Throughout my trip in NY, I tried to knock out as many bucket list items as I could, which included viewing a show on Broadway. It was a difficult task to select a show with all the available options, but I trusted that whatever show I saw would be worthwhile given that it was, well, Broadway! I would’ve loved to catch a classic, such as the Lion King, but alas, I a running on a student budget. I hope to return someday to catch it!
After much consideration and help from friends in finding discount tickets, I decided on A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the Walter Kerr theater. It was a great, whimsical show. I particularly enjoyed how creatively the cast made use of the rather small stage.
Following the show, I wandered through Times Square trying to find a ride to my friend’s apartment. I stumbled upon a frozen yogurt place, from which I could not resist getting New York cheesecake-flavored fro-yo!
People-watching, eating, and walking – my favorite things to do when out in a new place. I got to part-take in all three activities on my first day visiting a friend in NYC.
We grabbed a delicious brunch at Barbounia in Manhattan.
Watched a game of street-polo and families with young children in local parks.
Grabbed snacks in Chinatown.
Almond milk bubble tea and red bean bun. Yum!
Saw some great architecture.
Traversed the Brooklyn Bridge, where I swear we passed Sandra Bullock and I ran into an old acquaintance who had moved into the city in the past year.
And grabbed a Mexican dinner in Brooklyn.
Empanadas and a grilled avocado
Had we not been worn out by all the walking and if there had been better weather, we would have wandered deeper into Brooklyn to watch the sunset at Prospect Park. Even without that final adventure, we had quite an ambitious day of touring the city. On to more adventures tomorrow!