USA - New York trip report


USA - New York

Also known as the Big Apple, New York is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the USA.


New York City

NYC is a wonderful place, people are so friendly, you can just go out on the street, stick your arm out and someone in a car will give you a ride for free, then when you get out of the car, they shout good-bye to you in their strange and angry language. Sarcasm aside, those are yellow cabs, which I don't advise because of the chaotic traffic jams. The subway is much better to get around, and it runs 24 hours a day. But you will need a PHD to use it because there are no maps of the stations anywhere in sight. And while on the subway, if you ever find yourself wondering whether that is urine or rats, the answer to that is most likely yes.

NYC is made up of five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island. Manhattan is the main center of action. There's numerous skyscrapers, Times Square, Chinatown, and the pathetic talking shop that is the United Nations. In the middle of it all is Central Park, a large natural oasis in the otherwise concrete jungle. The real draw to Staten Island are the free ferries crossing from the southern tip of Manhattan that provide excellent and views of the Statue of Liberty.