How should one prepare themselves post-COVID19? This is an important question we need to be all asking ourselves. When the quarantine is lifted and the crisis subsides, what will we see going on around us? How will the social world behave? The economy? Will things go back to how there were before the pandemic? Will we be able to book a flight and go anywhere we want?
So many questions, which I’m afraid I don’t have the answers too. I wish I did honestly. However, I don’t think many people know the answers to the million questions being asked around the world. A lot of it is predictions which let’s be real – what else can we do in a situation like this?
We are all under lockdown, for the first time we are all doing the same thing. This to some degree is a positive thing. In the midst of all of this, everyone is trying to stay and remain positive in such a challenging period.
How to Prepare Yourself For Post-COVID19
Although it may not feel like it right now, this COVID-19 crisis won’t last forever. So, we need to prepare ourselves for post-COVID19, right? Below are a few tools that will help to prepare yourself for post-COVID19.
Please understand that I’m no expert. However, one thing I can say is that being at home has allowed me to just be still. You know sitting still for many people is difficult. People like me like to be kept busy. However, this time doesn’t really allow you do that.
This time has allowed me to reflect on my mental health. In the real world, we are so busy, we are working, we are attending events, we are gyming, we are meeting up with friends that we sometimes struggle to just be still. Being still allows you to concentrate on your mental health.
Use this time to get your headspace right. Grab a journal. Listen to some good music, dance and laugh. Take some time out to work on your mental health. Work out. Or why not try some meditation, may take up some yoga? Read – How to Practise Self Care and Compassion.
You have a lot of time on your hands to organise yourself – like a lot of time. Make a list of things that you couldn’t do because ‘you didn’t have the time to get it done’. I’ve been experimenting with some amazing meals, which wasn’t something I always did before.
And for those Working from Home (WFH) why not use the time to find out how you work effectively? Things will have certainly have changed for you, so take notes on what works and what doesn’t. Organise yourself so you can produce quality work. This will enable you to get yourself into a rhythm which will hopefully help with your workflow. You may even be able to use these new ways of working post-COVID19.
Use this time to reflect, (this is quite similar to my first point about being still). There is so much you can reflect on, your past, your present and you know your future. Is there anything your not happy with that you would like to change? Can you change it now?
Are there things you still need to deal with? Like personal traumas or even broken relationships?
Use this time to reflect on yourself. Hold yourself accountable for anything that needs to be resolved.
4.Set new goals
You may be asking yourself – how am I setting goals when I don’t know when I can act on them?? I’m with you on that one.
Earlier this year I created a mood board.
For those that don’t know what a mood board is: A mood board is a type of visual presentation or a collage consisting of images, text, and samples of objects in a composition of things you would like to achieve in a space of time.
When this pandemic started, I asked myself how will I be able to follow through with my mood board? However, I decided to create a new mood board. You know one that works for me under quarantine and I still have hope that I will be able to fulfil my original mood board. And you should too.
5. Learn A New Skill
I said earlier that I have been learning to cook more, the other day I learnt to make salt and pepper prawns – because I had the TIME! Want to know how to find out how to make them head over to WeAreTheFoodWhores Instagram Highlight.
Use this time to learn a new skill. It can be absolutely anything! I am still working on learning another skill and will update you once I have learnt something new – hehe!
6. Social Media Cleanse
When COVID19 started, I noticed I was constantly on every social media outlet. I wanted to be distracted by the reality of what was going on. I recognised my addition was bad-bad when I was on it every second of the day.
I’ve been using this time to get away from social media, which has forced me to get back into reading and writing in my journal. Don’t worry I get it; social media is a useful tool. I am constantly being reminded by close friends that as a blogger I must always be on socials. However, as I’m not writing about travel now, I have decided to use this time to step back from it all. You know take a well-needed break.
Set yourself a time limit you can have on socials each day. Once that time is up it’s time to do something else. Trust me. If you are suffering from anxiety, then this will help.
There is so much going on socials telling people to do this, have a business up and running and all sorts. Honestly, one of the best things for you to do with this extra time is to – REST!
