I have planned my visit to The Big Apple many times, but something would always come up and prevent me from going. When I got accepted to #DMUglobal trip I thought that once again something will happen. Imagine how surprised I was when everything went according to the plan and our plane touched the ground without even the slightest bump.
It does not happen often, but sometimes you meet someone for the first time and it feels like you have known them forever. You instantly ‘click’, have a lot of things to talk about, there is no awkwardness, the conversation flows naturally, everything feels simple and right. Would you believe me if I said that being in New York felt just like that?
I wanted to visit New York ever since I was a little child. Mostly because it looked like everything I ever wanted my life to be – full of light, inspiration, and energy.
Some people told me that it looks like I’ve been to New York before and I felt like I did. No, magic or previous life experience has nothing to do with it. As basic as it sounds, I wanted to visit New York ever since I was a little child. Mostly because it looked like everything I ever wanted my life to be – full of light, inspiration, and energy. I probably saw every single movie and TV show set in New York and I now have a map of Manhattan tattooed in my memory with permanent ink. It is funny how going to New York seemed more impossible than going to Toronto or Hong Kong. You would think it is the other way around! I am so glad that all those previous trips got canceled and I got to see other parts of the world first. This meant that I could enjoy New York and see it for what it is rather than spend my time desperately trying to grasp the height of skyscrapers and not to get lost in all the noise (which is what I did for the first few days in Hong Kong).
You know, I was afraid I was not going to like it. I was worried we will not have enough time to see everything I wanted to see; although our stay was for only 5 nights, I had just enough time to do all the right things and see what I needed to see. Before this trip, I did not know what I want my next steps to be, I had no idea of where I will be this time next year, I had a lot of questions and no answers. New York answered all of them and even those I didn’t know I had. Fun fact – I was also worried that I will like New York more than I like London and after going back to the UK I will feel really sad for not being able to go back straight away. It is all fine! The more places I visit, the more I realize that London has a very special place in my life and it is hardly ever going to change.
I have to apologize because I did not take lots of photos. I know, does not sound like me. Do not get me wrong, the city was beautiful and photogenic. I just do not feel like I could convey that feeling through the lens. I would love to stay there for longer and do a proper photography project. Who knows, maybe one day, but for now, have a look at the photos I took and read the captions I wrote.
As always, I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into what I experienced. I also took some film photos, I still need to get them developed, but I think it is safe to say that more on New York is on the way (I will most likely share them here or on my Instagram).
If you have any questions, please feel free to message me. I would like to kindly remind everyone that using these photos without my permission is prohibited.