We have a cheerful post today with our phone snapshots from our last travelling adventure in New York City! However, I sadly need to start by saying how deeply sorry that horrible things like the one in Manchester happen, I can’t believe how much less value we might give each other and to ourselves. Hope you & your closest ones are all safe & want to send a big love hug to everyone reading.
Recently, people from New York taught me an incredible lesson in how to be nice to each other, even in the busiest & (sometimes) toughest city in the world. I was fascinated seeing the interaction between people in the city and taking good notes. New York made me feel happy & came back home with more nostalgia than I had anticipated. I guess having (almost) every corner looking like a movie set made part of the charm, while the yummy food in our bellies was in charge of the rest of enchantment, ha!
Let’s review together the wonders New York City worked for us, shall we?
Our hotel, Arlo Soho, had complimentary bikes which we reserved for 1 day because riding around the city (the park or the bridges) was on our bucket list. The bikes were a beauty and worked perfectly well! We took them from the hotel, biked in the city (super thrilling, ohmy) down to the Manhattan bridge, crossed it, visited DUMBO and then went back to the hotel using the Brooklyn bridge. After 15 years without properly riding a bike, I was impressed by how good we both did!
I will enter in more details on the following posts, but food was a special part of our trip. We had a big addresses map compiled from here & there. With this I mean awesome recommendations from blogs like Love Taza (have you seen their NYC videos?) or Tokyobanhbao (and many others!) mixed with mouth-watering finds from Instagram pictures. In the phone pictures we have the tacos from Tacombi and Matcha from Cha Cha Matcha, but more will come, be assured!
Since Dani is quite the coffee enthusiast, we also made a mini coffee tour by visiting three main roasters coffee places from New York. Do you remember I am more tea-oriented? Well, luckily in New York they have an amazing chai tea and lots of coffee places also offered a very well-prepared (not that easy) matcha latte (yay!).
New York, we ♥ you!
Soon we will share the official pics, but what do you think? Should I trying to switch things up a bit this time? Since the Japan posts are so recent I’m afraid you may be tired already with the classic travel posts per day. Let’s see if we can come up with something!
Qué maravilla de fotos! Si pudiera me iría a nado hasta allí, os han quedado preciosas. La foto del puente de Manhattan parece de película, me ha gustado la foto de noche y la que está Dàmaris con el paraguas en blanco y negro. Un beso!
I love your travel posts! Hoping for some NYC movies … ❤️
Oh! Thanks Kate! <3 Unfortunately no NYC movies this time, it's one of those things you plan ahead and we were looking forward but finally we were so concentrated with pics that ended up not recording more than a few stills on the first day. Well, this may have a meaning... we have to come back, hahaha!
I loved following along with your travels via Instagram Stories! How was Cha Cha Matcha? Were there tons of people or a reasonable amount? Love Taza is one of my favourite blogs! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
Yay! So glad you were following our stories :) Cha Cha Matcha was perfect, we were there on Friday morning around 8:30 -ish and were the only customers having breakfast inside. While we were there like 3-4 customers also came for take away. I think afternoons & weekends must be busier though, the place is so Instagram friendly and very yummy.
wow wow wow, so jealous your phone photos are amazing!! Cannot wait to see/read more of your adventures :) :) Movies and shows have made me want to visit New York for sure and now I can add you guys to the list :P
How sweet of you Fee, thanks!! :) Looking up and seeing a water tank up there makes you travel instantly into a movie <3
Can’t wait to see what you have on NYC! I lived close and have family in the city so my experience is very different from other peoples. My husband and I joke about not knowing what tourists do XD
NYC def does have the best coffee. My sister use to live in Williamsburg/Bushwick and it was hipster central. So naturally there was a nice coffee shop at every corner. It was so hard to not get a drink at all the places (I would of been so jittery!) If you ever visit again check out Smorgaburg! It is a weekly food market on the river. Pretty views and all the interesting foods in one place!
Oh! I’m sure you do have such a different perspective having family in the city. It was our first time in Williamsburg (yay!) and also wandered quite a lot the Soho (Nolita, Village, …). We had Smorgasburg on our planning! But it rained cats and dogs all Saturday, so we had to change plans on the last minute :) We must keep it for our “next time” list if you are also recommending it! :)
I used to work right next to the Flatiron building! :)
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