We are back from our 2 weeks holiday. It was intense to say the least. For the first week Luca stayed with my parents at their house in the country side, and we took off to NYC for 6 days. It was pleasant to have the time to enjoy a new city, to get to spend time with my husband, to have a few cocktails on the amazing rooftops of NYC and eat out. We missed the little one so much but still I am glad that we did it. He is happiest with us around I have no doubt about it, but he enjoyed his time with his grandparents a lot. He was outdoors a lot, got to feed the chickens and he had my parents dog as his pet plus he got to bond with the rest of my family there. Overall a great experience for us all that I hope we can repeat in the following years.
Nyc for us was amazing. We got to do pretty much all that was on our list: museums and sightseeing, shopping and see a Broadway show. NYC is incredible and you feel it just takes you in. I sometimes think I was in dream because Nyc is such an iconic city especially if you grew up watching american movies and TV series. Being in the city felt like going back to a movie set sometimes, since the city has been featured in so many shows. Also it is so different for any European city that I am used to. Too crowded and dirty for my taste, full of life, restaurants, cool spots to hang out and take in the life as a New Yorker or at least pretend for a few days that you are able to channel the NYC state of mind.
In summary here are the main things we got to do:
We took the hop-on hop-off bus that gave us the opportunity to cruise the city and see all the major attraction points. Also because you have a tour guide you get to find out things that normally you would miss about the city.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must see. We took a quick tour, had lunch at the café inside and I got to sit on the stairs at the MET like they do in the movies.
MOMA was another cultural stop and we spend a couple of hours there as well. I loved the garden outside.
We managed to get tickets to see The book of Mormon on Broadway and it was the best experience from NYC for me. It’s a must see if you get a chance, funny, witty and it translates very well into what we are living nowadays worldwide with religion.
If you are in NYC and are not afraid of heights then you will most likely go up on a skyscraper. I would have been happy with seeing only one since we already were living at the 36th floor on Wall Street but hubby wanted to take pics from other rooftops as well. The One Tower that was built after nine eleven, it’s the highest building in the world currently. The view is indeed spectacular and they have a restaurant and bar there as well. Then there is the iconic Observation Center at the Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building, both spectacular.
Central Park, Times Square, 5th Avenue, Chelsea and the Village were perfect for walking and taking in the pulse and atmosphere of the city. We went to Times Square first at 7 am since we were up really early the first few days (thanks to jet lag) and it was great since there were barely a few people.