Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Manhattan, New York

Tomorrow is the last day of the year. As I look back and think about all of the life changing events that happened to me in 2015, I can't help but feel an immense sense of gratitude and joy. This year was the best year for me so far. I was so busy living that I admit I kind of "abandoned" my blog. I admire my fellow bloggers who can keep up with their busy jobs, their personal lives, and still manage to find the time to blog every week. This is my only regret, that I didn't dedicate more time to my blog that has remained a constant in my life for the past 6 years. I will work on that in 2016, pinky promise!

Guess what? I have more pictures from my trip to New York to show you today. Surprise, surprise. I took these pictures on upper fifth avenue, one of the greatest streets to visit in NYC, nicknamed "Millionaire's Row". You can find here many world-renowned museums like The Metropolitan Museum of Art, historical landmarks and luxury stores, of course. 
The other pictures are from "The Central Park Zoo", the first official zoo to open in New York in the 1860s. I saw the endangered snow leopard. There are as few as 4000 snow leopards in the wild worldwide and I saw 2 of them. They actually posed for me, scroll down for the picture. Other endangered animal I saw here was, the red panda.  

In my next post, we will leave Manhattan behind and cross the Brooklyn Bridge. Stay tuned! 
I hope everyone will have a great time tomorrow on New Year's Eve. Here's to an amazing 2016!

Monday, December 28, 2015

New York City

This December was the best month of my life. I got to spend 2 weeks in New York city and if you heard the news, this winter was surprisingly warm in NYC. I am talking about 16-18 Celsius degrees. Lucky me! I was able to walk around the city for 10-11 hours/day and enjoy this city as much as possible without turning into a snowwoman snowman like I initially thought when I booked my flight in November. 

New York is the city you see all the time in movies, music videos, TV shows and before you arrive there you think you pretty much know what to expect. Boy, I had no clue what was going to feel like to actually be there. As soon as I saw the skyscrapers, the city lights, the crowded streets I felt so much at home I can't even explain. The hype is real! That's all I can say, the hype is real. I especially liked Central Park, taking a stroll through this park was the highlight of my trip, I also loved Times Square, Rockefeller Center and I will never forget the feeling I had when I saw my favorite play ever, "The Phantom of The Opera", on Broadway. I shed tears of joy. Best experience of my life, but this in another post. Stay tuned.