All posts tagged: new york

Why I Chose To Travel Alone

Fellow lone travellers can agree that there are so many perks to adventuring solo. If you’re on the cusp of taking a solo trip but you have a few doubts, I’m here to reassure you, you’re on the edge of a great thing… 1. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want, with whoever you want. That’s right, complete freedom! You can do whatever. you. want. If you want to get up at 4AM to watch the sunrise, nobody’s gonna tell you no. If you want to spend a whole day shopping, you can. If you want to just relax in your hotel all day, you can! It’s completely up to you. It’s up to you whether you want to hang out with others too, if you’re staying in a hostel, you’re going to meet super fun people, so the option to be with people is always there. But if you want to just be on your own, you can. You set the rules! 2. It’s being completely independent. I’ve always been quite an …

How To Get This View.. For FREE

The highlight of my trip so far, has not been the cheap but delicious iced-coffee from Dunkin’ Doughnuts. Instead, a view of Manhattan I’ll never forget… Craving an experience I would remember for a lifetime, I starting searching the net for ‘unique views of Manhattan‘ and ‘Things you have to experience when in NYC‘. “I may never be here again” I told myself, I have to soak it all up. So after discovering information online about the Staten Island Ferry, I head straight to Whitehall Street Metro station (I took the W line all the way down from Queens) Then hopped onto the ferry, for free! ‘The Staten Island Ferry is a free passenger ferry shuttle operated by the New York City Department of Transportation. It runs 5.2 miles in New York Harbour between the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island. The ferry operates 24/7.’ If you come to New York, you have to experience this. The feeling of freedom you get being out on the water, the fresh, clean air and getting …

BAOHAUS: Best Buns in NYC!

Two brothers Eddie and Evan Huang opened up this food spot back in 2009 changing every thing people knew about taiwanese-chinese food…. “As kids, they worked in their father’s Steakhouse down South but instead of staying, they decided to share the homestyle Taiwanese-Chinese food they ate at home. When Eddie quit his jobs as an attorney/hustler/street wear designer, they decided to set up shop in a 400 square foot, subterranean, bomb shelter at 137. They didn’t do it just to sell baos, but instead create a mouth piece for the social, cultural, and political issues they cared about. Since 2009, they’ve gone home to feed 200+ homeless families in Orlando, Won the Chow 13 for groundbreaking use of social media, stuck up for Danny Chen, opposed the Tiger Mom, and accidentally hot boxed a restaurant in plain view. Some sh*t be happening some time naw mean?”  Onto the menu, it’s minimal so you could end up ordering everything, which I firmly support if you’ve got the hunger! I ordered the fried fish bao and the …

Solo Travelling: New York

After completing my first 24 hours in New York City I feel confident enough to tell myself… “Hell yeah YOU did it!!!!” The lead up to my flight was quite stressful because, me being me, I left everything until the last minute. I’m talking important things like travel insurance and converting my £ to $. So after accepting my unorganised self, I got on with it as best I could and you know what? I made it to New York in one piece, with my luggage intact. After many sleepless nights and text messages from worried friends, I was starting to re-think the idea of doing this on my own. So many things can go wrong! I miss my flight, I get lonely, I run out of money, I get lost in a city I don’t know… All of these things could of happened or might still happen. However, I’ve made it this far and I wont let fear overtake the huge feeling of accomplishment. Travelling alone on an aeroplane full of strangers, successfully finding …

The Cronut by Dominique Ansel

Dominique Ansel Bakery Why have an avocado smoothie for breakfast when you could have a Cronut?! It’s about that time of the year where my conscious eating goes completely out the window and I stock up on mince pies and other sweet things. Today I tried something I’ve never tried before. A cronut! Created by the famous N.Y.C pastry chef Dominique Ansel, It’s a pastry that resembles a donut and is made using croissant dough which is then filled with a ganache or jam then fried in oil. They make only one flavour a month, So I’ll be back in January to try their next creation! December Cronut Flavour Gianduja (hazelnut milk chocolate) and English Rose Jam The cronut is crispy and delicious, filled with creamy hazelnut ganache and a thin layer of rose jam. I definitely approve. But if you’re going with a friend, suggest sharing dishes as they have a wide selection of cakes and pastries to choose from. That way you can taste a few different desserts without feeling so guilty! They …