UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - PRELUDE
Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Central Park, NYC


United States of America has long been on my mind and it is one of those destinations on my bucket list since 2013. It was really long overdue, wasn’t it?


Well, I always been fascinated with America and anything American. Hehe. Not that I would marry someone with a US citizenship though haha. Don’t get me wrong. It’s just that I’ve seen so many US movies and I really wanted to explore the country as a traveler/ tourist.






Brooklyn Bridge


For someone like me who was always interested in nature, breathtaking sceneries and natural wonders, west coast of USA held greater fascination. I always think that Vegas would be an awesome introduction to the US. But if you ask me now, I would love to go to Seattle. It is known for being the background location to many well-known films and tv shows. The city will always remain popular for the rom-com classic Sleepless in Seattle, Grey’s Anatomy and the not-so-recent one I’ve watched back then in the Odeon UK; Fifty shades of Grey. Haha.


Brooklyn Bridge


However when I got the opportunity to travel around US, I decided to go to the east coast first. There’s always something great about every part of the country and this trip has been great. A very different experience, not just in terms of miles traveled, but the many people we met, from friends, family to perfect strangers who made the trip happen for us. I’ve got a FOC hotel room for 4 nights given by strangers right in the middle of Manhattan! How awesome is that. More on this later, I promise. They really deserve a blog post for their kindness.


There was a time when I hated big cities. Reason being, all that associated with them was noise, crowded and I would often get lost there. Given a chance, I always preferred rustic and charming towns. But nowadays, I seem to be lured by these big cities. Well maybe it’s the energy, the sights, sounds and the lights. Certainly my fascination for these cities seems to grow.





And that being said, the times square of New York has left a lasting impression in my memories. The skyline and the buildings have of course been captured in any photographs, but what stays in my mind is the energy, the music and the lights. I literally had to eat my words here. Never been a fan of big cities but Manhattan is beyond words. The experience of walking down the Brooklyn Bridge can never be forgotten. And seeing the lights of Manhattan and the NYC skyline coming up from the top of the rock may be considered touristy and expensive, but this experience was priceless.


5th Avenue, NYC

Skyline view from the Top of The Rock

 Skyline view from the Top of The Rock

 My office EY (how I wish) at Times Square, NYC

 Times Square, NYC

Times Square, NYC


I’ve had many conversations with friends and strangers that we met in the US about Obama, Trump, recession, legal immigrants and of course travelling. I would save these for another post.


Missing you, NEW YORK CITY!


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