3 Things I Loved About New York

Last month I was in New York for a very short but, much needed vacation. It was so last minute that we weren’t able to plan any fun activities in advance so our trip was very uneventful.

Although we still went out, had good food and had lots of fun, there weren’t really any ‘omg moments’ that I felt were blog worthy. But, I still wanted write something about my experience, so I decided to compile a list of all of the things I loved about New York.

Here are 3 things I loved about New York

The Food was Delicious

I’m not even going to pretend. I love food. I mean, who doesn’t? One thing that I really liked about New York was the availability they had to food of different cultures.

Jamaican Food

If it was Jamaican food you were craving–they were a call away, if you wanted Chinese–postmates would bring it to your doorstep and my dears, they even had Amala and Efo on the go.

I thought that was awesome. Though we spent limited time there and weren’t able to taste food from all the cultures of the world I liked knowing that if I wanted them they were available.

Living in Nigeria, you get used to just specific sets of food everyday which is a bit boring. Variety is the spice of life innit?

p.s. broccoli I miss you.

Beautiful Aesthetic

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Bailey Fountain, Brooklyn

One thing I will say about New York is that it’s a good piece of eye candy. And not just because they have well tarred roads (no shade to Nigeria).

It was beautiful. And Manhattan…don’t even get me started. I loved that it was everything I see in movies. The busy streets, the tall buildings, the subway, everything!

We weren’t able to see the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty but, we did get to see the new World Trade Centre which currently holds the title as the tallest building in America and the sixth tallest building in the world.

The Weather


The land of the free welcomed me with open arms and chilly weather. We were there in the spring and though everyone one said that this was the best season to be there, honestly I was freezing my ass off.26312D72-976D-46C8-8D2A-394256E05D48

I even got sick and lost my voice for a few days. It took me a while to get used to it and I didn’t fully appreciate the weather until we got back to Nigeria and everywhere was just hot.

I swear to you from the moment we landed I started sweating. I hadn’t sweat a teardrop for 12 days even when we were in Dubai—a known desert.

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A lot about New York reminded me of Lagos. The way people moved with urgency. The occasional traffic. Even the over crowdedness. My mum compared the crowd in Manhattan to Oshodi, lol.


Apart from all that, you could just feel the hustle of the people. Everyone was trying to get theirs. Which is kind of like Lagos but, bear in mind that Americans are fueled by coffee, so more intense.

So I guess what I’m trying to say is New York is basically Lagos on steroids. Thank you for coming to my Tedtalk.

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8 thoughts on “3 Things I Loved About New York

  1. We traveled to New York City around this same time last year! You are right about the city being fast paced. When we got into the city it was like a different world for us being from the southern region of the US. Very busy and crowded!

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