Ok, me is back from the city. And I loved it! I’m not sure whether you enjoy my non-boob related posts (which have been pretty much non-existent til now, I might remind you) BUT here’s one now which just needs to be written after such a trip. If anyone’s ever heard of New York, here are some myths that got busted but also some facts that many of you already know. On to the point, shall we?
- New York stinks and is nowhere near posh
I’m sorry, you must have had your Sex and the City illusions going on in your head but nope, it’s one hell of a dirty city. And the noise is just beyond compare! There’s pretty much everything on the streets; garbage, puke, shit and pee. I must admit 5th Avenue’s uptown parts were a little bit more posh and rich-looking but otherwise, get use to a big hot mess.
- When someone shouts “BUS TOUR”, take one
I know it’s pretty cliched tourist stuff but hell, it was so much easier to make your way through the city by foot after seeing all that stuff from up high. The weather is also lovely in September which meant we had a lot of sun and enjoyed our ride. These tours are nowhere near boring since they offer an audio guide with a lot off pop quiz knowledge you never knew before.
- Take also a manicure, they’re cheap
Cheap, well-done and quick! What more can you hope for? Mine cost 10$ plus tips.
- The food’s nasty… but delicious!
I mean how much sugar and fat can you cram into your daily meal? A lot, apparently. Geez man, NYC food is like every food fantasy you ever had. For one day, that is, since after that you become to crave salad and chicken breasts. That’s how overwhelming and disgusting it all gets. Plus I have to mention the stereotypical use of garlic in their “Italian” dishes, it’s just pure madness (to me at least, I’m allergic).
- Everything’s massive
It truly is and what has to be said, money talks big time in this city. It’s kinda silly but on the other hand totally glorious. I could so see myself living in this city just because I like the buzz and how everything is done with an enormous amount of effort.
- Service is AMAZING
Well, depending on the store of course but I mean those people rock serving customers. Always smiling, always paying compliments (the common people on streets do this too!) and always willing to chat for a while. And hey, they always seem to think Finland is cool! Though it’s not, I assure you. Anyhow, I just love you NYC people, you make my day with your warmness and friendly laid-back touch to your work. I mean, dancing with a sales assistant was just one of the experiences I’ll always cherish.
- Oh, those men
I could see them everywhere and boy did I enjoy every bit of them. With my eyes, of course!
- And that fashion
Especially shoes, cheap comparing to Europe and the designs where amazing. If you want to experience some luxury shoe art, go to Bergdorf Goodman. I certainly felt I did not belong there but it was all worth it. For little less couture-y pieces with more affordable prices, try Macy’s. I bought a pair of BCBGeneration suede pumps for just 80$.
And for last but not the least… The lingerie knowledge sucks. Which you might have guessed already. Me + 36D (fitted by an Aerie fitter) is not a good equations. AND COME ON, no sizes beyond D in USA? Umm, miss, I gotta couple of suggestions for you, like Claudette perhaps. Well, in one sentence those girls didn’t know their stuff.