Monday, May 9, 2016
Never Forgetting New York City
I've always told myself that the first place I'd ever visit outside of the Philippines would be New York City.
Of course, that didn't happen because I first moved to Canada but nonetheless, it's always been on my bucket list.
It's hard not to be fascinated with the iconic city when you see so much of it in your beloved books, movies and TV shows. It's not just a place—it's a culture, a sense of identity, a catch in time where the old and new mix merrily, a world with its own beat.
I was lucky enough to have gotten the opportunity to visit with my hubby tagging along.
I'd already made him promise we'd go to New York when I hit the big 3-0 but since the opportunity came up, we thought we'd speed up the timeline just a little bit.
We only had a handful days there but we did our best to see and experience as much as we physically could. From pounding the pavement as we walked block after block to taking the subway everywhere and keeping pace with the hardworking locals, we tried to get a real feel of what it's like living in a place many people only dream about.
I would go back in a heartbeat because there's still so much to experience but even if the next opportunity isn't coming around anytime soon, I'm still happy we got to go.
Just as promised, New York City is unforgettable.
Its memories live in my heart forever.
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