Wednesday, August 5, 2009
New York Experience
So I have about two weeks (15 days technically) until I am boarding my flight to New York and it seems that I cannot think about anything else. This is beyond the normal realm of excitement I think. Maybe I just really need a vacation. Tired of working the same old retail job I have worked for the past five years, time for a change I think. Maybe I just won't come back from New York...I could see that easily happening. I still am not any farther on planning out my trip. I have the list, which is located several blogs below for your reading pleasure, but it still seems that I will only be viewing NYC through the eyes of a tourist. I want to really experience what that city ahs to offer. So often I plan a trip where I will be partaking in all of these exciting activities or hitting up this cool local bar or dining in a restaurant that would equate to a cultural experience, yet it falls through. When I pack my bags the last night before heading home I realize that I have not done anything off the beaten path that every other tourist travels down. Maybe it's that I don't know how to experience a city/state/country how the local does because I will never know what they know. I do not know many people who have traveled to NY and when I ask the ones that I know who have, I get the same old same old. I do not want to take a vacation to New York City, I want to experience New York City..The question is, I'm just not sure how to do that.