Once this pandemic is over you are going to want to be everywhere! Travellers, if allowed, are gonna want to catch a flight, those that enjoy seeing friends are gonna want to see their friends and family. Life as we once knew it might actually go back to normal. You will be back at work! You will be back to your busy hustle lifestyle.
There is so much you will be doing that you will wish you took this time to just REST!
COVID19 has literally paused life for everyone. While it’s nice to know that we are all going through the same thing – for some worst. I and a lot of us have to be extremely thankful for so many things, like having a roof over my head, food when I want it. A job with a consistent salary. Time to slow down. There is also running water for me to wash my hands when I want, and most importantly I do feel safe at home.
Once this pandemic is over I can certainly believe we will be jumping another hurdle and that will be the life post-COVID19. I can’t imagine things will jump back to how they were before, so dealing with your wellbeing and preparing yourself is soo important right now.
What about you what else have you been doing to prepare yourself for post-covid19? Share your comments and thoughts below and let’s learn from each other.
We all know what is going on with coronavirus. It’s been difficult, to say the least. In the last week, I’ve been working from home; this month, I’ve had to cancel a fantastic trip to Jamacia. 🙁
Yesterday the British Prime Minister stated that he will be taking new measures to enforce people to stay at home. He basically in so many words set a UK Lockdown!
As you can imagine, this has been a challenging time for all of us, blogging has become extremely difficult, particularly as a travel blogger. Those that use their blog as a therapy tool have really struggled including myself.
I am still trying to process what is really happening, it feels so unreal. I wake up at home, work from home, work-out at home and then go to sleep. To me, it feels like I am dreaming.
UK Lockdown means…
Shopping for basic necessities such as food and medicine. Shopping trips should be as infrequent as possible
One form of exercise a day such as a run, walk, or cycle. This should be done alone or only with people you live with
Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person. This includes moving children under the age of 18 between their parents’ homes, where applicable. Key workers or those with children identified as vulnerable can continue to take their children to school
Travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home
And because of everything unfolding so quickly, I’ve decided to write a day to day personal account of how I’m coping with it. Let’s be real. Not much will change, but I think a personal account of what is really going on in one’s mind is essential and therapeutic.
It will be interesting to reflect on what has happened once this is all done and dusted! I will be updating this post with a new account of each day.
Join me, comment and let’s help each other through this difficult time. I will start with the first day of the lockdown.
Woke up at 7 am this morning, got up and had a shower and changed into my work clothes to feel a sense of normality. My boyfriend looked at me like I was going crazy, but it got my head ready for the day. It’s been a week since I started working from home (WFH) and I’m not going to lie it’s starting to really get to me. I have daily chats with my team at 11.30 and then continue to work.
After lunch, I decided to give my airline (AirCanda) a call, the number was continuously busy. If it wasn’t on busy, then it would just continually ring out. When I eventually got through to them, they insisted that my ticket was non-refundable and that I would have to pay a cancellation fee of £160!!! What an absolute joke – my flight has already been cancelled!!
I am so lucky that I paid for my flight through my credit card. While I’ve been on hold with Barclaycard, I’ve managed to buss a quick workout.
Anyways, I made ewa/beans and plantain for dinner, which lightened my mood a bit. Going to now watch a movie and probs fall asleep.
See you again tomorrow.
Woke up at 7 am to my next day neighbour screaming “FOR FUCK SAKE”. This is pretty normal, but for some reason, it startled me a little.
A little after 8 am I logged into work and decided to give Barclaycard another call for my flight refund! No luck with getting through to them, but we will try again tomorrow!
11.30 am – I joined my team meeting, where I shared a movie quiz! It seemed to brighten everyone’s spirits! I’ve shared the quiz below for anyone that wants to have a go! If you would like to see the answer, you have to go a little further down!
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P.S. It’s worth copying and pasting the emojis to a WhatsApp chat so you can see all of them clearly!
