Whenever I travel I like to plan out not only what I generally will do on a specific day, but also what I will wear.
I knew for a fact I had to see the Oculus on my fourth time in the Big Apple. But what I didn’t know was what I was going to wear for my picture! The Oculus is a pristine white color, so if I wore white then I had the misfortune of blending in with the background (#FirstWorldProblem). And who wants to blend in? Not me! I decided to wear a black Zara shirt and black Nautica shorts and I was pretty satisfied with the outcome.
Cool graffiti outside the Oculus. The pic is form my Instagram account!
The modern architecture is definitely something anyone who loves architecture should check out on his or her trip to NYC. There are also shops and places to buy snacks and food from in the Oculus, but I skipped those and made my way over to the Charging Bull.
The line to get a picture with the Bull’s balls (you touch them for good luck, they say) was quite long! I almost didn’t want to stand in line, but I did for about 15-20 minutes. You can see that whole experience and more from Day 2 in the video below!
An older Russian tourist and her female friend cut the young American couple behind me and all hell broke loose. The couple was loud and telling them they had to get in the back of the line so the Russians objected (they weren’t frail or anything, they just wanted to not wait in the long line) so they asked the people behind the couple if they could stand in front of them and they obliged. Wowza. All of this just to touch a statue of a bull.
After I had my magical moment with the Bull I went with a friend to a pizza place that had OK pizza. It was so OK I don’t care to even mention the restaurant's name. I wanted to go to Lombardi’s in Little Italy (been there before), but was told the wait was over 30 minutes (did he say 45?) when there were at least three tables free, so we decided to go to this other pizzeria.
After I stuffed my face and ate a whole pizza I made my way to Pietro Nolita to take a pic with their cool outside pink setup. There was an impromptu photo shoot happening that I crashed because God knows how long they were going to be there and all I wanted was a few pics and to leave. I didn’t buy anything from the restaurant since we had just eaten. (FTR it was just a guy with a DSLR and a girl taking pics.)
After a bit of walking we made our way to the overly hyped Japanese ice cream joint called Taiyaki. The line wasn’t too long, but there was a line and I ordered the unicorn flavor (duh). It tasted exactly like a McDonald’s frosty. Wasn’t blown away, but the presentation was superb!
Stay tuned for more posts!