Little time, so much to see.
New York will always be amazing to the eyes of outsiders. At least that's the feeling I got.
It's like a whole different world in this small island.
Entering Manhattan was like entering a city I've only seen in the movies.
And, to my surprise, it's pretty much what you get.
NYPD cars, pizza and kabab joints, Time Square, the cafés, Central Park, the sounds of the city, the glamour of certain areas, etc.
I wish I had more time to explore the corners of this place. Impossible not to keep wanting more.
By the time I was in town, Sandy had just hit the coast and the damages were pretty much visible.
The metro had just been drained and opened to the public. The Statue of Liberty was closed to visitors and all I was left with was the free ferry ride in order to get a little bit closer to the landmark.
As I wandered through the streets, I fought the urge of asking a policeman eating a doughnut to take a picture with me in front of his patrol car. I don't really know if it's an offensive thing to point out the stereotypes in the USA... But that would've been such a cool picture to have!
I was somehow shocked though at the amount of Brazilian tourists in New York. It was almost like Portuguese was more spoken at the streets than English itself.
It was in November last year, just before Christmas.
Maybe that's why... the gift buying combined with holidays just helps the flow of tourists in New York.
I've had my share of Squirrels at the Central Park and I had time to just sit down on a bench and admire the place. It's beautiful.
A bit claustrophobic, but beautiful.
From the Park you can properly see the Concrete Jungle all around.
At Time Square I was given tickets for a very popular TV show... too bad it was after my return to Dubai. I really wish I could've taken part in it.
My NYC to-do list is still here... waiting for the next time I get the chance to go back.
Musicals, museums, neighborhoods, food...
Maybe the ones who live in Manhattan do get tired of it after some time.
But, being a tourist, the chances of that happening to me are null.
Tips of cool things to do in town, anyone? :)