After the team meeting, we decided to go out for some food essentials. We walked past a restaurant that was opened, so we decided to get a quick takeaway – after all, everything else is still closed. We got talking to the staff while we were ordering our food and learnt that they had only been open for 5 months! They have to stay open during these difficult times! I got lamb with rice and salad – see the picture below. It was very yummy! I had organised a team lunch (virtual of course) which was good.
I then got on with some work and wrapped up at around 4.30 pm. Work hasn’t been busy, so it has been quite challenging to concentrate. After work, I made din-dins. Tonight was meatballs and spaghetti, with some garlic bread. I don’t have a picture of this I’m afraid.
I then did a couple of workouts. As you know, gyms are all closed, so it’s been great having these Instagram live workouts.
If you would like to get involved with the exercises I have dropped a couple of Instagram links below:
Yusuf Myers – does daily workouts, which are for the whole body! They are absolutely amazing, but not for the faint-hearted.
I finished the night with a programme called For Life. I’ve really enjoyed watching this programme. It’s loosely based on an innocent man – Issac Wright Jr. A man that was sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
After the programme, I fell asleep and woke up at 12 am!! This honestly wasn’t planned! I think with this pandemic, my sleep patterns have been suffering dearly
When I woke up, babe and I had a conversation about black celebrities and who they married etc. It was an exciting conversation which led to looking at black couples in the UK. We concluded that the only black celebrity couple based in the UK is Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre.
If you know any more black British couples please drop them in the comments below.
Anyways here are the answers for the movie quiz:
2. JUNGLE BOOK
3. DEVIL WEARS PRADA
4. HARRY POTTER
5. PLANET OF THE APES
7. BLOOD DIAMOND
8. FINDING NEMO
9. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
10. CHICKEN RUN
12. KUNG FU PANDA
13. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS
14. HAPPY FEET
16. MEAN GIRLS
17. AMERICAN PSHYCO
18. DUDE WHERE’S MY CAR
19. EDWARD SCISSOR HANDS
20. BENJAMIN BUTTON
21. APPOLO 13
22. PRINCESS DIARIES
23. LIFE OF PI
24. FREE WILLY
26. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
27. LION KING
28. LADY AND THE TRAMP
29. BUGS LIFE
30. JURASSIC PARK
What have you been up to? See you again tomorrow.
Can you believe I am writing day 3 on day 5? The last few days have started to blend into one, and I am beginning to really feel it. I am truly exhausted. So exhausted that I can just about do my exercises to keep me sane.
On Thursday, I woke up early to shower and login for work. Work as I already said has been extremely quiet! I haven’t had any deadlines, which has made it extremely difficult to concentrate on other projects.
At lunchtime, I dipped out for some fresh air and purchased some fruits. I got strawberries, pineapple, oranges, avocado and bananas. I thought it would be good to have chocolate-covered strawberries, so headed over to Poundland and got some chocolate! Check out my chocolate covered strawberries below:
For dinner, I had what I made the night before – meatballs and spag, with some garlic bread. This went down a treat! It’s difficult being on a strict diet!
At 8 pm we clapped for the NHS to pay tribute to the NHS and care workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. It was quite nice to see everyone come together for a few seconds.
Today is Fridays 27 March 2020. Fridays are usually an exciting day because it means the weekend is coming! However, because of the Lockdown, it wasn’t very appealing.
Today I woke up before 6 am and logged in to work at 7 am! This has to be the earliest I have ever logged into work! I sent a few emails and got in another workout with Yusuf Myers. After my workout, I had a quick shower and logged back into action. For breakfast, I had my slender blender vanilla flavour porridge, with peanut butter and a banana.
Had a few meetings in the morning and then went out for a walk. Work has started to pick up with a few deadlines, so the fresh air was much needed.
We also got the news that the UK Prime Minister was tested for COVID-19 due to minor symptoms. His test results came back positive – see below:
During our walk, babe decided that I should have a cheat meal and got us, Sams. It took a lot of arm twisting, trust me! Yes, Sams and most chicken shops are still opened. Disclaimer: their sweet potato fries are actually a must – sorry I didn’t take time and take a picture!
