New York, New York

I am super excited about this post as I had the idea to do a little “tourist day” with a good friend of mine and go on an NYC tour bus! When you live in a major city like New York, it is very easy to get into a routine and not branch out to new places, so I thought this would be a great way to learn about the city I have been in for the past year and a half and explore parts that I don’t get to go to regularly.

The tour started out at Rockefeller center and while it went all around Manhattan, we decided to just do the downtown portion of it because of timing purposes. We got to learn little tidbits about many of the buildings we have passed around downtown NYC and it was super fun to play tourist and sit on the top of the double-decker tour bus. The picture of a delicious cup of ice -cream below is from a place called Snowdays, which I actually went to the day before, but had to include a picture of it. It is a very cool ice cream place that is actually made of shaved cream – so a fusion of ice cream and shaved ice! It’s much lighter than real ice cream, but just as delicious. Definitely a great ice cream joint to check out when visiting New York!

During the tour, we drove past the Macy’s building, Time Square, Flatiron Building, all around West Village, Soho, the seaport area and more. It was extremely thorough, so by the time we could have continued on to a ferry tour, we were exhausted and headed over to a place called Dough, close to Union Square which is known for their handmade donuts.

This place literally has the best donuts ever! The one I got was Chocolate Cacao and it was mouth wateringly good! Another amazing place that I highly recommend to anyone visiting New York.

Another reason why I decided to do this tour is because I am no longer going to be living in New York City a week from now and am moving to the great city of London to attend graduate school! This move has been a long time coming and I am so excited to get the opportunity to live in another incredible city! This means that this blog is going to have some awesome new posts all about my experiences across the pond, and I am beyond excited for this new journey. With that being said, this post is a sort of nod to NYC  and all that it has done for me over the course of the time I have been here. It is a city where I have grown the most and it has taught me so much about myself. The friends I have made and experiences that I have had, I will most certainly take with me to London and they will not be forgotten. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have experienced what it is like to live in a place so many people yearn to be. I will cherish it for the rest of my life and know that only more amazing things are to come. I will put up another post soon on why I picked London and a little bit about the process of getting myself there so stay tuned!! xo

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