Here is the story of my second day in New York, enjoy!
Inevitably, any trip abroad experiences jet lag! That’s why I started waking up at 4 am in New York, knowing that it was 10 am in Paris… I managed to fall asleep again for a few hours and then we decided it was time to go for breakfast. The buffet in the hotel was pretty satisfying and I got used to hearty scrambled eggs (for those who don’t know, I absolutely love eggs!), mini chicken steaks, waffles, fruit juice and lightened yogurt (strawberry flavor was my favorite one). I know this may seem gargantuan but when you walk every day from 8 am to midnight, it is essential to start the day! If I remember correctly, the day after our arrival in New York, we had time to cover 7 different districts on foot…yes!
We started with High Line which is a charming green promenade reminiscent of the French Coulée Verte. I enjoyed the peaceful side of this place, street art, the coexistence of nature and urbanism, the steps of the Urban theater at 10th avenue and 17th street…
Then we went to Chelsea Market which is the Manhattan food market symbol. Lobster, chocolate, currywurst, bread, cake, ice cream, soup or other…this is paradise for gourmands and gourmets, yum! Honestly, this place is a feast for the eyes and taste buds… Nonetheless, we chose to have lunch at Murray’s Bagels Chelsea and I had a Cal’s Club (homemade chicken salad, bacon, lettuce, tomato) which was delicious!
After lunch, we had the chance to visit West Village and see the Friends Apartment Building and Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment from Sex and the City series, it was like a dream come true!!! Best of all, we also went to Magnolia Bakery to taste delicious cupcakes (Red Velvet and Chocolate Cupcake with vanilla frosting), can you imagine?
Greenwich Village was also part of our visits and we stopped at the famous NYU. Students were even doing a mini concert in front of the campus, it was so cool! Then we wandered in the historic and lovely Washington Square Park.
We continued with the discovery of a charming and colorful gallery in Soho, a walk to Little Italy and a dinner in Chinatown…it was a busy but awesome day!