
I promised Kelvin that I will take him to the Highline. It was his and Adora’s last night in New York. After shopping at Uniqlo in SoHo, we took the subway to see the old train tracks that turned into a park. I was hesitant to do the trip at first because we had been walking the whole day but they said to make the most out of it. I hope we also saw the Highline during the day.
How do you end a wonderful NY trip?