Have you ever been in New York?

… me neither!

The photo in the header has been shot in Frankfurt (Germany), also called “Mainhattan” (love this pun) for its skyline. But I had no image of New York, so I had to by-pass somehow 😁

I’ve been in Frankfurt in 2010, at the end of a wonderful motorbike trip in Rheintal (Rhine Valley), but I’ll talk about this in another post. Today I’m thinking about New York, so let’s go on with it.

As far as I know, even if I have never set foot in there, there’s no “perfect season” to see New York. Some friends of mine love this city in winter (Christmas time or New Year’s Eve), while others like it in Autumn (no, I’ve never seen – and I don’t feel like I will ever see it – “Autumn in New York”. I like comedies, thrillers, noirs, crime movies, some drama, even stupid films but if you have to cry… well, no thanks).

I’ve never been there and, to be honest, my list of “cities-to-visit-before-I-die” is long and has been for long time without New York in it. So, why am I writing a post about this? Because in these last days I have been seeing photos and posts of friends who have just landed there, to enjoy Spring in the City. And I read the comments, where so many people felt enthusiastic about being there, living there, ooooh if I could just be here all of the time!

I feel like this every time I travel to Germany. Pick a city, I love it (no, not Frankfurt. But I’ll write about this later. Maybe. I have to take a note, to be sure not to forget 🤣).

Here just a few images of Frankfurt (I told you that I did not fell in love with it!).

Yet, if you’re thinking about heading to New York, and do not know what to do there, because there is too much to see, too much to do (… too much of everything!), you can start with this very useful guide I found in the internet: 100 Best Things to do in New York by Janice Rogers. What I found useful in ths guide is that it starts with the most famous places everyone knows (even someone who has never been there – like myself – know), but then it continues and narrow down to places and monuments and shops that are maybe not so internationally known, but that are for sure interesting.

When traveling to new places, I like to see the promintent places and features for sure, but I also like to visit the less known part of them. And this post is a comprehensive example of how I would like a guide to be!

Now, I have to admit: after reading it, New York entered in my “cities-to-visit-before-I-die just because I gotta kind of curious about it!

And what about you? Have you ever been to New York?

 

 

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