Time for the first weekly update. In the last 7 days I've seen so much already! My first stop was Oslo. Though I wasn't there long, I did do much. I mainly walked through the city. It was lovely walking on the main street, Karl Johans gate. At the end of the street was the Royal Palace located. It was such a beautiful view. I also went to Aker Brygge and Akerhus slott on the first day.

oslo city hall

On my second day in Oslo I decided to take a look inside the City Hall. It wasn't very special but it was a great place to sit down for a bit. In the morning I also went to the Parliament Building. They organized a free tour which was really fun and interesting. Another place I loved in Oslo was the Opera House. Such a beautiful building. Overall, Oslo was a lovely city. Quite expensive though. I'd love to come back someday, maybe during the summer. 

After Oslo it was time to fly to NYC. The flight went perfectly. After arriving at JFK I took a cab to my first sleeping location. I booked an AirBnb near the airport since my flight arrived quite late. The driver couldn't find the location, so it took a bit longer to get there. When I finally arrived, I went to bed immediately. So tired. The next day I woke up so early (yay jetlag) and went to the metro to go to my first hostel. 

chelsea market new york

I've been in NYC for 5 days now and have done quite a lot already. On Tuesday, Sabina and I went to Times Square. It was raining a bit so we looked for something else to do, inside. We ended up going to Madame Tussaud's which was fun. Around 2pm, the weather got better. It was time to get some food so we went to Chelsea Market and got a delicious pizza slice over there.

After we'd finished our late lunch, we walked on the High Line, which was lovely. Then we walked along the hudson river. It was so peaceful there. Especially if you'd compare it with Times Square. Such a big difference. We continued walking towards the 9/11 memorial.

nyc statue

Yesterday, on the last day of my first week, Sabina and I went to the Statue of Liberty. Honestly, it was smaller than I had expected, but that's because of all the big skyscrapers around here. It was lovely seeing the statue from upclose and walking around it. After a little while we went back to Battery Park, decided to go to Little Italy and China Town. We got a really delicious Crepe with fruit. At the hostel, they'd organized a free pizza night so we went there and listened to a band play. 

The first week was such a fun one. I still have much days left here in NYC. Gladly. There's so much I haven't seen and done yet. A friend who's studying in the US right now is coming over this week so that's going to be a lot of fun, and I'm going to a Yankees game tomorrow!

Talk to you next week.

1 comment

  1. Ah heel leuk om te lezen Janne! Het klinkt heel mooi allemaal, en Oslo ziet er ook gaaf uit :)


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