The buildings of Manhattan. New York. May 2012.

New York City Getaway

  New York - May 2012

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NYC. Three inspiring initials. New York City, I just came back from there! It was my first trip to the United States and my first steps in "the city that never sleeps"...

A week in New York

See the skyscrapers of Manhattan ! Hail yellow cabs ! Climb the Empire State Building! Climb the Rockfeller Center! Sail by the Statue of Liberty! Walk along Broadway! Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge!

Tourist, me? That's right.

The buildings of Manhattan. New York. May 2012.
The buildings of Manhattan. New York. May 2012.

It was my first time in New York. The city that we know without knowing it, having seen it so much in movies, in TV series, and then on the 20-Hour news since September 11. The city that never sleeps as sings Sinatra.

I just came back from there. I spent a week there. Another "otherworldly bubble", quite different from my travels in Asia!

Larger than life

The verdict? New York, in real life, is like in the song, like in the movies, like in the TV series. But so much better!

It's bigger. Stronger. More intense. Larger than life ... Even if you are a tourist, a visit to New York broadens your horizon and clears your head. The city overflows with an infectious, exhilarating, stimulating energy.

The mere sight of the buildings that stand out in shadows on the tarmac, on landing, in the golden light of sunset, makes the heart beat a little faster.

View of New York from JFK Airport.
View of New York from JFK airport.

I returned Sunday, dazzled, enthusiastic, happy.

New York is less than 8 hours flight from Paris. And on the way back, it's even faster, thanks to the favorable winds of the mysterious jet stream less than 7 hours! In fact, that's very close, compared to my previous trip to Indonesia. There is only an ocean to cross...

I'll be back to tell you all about it soon!


  New York - May 2012