I was recently called out to operate to New York and needless to say i was more than happy to do so.
It was my second time to New York, so I knew what to expect but this time, I spontaneously decided to watch a broadway show.
We landed at around 4pm so I quickly got changed with three other crew and we all rushed out to Times Square to get a ticket to whatever was showing. The walk through Times Square, was a show in itself. The people dressed in crazy outfits, street dancers and tourists were everywhere you turned and it was so packed that you just had to keep walking.
We decided to watch Mamma Mia as it was our first time and because we had heard how much fun it was. The tickets took up most of our allowance but wow, was it worth it.
We walked to the end of 55th street and from there was showed to our seats. Perfectly on time, the curtains started to raise and the lights began to brighten. Now musicals and theatre is not really something I would say I love, but this was one of the best things I have ever done.
The excitement, the noise, the characters all brought me in and I felt like a little girl again.
Words cannot describe it. I highly recommend this to everyone whether youre a fan of musicals or not.
The next morning I dragged myself out of bed, still feeling jetlagged and a crew and I made our way to Battery Park to go see the Statue of Liberty.
Tickets were $18 for the ferry ride and access onto the Liberty Island itself.
To be honest I never really felt the urge of coming to see the Statue of Liberty, but as soon as I got close and I could see her, I was truly blown away. The blue, green colour and symbolic shape that I had only ever seen in movies was truly breathtaking.
We were lucky enough to have the weather on our side and it gave us some magnificent photos to take back with us.
Now, because we were rushing the whole morning we didnt have time to sit down and have a proper meal but I guess that’s what happens in New York City.
We came across a organic food stall on Wall Street and grabbed some falafel wraps, accompanied with baked sweet potato chips, they were so tasty we went back in line to grab another bag.
We sat down at a nearby park and watched a group of small school children being whisked away by their teachers. There was a massive puddle of muddy water in their path so they were struggling to jump across it. Needless to say, it was very entertaining.
Before we knew it, it was time to make our way back to our hotel in Times Square to prepare ourselves physically and emotionally for the flight back to Dubai. Was sad to leave New York City once again, but I will definitely be back if not with Emirates, then as a holiday.
New York, I miss you already.