The buildings of Manhattan. New York. May 2012.

New York City Getaway

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  New York - May 2012

NYC. Three inspiring initials New York City, come back! 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! Hunt yellow taxis! Climb to the Empire State Building! Go up to the Rockefeller Center! Sail at the foot of the Statue of Liberty! Arrive Broadway! Cross the Brooklyn Bridge!

Tourist, me? Perfectly.

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 we know without knowing, having seen so much in the movies, TV series, and then the 20-Hours since 9/11. The city that never sleeps " as sings Sinatra.

I am back from it. I spent a week there. Another "bubble elsewhere", very different from my travels in Asia!

Larger than life

Verdict? New York, in fact, is like in the song, as in the movies, as in the TV series. But in so much better!

It's bigger. Stronger. More intense. Larger than life ... Even if we play tourists, a visit to New York widens the horizon and cleans the head. The city is overflowing with contagious energy, exhilarating, stimulating.

The only sight of the buildings that stand out in Chinese shadows, on the tarmac, on landing, in the golden light of the 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 return, it's even faster, thanks to the favorable winds of the mysterious jet stream: less than 7 hours! In fact, it's close, compared to my previous trip to Indonesia. There is only one ocean to cross ...

I'll come back to tell you all this very quickly!


  New York - May 2012