We left for New York on Tuesday morning, very early. I had to walk Mr. Pig at like 4 a.m. For the flight (and the super long and super boring wait at the Milan airport), I wore my classic outfit: skinny jeans, a long slouchy sweater, tank top underneath, my Puma trainers. I quite dislike flying and I worry about fires during flights (I used to fly a lot as a child and in the early nineties there were stories about flight attendants getting massive ugly burns because they wore tights as part of their uniform. Anyways, due to these memories, I ALWAYS fly in jeans.)
I posted this photo on my instagram, this was taken at the Prague airport while waiting for the flight to Milan. The flight was great and I ran into a friend 🙂 but it went a bit down hill from there as we had to wait AGES in Milan for our next flight. The Milan airport is small and I found it to be very lacking (no good restaurants or good shops). I was bored to tears and rather cranky. Then – FINALLY – it was time for our flight. We flew with Emirates and the flight passed by rather fast. I saw about a million movies: Divergent, Captain America Winter Soldier, Labor Day, Edge of Tomorrow. We landed in NYC and we took the air train to the subway and then the subway to our hotel. Then I quickly changed out of my clothes and we went to a restaurant really close to our hotel for dinner.
It was a French restaurant but to be honest it wasn’t that good. I had mussels (I don’t eat meat, but I do eat fish and sea food) and fries. I have to say, being up longer than 24 hours, I just wanted to go to bed.
The next day we got up rather early (I always wake up early if I’m in a new place) and we went to see Grand Central Terminal, we went to pick up our New York City Passes, and then we went to Macy’s and Century 21.
We walked around the city a bit and went to Dunkin’ Donuts looking for my all-time favorite doughnut (the Powdered cake donut, or it’s cinnamon sister the Cinnamon cake donut). We eventually found it on the third day. Oh the childhood memories! Anyways, back to day two, we were really tired from the flights so after all the shopping (I bought three dresses at Macy’s and the pair of boots that I mentioned in my last post). We had dinner from the deli right next to our hotel and we ended up eating there every night as it was convenient (the food was good – you could choose whatever you wanted, I always had salads, fruits and veggies and mushrooms and some pasta; and it was much cheaper than eating in restaurants. Actually that evening we wanted to eat out at this pizzeria but we were waiting for the waitress for a good fifteen minutes and we just decided that with that kind of service there was no point, so we just had pizza from the deli.) I’ll be posting days three (Thursday) and four (Friday) in my next post.