This summer I had the holiday of a lifetime – two awesome weeks in New York!
I landed at JFK airport at 4pm on a Sunday but my body clock told me different. The jet lag was weird and I spent the rest of the day wandering around like a zombie…
What is the time difference between New York and Rome? 😉
A) 7 hours B) 5 hours C) 6 hours
On my second day I went down to Manhattan and when I came out of the subway (not Tube as the Brits call it) I could not believe how “ginormous” the skyscrapers were.
Question #2 Ginormous is a mixture of two words. What are they? 😉
Seeing yellow taxi cabs everywhere, and all those people buzzing around like mad bees felt like a dream, in fact I kept telling my Grandma to pinch me! I really didn’t know where to start with my sightseeing.
These are some of the places I visited: Empire State Building, United Nations, Times Square, Rockefeller Centre, Statue of Liberty, Ground zero, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Chinatown, Little Italy, Harlem, Soho, Central Park, and the Julliard School.
Which of the places I visited can you recognize in the photos below? 😉
I also wanted to see “Bodies…The Exhibition”, where dead bodies treated with polymer preservation were on display – you can see all the parts of the human body – heart, lungs, brain, bones, liver, intestine, muscles and so on. None of my relatives wanted to come in with me ( I wonder why!!! ;-)) and I have to say that it was shocking to start with, but, afterwards I was completely engrossed. Definitely the best exhibition I’ve ever been to. If you have a strong stomach check it out at www.bodiestheexhibition.com
I also shopped till I dropped! Prices in New York are not that bad although when you get to the till you have to pay extra taxes. I also walked up and down Fifth Avenue to do some window shopping at the “posh” shops ;-).
I realized that I couldn’t go home without sampling some culture so I went into the MoMa (Museum of Modern Art) and I loved it. I wanted to see some of Van Gogh’s famous paintings, but also the Gauguin, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso sections were incredible!
Which famous museums are not in New York?
A) The Tate modern B) The Metropolitan Museum C) Musee D’Orsay
A description of the Big Apple wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the local cuisine. Trying not to eat junk food was absolutely impossible! I was surrounded by French fries, hot dogs and doughnuts – which are irresistible! Believe me! I have never tasted such soft, sweet, delicious doughnuts in my whole life!
I could write so much about my brilliant “vacation” but it’s time to wind it up.
Let me leave you with some of the expressions I picked up on the other side of the Atlantic. See if you can match them with their Italian equivalent. 😉
|nerd||non se ne parla|
|get out of here||bagno|
See ya guys!