So where were we….. ah now I remember it was the night we landed and I had gotten all checked in the hotel and one of my sisters that lives in New York came to visit. That night was amazing but also really ,really cold, my sisters and I ordered pizza from Rays and it was delicious. We also stayed up till 9:30 where we watched tv and shared a couple of stories and caught up with each other. Then it was time for my sister to go back to her house so that she could sleep since she had to complete some work the next morning, so we said goodbye to one another. Shortly after that J and I headed for bed I fell asleep real fast while she slept a couple of hours after me, I was super tired from the flight and had a really nice restful sleep. It was 10am the next morning(December 20) and we began to slowly get up and get ready for the day, we ordered some breakfast from our hotel’s restaurant and decided it was time to go out and explore the city.It was my first time out and about exploring the city so obviously we took a taxi and headed over to my sisters place so that we could all go out together. After we met up with my sis N, we all went out to our first stop which was Barnes & Noble. This was my first time visiting a real bookstore ever since back in Kuwait we don’t have that many and they aren’t usually the same as the ones in the States. I head in the store with a look on my face that shows I am amazed at how big and beautiful it was and how there were so many books displayed there. I walked towards the teens section and started browsing and looking at books. Those books were really interesting and very well written that I actually bought a couple of the books that I enjoyed ( can’t remember which ones because well this happened 3 years ago :p ).
This is a famous picture of me taken by my sis N :)
After we looked at the book store for a while my sisters wanted to show me Union Square which is exactly where we went after being at the bookstore. I loved Union Square and its especially beautiful in the winter time, it was really crowded and a lot of people where there looking at the booths and buying some hot chocolate. For those of you who don’t know what Union Square is it’s basically a place in New York where people go to sell their stuff they have made so like some of the markets we have here in Kuwait but it’s much better and there are much more booths and variety’s of items and people. I truly enjoyed looking around in the booths and seeing some cool things people were selling they also sold jewelry which was cool and they were really beautiful pieces.
This is the beautiful Union Square much bigger than this by the way.
So after our visit to Barnes and Noble and Union Square my sister J and I went back to our hotel to relax a bit and then get changed so that we could go out. Now where we went was some place magical we went to a Broadway show, this was my first broadway show and it was amazing. We watched Cinderella and it was really nice and well written I enjoyed a lot, but because we chose the later timing to watch it at around 8pm I started getting tired and falling asleep :). The only thing that would wake me is when the tone of the characters voices would shift and I would suddenly wake up and be like Huh what just happened in my head of course out loud that would have been embarrassing. I loved the play and I could proudly say that my first broadway experience was a success and I enjoyed it so much.
This is the brochure that was handed out to us once we entered the room.
The day after that on the 21st my sisters and I visited the M&M store where we looked around bought a couple of sweets and took goofy pictures in their photo booth. We all had a blast and especially me because this was my first time visiting the store and I loved it. The store was really big and had so many M&M’s I literally could get lost in the store it was amazing, so glad that I was able to see the store in person. For years my sisters have visited the states and went to the M&M store and bought me back some candy but to be there in person is amazing and wonderful. Later on that morning we headed towards Times Square and I got an amazing look around Times Square. We walked and walked and walked around Times Square visiting all the attraction available. Also I was able to see the famous ball that is dropped every New Years Eve it was such an amazing sight. Hours after walking around we got tired and very hungry so we headed towards the nearest restaurant which happened to be Juniors. This restaurant came highly recommended to me by my sisters as they enjoyed and loved it so much. It was such a delicious meal and I was glad to be able to try the food and by the way there fudge chocolate cake is to die for 🙂 . Later on that evening we headed back to our hotel ordered in some dinner and went straight to bed, what a delightful day we had filled with exploring around the city.
This is the M&M store from the outside.
This is me in Times Square.
Me with one of the attraction on the sidewalks of Time Square.
The restaurant that we tried
The next day on the 22nd we visited many place like Central Park, Disney Store, and the American museum of natural history. We first started the day by visiting Central Park looked really beautiful in the winter and was really nice and enjoyable.While in central park we took a nice stroll and saw all the sights to see, and we also were able to try Waffles and Dinges the best stand in central park. It was super delicious my sisters and I enjoyed the delightful snack, during our stroll we found an area where there were people selling books so of course I look around and see some of the books there and I picked one out it was “Sisters” by Raina Telgemeier a really nice book. After enjoying a snack and having a good read at the park we decided to head towards the Disney store in Times Square.It was my first time visiting the Disney store and I loved it, the store was humongous filled with toys and because I am still a kid in my heart I went over to the barbies section and just took a minute to look at the wall full of barbies 🙂 . I had a really nice time visiting the store and looking around so afterwards we left the store and started walking around the streets. My sisters and I decided to split up my Sister N and I wanted to go and visit the American museum of natural history while J wanted to go ahead and watch a movie. So after the 30 minute walk to the museum we were finally there, I loved the museum it was amazing and all of the artifacts in their I had learned in school like their was this whole section about Ancient Greece and I remembered some of the stuff I learned while i was looking at the pieces of art and history. My sister and I both had a lovely time and she loved showing me around and watching me have fun overall the outing to the museum was a success I had a blast. Later on we went back home to get some rest and fuel so the next day we would be energized.
