Just thought I'd share my brief and recent encounter of one of the most famous cities in the world.
NEW YORK CITY. The name alone brings to mind images of the statue of liberty, David Letterman, Central Park, “sleepless in seatle” and the unfortunate events of 9/11. Well, those are some of the things that spring to my mind when I think of one of the busiest cities in the world.
It had always been a dream to visit New York City. All I percieved NYC to be was what I had seen, read and heard on TV, newspapers, magazines and on the movies. So, at the beginning of May 2012, I made my way to the city which I thought I knew well. But how wrong I was…
I mean, yes, the statue of liberty, times square and so on, look pretty much like they do on TV, in the movies and in the magazines. But I fell for the other side of NYC.
The people of New York. It’s so hard to explain. There was just a feeling of community in the air. Like a friend I hadn’t seen for a while. It’s almost as if I was in a small town in rural China. It’s one of those places that you visit, and you just feel at home.
There are a lot of places I have had the pleasure of visiting in my life. Places I have loved. But the New York I visited not too long ago, is already enticing me back to explore and discover some more. But until that time, at least I have some fond memories and photos of a city which I will never forget and dream of until I get the chance to visit once more.