26 July 2015

Hello New York

I almost feel like I haven't even been to NYC, despite these photos proving otherwise. It was almost like a dream, even when I escaped the hustle and bustle of the subway and found myself amerced with mountains of buildings and a city full of movement and excitement...even then it felt like a dream. This was the one city I could not wait to explore and it met all of my expectations and so much more.

On our first night we had made it to Brooklyn, we stayed in a stylish hostel which was once a clothing warehouse. Outside our window was a classic looking NYC building, it made me think of f.r.i.e.n.d.s, "We're in New York, Jack." I would say to my boyfriend every ten minutes without fail. That night we found this lovely pizza restaurant called 'Roberta's', apparently the hipsters love it, there we met a lovely New Yorker, (which was surreal) and we had great discussions about pizza, what to see in NY and life.

The next day we hopped on the subway and headed straight for Manhattan. Despite being drenched by pouring rain, we were loving life. We grabbed a coffee at Pret and just watched through the windows to racing cars and umbrellas through the rain. Once the rain died down, we found our way to Times Square, flashing lights, people in Minnie Mouse costumes, mayhem. But a good kind of mayhem. We picked up a dunkin donut and then went to The Rockefeller and went to 'The Top Of The Rock' to see what all the fuss is about, you know the outcome. I'd recommend going up The Rockefeller as opposed to The Empire State Building, you get a better view of Central Park and of course The Empire State Building itself. We ended the day getting fat with a Shake Shack burger and cheesy chips. No questions, just go!

The Statue Of Liberty was the next thing to tick off our list, we heard that catching the Staten Island ferry was the best way to save money but get a good eyeful of old Lib. It's a free ferry and as you can see from the images you get a great shot of the statue, a perfect option if you don't want to go on the island itself. Next, we headed to the 9/11 Memorial, it was utterly beautiful but the whole time my heart was just sunk into my chest.

Soon after we went to Central Park - probably my favourite place in New York. I think it's just great having a green area filled with smiles, hands filled with pretzels and ducks swimming beside you amongst the towering buildings. Here you can find peace, to relax and let the fact you're are in New York sink in. - "We are in New York, Jack!". Following this, we wandered through China Town where we actually couldn't find any takeaway food for a good half an hour. We must have been doing something wrong surely! We ended up with some crispy noodles, I wasn't sure what to think. The next morning was our last day in NY and we were leaving in the afternoon for Newark to set up camp for the night. We chilled by walking along The High Line, a linear park build upon an unused rail road. We grabbed a bite to eat along the line and before we knew it we were back at the hostel and leaving for our next part of the adventure.

Have you been to NY? If so, what were your favourite things to do?

Hannah x


  1. I went to NY in March of this year and was blown away - stayed in a hotel just round the corner from times square and central park was still covered in snow. It was amazing!
    Your pictures are gorgeous!


  2. New York City is amazing, there is just so much to see and do, when I went the Game of Thrones tour was on so that was a highlight for me but I also enjoyed Madame Tussaud's it wasn't a placed we ad planned on visiting but we had a NYC pass and it was really enjoyable. Central Park makes me wish every city had a park like it, and 9/11 memorial was beautiful but really bittersweet.


  3. Looks amazing! I've always wanted to go! Xx


  4. great post and i am loving your pictures ! Got to love NY.


  5. I honestly didn't give a fuss about NYC until I saw all these amazing blogposts on it. Now I'm desperate to visit! Your photography is gorgeous, Hannah, you really did justice to your amazing trip! Hopefully I'll follow in your footsteps sooner rather than later! x

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  6. We would go to NYC just for the food! We haven't been before, but it's on the top of our list of places to go!

    M + K

  7. Gorgeous photos! xo


  8. Ah your photos look amazing, they make me miss NY so much! If I could somehow instantly transport myself from Australia to NY right now I would definitely go back and gorge myself on Eataly pizza, haha x


  9. Nothing beats a New York skyline!! I struggle to find a tall building to take a beautiful city picture of London. New York favourite: the burger joint at the Parka Meridian hotel! Behind a big red curtain lies a ridiculous smokey old school burger joint. Go go go! <3

    Kristy x


  10. I love this post! NY looks amazing, I hope I get to go one day. Fab pictures! x

    Josie’s Journal

  11. Wow! It looks like you had such a wonderful trip and your photos are beautiful.
    I now feel desperate to travel here and also hungry.. mostly hungry! ;) xxx

  12. These photos are amazing. They make we want to visit NY so bad!

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  13. I am going there in September I Hope it won't rain
    I ve already been there in 2008 for an afternoon so I'm really excited to go there again !



  14. I love this post and NY, I'm going there this Summer! Can't wait :)
    Peace xo

  15. Gorgeous pictures! I'm so jealous of you :)

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  16. The post is really interesting! I love your blog:)


  17. great post!

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  18. ohhh how i miss nyc!! lovely pictures even with the rain, new york is beautiful! city of dreams they say...

    xx from Italy
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope | youtube

  19. So want to go for the food and the shopping!


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