The first two days didn’t really seem real as I was in a daze. We managed to master the subway pretty quick and have managed not to get too lost. Catching the subway is one of my favourite things to do in this city, there are so many interesting people that you just don’t see in New Zealand. Try not to make eye contact though, as they think you are staring and yell at you. This is a true story.
We walked up Broadway just exploring, then like 40 blocks later ended up at Time Square. The feeling in Time Square is completely different to the rest of New York because it is all tourists. It’s just a constant buzz of energy. My first encounter in Time Square was typical New York. All throughout Time Square there are people dressed up as either characters or impersonators. At first I thought “oh how nice”, this was until Smurfette and some other character approached me being absolutely adorable and lovely. They asked me if I wanted a photo so I went along with it, what a stupid move that was. They then completely switched and starting hounding me for money that they could split between them. I only had a dollar so I chucked that at them and run away. See how happy I look in this photo..yeah that soon changed.
Wednesday was probably one of my favourite days. We started out by catching the train to Dumbo, which is right on the water in Brooklyn and gets AH-MA-ZING views of the skyline. You can walk along Brooklyn Bridge Park which is beautiful and see all 3 bridges and all the skyscrapers. We walked around here before heading to the Brooklyn Bridge and crossing over to Manhattan.