New York (Part 1)



So for the May two-four weekend, Daniel and I visited New York!!! ✈️ I was planning our itinerary a month in advance, because I was so excited about our trip!!! I'm actually glad that Daniel is always down to do anything I plan for us! 😄



I visited New York when I was in grade three, but all I remember from that trip was seeing the Statue of Liberty and yellow taxis. Daniel had also been there before, but he told me that he didn't do much sightseeing!



We were able to find an Airbnb in the Upper West Side, where Central Park was literally our backyard! It rained all day on our first day there, but we tried to make the best of it by doing a lot of indoor stuff!



Since it was only drizzling in the morning, we decided to check out Central park first, before making our way to the Met! I couldn't contain my excitement when we got to the museum, because the Met Gala just happened a week ago and I felt like I was breathing the same air that Rihanna was breathing in!!!



This museum was huge and we were overwhelmed. Since we had a bunch of things on our itinerary that day, we didn't get to thoroughly explore each exhibition.




When I saw Daniel yawning and heard my belly grumbling, I knew it was our cue to get going. He said we had to see Van Gogh's paintings before we get going though! I was so giddy when we found it, because I remember studying about his work in high school!



It started to pour when we made our way to brunch, so we ended up spending half our time at the restaurant drying our feet, socks and shoes with their washroom hand dryer... 😂



I tried the "Impossible Burger" at vegan fest last year, and Joycelyn and I were in complete awe because it really did taste like meat. When Daniel watched a video of Casey Neistat trying this burger in New York, he wanted to try it too! Surprisingly, a lot of restaurants served it here!



We decided to go with Wahlburger because it was a 10 minute walk from the museum. Daniel inhaled it!!!!



After lunch, we took an uber to the New York Public Library. This place certainly felt more like a tourist attraction, than a library. They were very strict and did a bag check every time you left a room. I have no idea how people were able to focus in there, because tourists were entering in and out and taking photos of the study halls.



We also paid a visit to Grand Central Terminal, before making our way to Times Square! There were tourists left, right and centre, when we got there. Every store was bustled with people! I really feel for the retail workers.



I was looking forward to dinner because we were going to check out this Indian restaurant that was highly recommended online, Milon! Not gonna lie, it was very cramp in there, the food was mediocre and our server was inattentive. It did feel like we were eating inside a Christmas tree though, so that was really cool!!!



The final place we wanted to check out was only a 10 minutes walk from the restaurant! I first heard about the Egg House installation on Facebook and was so happy that we were able to snag tickets to it! This pop-up shop was literally made for Instagramming!



It was certainly an eventful day, but we couldn't wait to get home and dry off our pruney toes! Stay tuned for part two!!! It's gonna be a long one friends. 😄

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