(Image by NYC based photograher Alessandro Simonetti)
Jess and I just bought our tickets for a quick trip up to New York City, leaving in a week. I can’t even count the number of immigrants/tourists I have met in North Carolina who have told me, an American 25 year old, what NYC is like. I feel so un-patriotic having avoided the city for this many years. I am glad I can finally remedy the situation.
I look forward to traveling with Jessie. The last time the two of us visited a notable city (other than to Williamsburg, VA to see grandparents) together was Venice, 2002. That was a near disaster. I was basically kidnapped and she was essentially held hostage by a bunch of drunk Australians. Fortunately, we had periodic access to walkie-talkies during our 4 hour separation, but the whole ordeal was traumatic none the less. We are now older and wiser, hallelujah.
So far our plans include: Hours of people watching; eating lots of dim sum & potstickers; perusing Little Italy; and shopping at Beacon’s Closet. If anyone reads this, your ideas/suggestions would be most appreciated.