Me striking a pose at Central Park.
The waffle we had on our stroll in Central Park.
Me inside the Disney Store.
The outside of the museum.
The day after that my sisters and I decided that we wanted to go watch a broadway show so we booked some tickets for the earliest showing to watch Aladdin. Before the show we decided to grab some early lunch from Mc Donald’s while it was pouring rain outside boy was that a fun thing to do stand under the shade on the side-walk beside Mc Donald’s eating a cheeseburger and watching the rain. Then ten minutes later we entered the building were the play was showing and grabbed our seats. Around 15 minutes later after everyone was seated the play began. The broadway show Aladdin was amazing the songs, acting, dances, it was all great it portrayed the movie really well and showed it in a very good way. After the show we went towards the gift shop and I purchased for my self a mini Jasmine, we later than left the building and just walked around Times Square.
The brochure for the play.
Over the course of the next few days I visited the Rockefeller Center, Madison square park, I got a haircut, Chelsea Pier, Metropolitan Museum, Empire State building, and etc. Lets go back to the day where I visited the Rockefeller Center , so I was walking around 48th street and saw this big christmas tree and it was super beautiful so I had to go towards it and take a picture. After I got a picture with the tree I saw the Rockefeller building and went inside I couldn’t believe that this was the building where all the late night talk shows were filmed. It was such a fun experience walking around in the building and getting to see many shops and stuff. After that lovely visit to the Rockefeller Center the day after it was Christmas and so since everything was closed after my sisters and I stayed in and had some food, we decided to go and walk around in Madison Square park. It was so beautiful and nice to be outside where it isn’t quite crowded because everyone else was in their home celebrating. So we spent an hour just walking around and taking pictures of the beautiful park and the weather was perfect it was such a beautiful day I loved it. The day after I had been dying to get a haircut so i decided to go to a salon that was next to my sisters apartment and go and cut my hair. After that haircut I felt amazing like I was a new me and of course I loved my haircut so much because it was just the perfect length.The next morning my sisters took me to the Chelsea Pier and it was super amazing and pretty, I totally enjoyed my time and had a blast. We entered one of the markets there and there were so many amazing things for sale and a lot of jewellery. I couldn’t resist so I just had to buy this beautiful silver necklace that had the letter L on it and till this day I still wear it and never took it off. After our ventures at the Chelsea Pier we decided to go and have breakfast at a restaurant called “The Park” it was a really cool restaurant the interior of the restaurant was meant to feel like your outside and they even had birds in the shop fly around. I enjoyed the food but it wasn’t that quite great since I didn’t like a lot of the stuff on the menu, but I had a nice time dining their with my sisters. On New Years Eve I visited the Metropolitan museum with my sister N and we walked around the museum, I loved this museum as well as the museum I visited before. We had a blast walking around and learning new things, after we were done with the museum we just started walking back home. The walk home was very nice and it was cool to see some of the New Years decorations being prepared for later tonight. After we reached to our hotel we decided to relax a bit and my sister N was gonna sleepover at the hotel with us so we just chilled and waited for my sister J to return. J and I decided that we want to go to Times Square to witness the ball drop, so once she got back home we got ready and left. It was such a fun experience being their but we were so far away that we eventually decided to leave before it was midnight. Plus it was really crazy and crowded so we headed back to the hotel and decided it was a smarter decision to watch the ball drop on TV while you’re in a warm room. Of course when the time came and I saw Taylor Swift on the TV I was really sad because I could have gotten to see her in real life but oh well maybe next time. After we rung in the New Year we went to bed and woke up the next morning really happy and had some breakfast from room service. While we were having breakfast we were deciding on what to do since this was our last final day in New York. So I thought how about we go and see the Empire State Building what a great idea right. Once we made the trip to the building we saw that the line was super long but we still went. The view I got to witness after standing in a line for so long was really worth it. Once we got out to the observation deck it was super windy and when my sister J was taking pictures of me I could barely keep my eyes open.Later on after getting to visit the Empire State Building we headed to a steak house to have some lunch. We headed home later and started packing our bags since the next morning we were leaving and coming back to Kuwait.The day we had to leave was a very sad day for me because I didn’t want to leave the city and I had such a fun experience, but i knew that this definitely wasn’t the last time that I would see New York I planned to go back many more times. As soon as we finished checking out of our hotel we headed to the airport. We go there checked in our bags and then chilled till it was time for our flight. The flight lasted for about 1o hours so I only slept for like 4 hours and we got home around 4pm. Once we touched down it felt great to be back at home and it was such a fun trip and I was glad that I went and experienced it. Thankfully I don’t get jet-lagged and my winter break didn’t end till a day after I returned so I had a day for resting and relaxing.Over all, my first experience traveling to the States was a success and a blast loved it and of course since then I have visited the States twice. Hope you all enjoyed reading the experience of my first trip to the States and liked it.
Me with the tree outside of the Rockefeller Center.
The view while we were walking around the Madison Square Park.
Me with my latest haircut.
The beautiful Chelsea Pier.
Inside the restaurant “The Park”.
Me trying to fit in with the ancient mummies in the Metropolitan Museum.
How far my sister and I were from the ball drop.
The sign inside the Empire State building.
Another picture of the view from the Empire State, because why not?
Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo