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I get a feeling that a lot of us have already used Airbnb to book an apartment or a room whenever we travel. So I am always a bit surprised when I meet the occasional reluctant person. Not that there’s anything wrong with it. But I just thought by now anyone has tried it once.
You’ve heard me say this a lot: I love exploring a new place through its food. And New York was no exception. I had heard a lot about the really good pizza and bagels and all the amazing restaurant. So I was so excited and super curious to try everything and see if it compared to London for example.
Our last day in New York was probably one of the best too. Not only because the weather was so good but we got to see a lot of iconic places. Plus, as it happened on almost every day, we stumbled upon some cool places that even though were not a priority, they deserved a spot on our lists.
One of the things I loved about our trip to New York was how we got to have a plan for almost each day. I hadn’t actually had the time to make an itinerary beforehand and I got a bit of FOMO. But it turned out I didn’t have any reasons at all.
Our second day in New York was one of the best! Although it was super cold and windy we were lucky to have a sunny day which made the cold a little easier to bear.
New York has always been on the very top of my list of places to visit. It probably has to do with the many movies and shows we see on TV that take place in NYC. It also has a lot to do with the architecture, the art scene, and the food. So when I got there I really had to pinch myself to believe I was actually in Manhattan!
Traveling in the United States from Eastern Europe takes a lot of time and money, and it involves some differences you may not be used to. In 2 weeks, 5 states, 3 time zones, I noticed a few details you may find interesting or useful for a first trip.
Before there were Spotify or iTunes, the first thing I’d do after crossing the Greek border during our summer vacation would be to turn the local radio on. It was the best way to crank up the Greek music and immerse myself in the Ellenic atmosphere.