207 Second Avenue, New York, NY
Never did I think it was possible, but the 4 months working in NYC had me exhausted of consuming steak and sushi (not together, obviously). Since then I haven’t touched a single perfectly charred and seasoned juicy ribeye or vibrantly fresh and creamy uni. This weekend was going to be all about trying popular tourist-y places that are actually good.
I never really longed to go to NYC – that is, up until I had to spend 4 months there for work, in which case now that it’s over, I find myself constantly longing to go back. There’s a never-ending supply of things to do, things to see, and things to eat. I just can’t get enough of it.
After a 2 month hiatus, I finally returned last weekend. Staying with a fellow foodie, not only were the days and nights occupied with om noms, but also gracious accompaniments to the Met and UES /East Village walks. Here’s to discovering there’s so much more than what meets the eye; kudos to reddit bringing folks together. Continue reading
I’ve been labelled many things before, but mostly recently: a jet-setter.
There is no shortage of travelling opportunities at work. For me, it’s living out of a suitcase for upwards of 80% of the job.
Since growing out of visiting Disney Princesses at the Magic Kingdom and annual “treacherous” rides on the Maid of the Mist/skee-balling for psychedelic top hats & oversized sunnies at the Midway, I haven’t been doing any leisurely travelling. Needless to say, business trips really help fill the void. It also gives you extra brownie points while your besties are raving about surfing in Hawaii, lounging in the Dominican, or riding elephants in Thailand.
While it’s true there are those not-so-glamorous places to be temporarily relocated, it’s always an experience that you’ll never forget (for better or for worse). After-hours are a great way to venture the city; sneak in some shopping, sightsee, pay a visit to a local dive you saw on Triple and feeling right at home in the vicinity of other tourists. Being a “Road Warrior” opens your eyes and sheds light on how small of a spec you really are, and how much of the world has yet to be seen.
Here’s a glimpse of my adventures in 2011…