Are y'all tired of hearing about New York yet? Good, because today's post is 10 points I'd like to make about The Big Apple.
1. Let me just start with being blunt here - there were an abundance of gorgeous men in the city. Everywhere I turned, there they were. Tall and strapping and ohmahga, so so pretty. I was always worried I was going to get hit by a cab because I was distracted by the yum.
2. Turns out, my resting bitch face was completely appropriate and accepted on the streets. Whether it was 7 a.m. or 10 p.m., RBF was everywhere and I fit in perfectly. It kinda felt good.
3. One of the many ways I didn't fit in though, was how much I sweated. I feel like all the locals know if you're just visiting because like magic, they never sweated. I guess it's like anywhere else, your body adjusts, but holy moly, it was pretty damn hot and muggy there. Felt worse than Texas.
4. Central Park was 10 times better than I ever imagined. I picked the perfect day to explore because the weather wasn't all that bad. I even took a carriage ride. It was just beautiful. If I ever go back, Central Park is a MUST for an entire day.
5. The other amazing stop was St. Patrick's cathedral. It's under construction but it was/is still magnificent. I went twice. The second time I was actually able to catch the choir singing and I lit a couple candles. It was just breathtaking.
6. The city literally never sleeps. It really doesn't. There are trash services that start at midnight and the Halal food cart is open until 4 a.m.
7. There are so many random doors in the sidewalk that lead to underground storage and probably other shenanagins. It scared me a little at first because if you aren't watching, they'll be open and one can come real close to falling in.
8. The city has a distinct smell that after 6 days of smelling it, it starts to really get to ya. It's a mix of old, warm garbage, pollution and the food carts. I had a hard time with this.
9. The 9/11 Memorial is a must see. It was very moving. I stood there and tried to imagine that chaos and fear of that day. After you see the city and you see how busy it is all the time, there's no way you can wrap your mind around what that day must have been like and how scary that all must have been.
10. I loved NYC so much. It was stimulating, inspiring, never ending and beautifully large. It was a huge checkmark on my bucket list but still, there's no place like home.