I had put off all what-am-I-supposed-to-do-in-NY-and-how-to-get-from-JFK-to-my-hotel-googling until the flight. Little did I know, long distance flights with Norwegian are Wi-Fi dead zones. And my perfect way to spend a flight were suddenly not as perfect. Quite impossible actually. I read a book instead (‘How to build a girl’s anyone wonders – loved it!), and didn’t know anything about how to get from JFK to my hotel. Which is always a challenge.
When past the security check I accidentally ran into Johan who was waiting for his family, they had been on the flight from Sweden arriving at the same time as mine. While chitchatting in the arrival hall, another wedding guest and friend of Johan walked by. We two ended up sharing a cab to Manhattan. Love how easy everything worked out.
My taxi ride to Manhattan
Crashing in my bed asap I couldn’t be more ready to take on Thursday. For breakfast I had american pancakes with maple syrup and strawberries – of course – and a flat white. Since I still hadn’t any plans or didn’t really know anything, I went for a walk. Exploring my new neighbourhood, NOLITA, it’s like four streets. But perhaps among the coolest four streets in this world.
A block away from where I stayed I literally bumped into Erik, another wedding guest and friend from Berghs. Completely unplanned we went for coffee, then a beer and then we met up with his girlfriend. She took us to the West Village and this a m a z i n g lobster roll place where Fletch and Angela were waiting. The roll? Well, I could actually have left New York when finished and be satisfied, didn’t needed anything more out of the city. So good. And so huge, like eating for two.
Afterwards we had to walk it off (or shake it off…). We strolled along the High Line until Erik and Christi had to go home. Then, me, Fletch and Angela went for $5 punches. Very strong, but tasted as lemonade. We sat for hours, so in the end Fletch orded a – wait for it – cheeseburger soup. Tasted just like cheeseburger, but in a soup-y kind of way. Blended cheeseburger. Interesting for sure, but no.
Fletch and the cheeseburger soup
I had no plans for the evening and Fletch and Angela were off to a Knicks game, the set me up with two other wedding guests I had never met before. Benjamin who is a friend of Johan and stayed with Gina, who is friend of Bridget. Together we went for comedy night, which was hilarious (or at least some acts of it) ! We went for drinks afterwards at a friend of Gina’s and then the day and night come to an end. Great first day in NYC.