Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
In part 1, I showed you a few images of my first day in the big apple. However, I didn’t mention my marathon walk which started on 34th street and ended in Battery Park! To have an idea of the distance, check out this map. Yes I know, it’s nuts but was it worth it? Oh absolutely!
All neighborhoods in Manhattan are totally different from one to the other. The scenery changes before your eyes! I wandered in Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Soho, Tribeca, Chinatown and the Financial District, basically half of the island!
Honestly, the only way to really discover a city is by walking, not by taking a tour bus or riding the subway from point A to point B. Well, if you live there perhaps but not for us adventurers, we’ve itchy feet.
On the second day, I met one of the nicest persons I have been talking to on Twitter, an incredible writer and inspiration, Charu A.K.A @butterflydiary. She runs an awesome travel site Butterflydiary and has got such a dynamic personality, you go girl! We got to know each other a little better (met baby Erika in mommy’s tummy) and exchanged so many great ideas over Japanese food. Needless to say, I left feeling re-energized 😉
Quite frankly I needed that because I was going on another historic walk all over Upper East Side, Central Park and Midtown. I was on a roll but hey, I had to make the most of my time and as New Yorkers say: You got to do things in a New York minute!
Here is the highlight of day 2 in images.
I love New York indeed! I discovered quite a few treasures this time and invite you to do the same 🙂