I was so full from lunch I couldn’t eat again. Instead I had a slender blender smoothie and milk chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert (I didn’t make them tonight so we haven’t got a picture – if you know what I mean haha).
I added another quiz to twitter – please see below and click on the tweet to join in!
We fell asleep watching StarWars – not one of my faves, but it was good to fall asleep too.
What have you got planned for the weekend?
Friday 27th March to 7th April
How have you been doing under this Lockdown? I have to admit that I am being tested daily. I haven’t been keeping up with my daily accounts, which I am disappointed with. A lot has happened since we last met, and I’ve added the main highlight from memory below:
On Sunday 29th March. I pigged out on snacks – this was M&S cookies, and macaroons.
On Monday 30th March. I entered my first #dontrushchallenge with Flights and Feelings which you can watch below
Tuesday 31st March. I was when babe decided to make Banana bread. I have to say it turned out quite well! He followed my recipe which you can also do here. Today was quite hard for me as it was the day I was supposed to leave for Jamacia.
Wednesday 1st April – had a cute little facetime chat with Hannah Ajala an amazing human being! We discussed the negative views people have on Africa.
Thursday 2nd April. I found my new love TikTok. I have a few videos on the platform already have a look. Here is an example below.
Friday 3rd April. All this week I was pestering people to send me their videos for the Black Travel Creators #dontrushchallange! We managed to get it published on Friday. Here is the video below:
Sat 4th April. I had a really lazy day today. I was really feeling it today. So decided to watch a few Disney+ shows – my fave Holes. You should give it a watch I absolutely adore this movie!
Sunday 5th April. I produced some more TikTok videos and added them to my Instagram account stories.
We got news that Boris Johnson symptoms had got worst. By evening it was declared that he was now in intensive care.
Tuesday 7th April
Woke up early today, logged into work and made a green smoothie! I was quite surprised at how nice it tasted. I added:
a banana, a little milk and water
I hadn’t done any workouts for a few days because of the ‘Time of the Month’. So was happy to get back on it today and do two of live Instagram workouts.
I didn’t go out today, which probs wasn’t a good idea. I realised that I had been spending a lot of time on socials so decided to have a break for a few days.
Wednesday 8th April
Made spinach and tomato omelette for breakfast! Tasted divine. I’m afraid I didn’t take a picture. I had quite a busy day with work so I was glad to of the socials! I finished the day with a couple of home workouts and then called it a day.
To be really honest with you my mental health hasn’t been overall great the last couple of days. I’ve been thinking about being in Jamaica (where I should be if it wasn’t for the UK Lockdown. It’s quite depressing really. Being on a beach vs. staying at home is actually difficult to accept.
Thursday 9th April
Woke up at 3 am. I don’t know why. I’ve had a little difficulty with sleeping through the night. I got up and decided to start work early, after all I had so many deadlines to get done. Tomorrow is Good Friday so I have a long weekend ahead – but to do what????
Went out for a bit to catch some sunshine, this was my bit of positivity for the week. At dinner time I fancied a wrap so went over to that in day 2 and got one – it tasted scrumptious!
I didn’t fancy working out today. Will do a couple of workouts tomorrow.
Hope you can try to enjoy your easter break! x
Friday 10th April 2020 (Bank Holiday)
So annoyed with that I didn’t turn my alarm off, which went off at 6.00 am this morning! I was hoping to have a nice lay in, but no. Woke up and made some protein pancakes for breaky and then did some reading. I am currently reading ‘Why I Stopped Talking to White People About Race‘.
It was pretty warm for us (21 degrees – this is warm in the UK) so I suggested to my partner that we go for a walk. It was pretty depressing sitting indoors! I was surprised to see so many people outdoors but made sure to have to keep 2 meters apart from others.
Only a very few shops are currently opened. So when I saw Brixton Caribbean opened I just had to go and get myself some bun and cheese – you know not being in Jamaica and all. 🙁
I’ve been craving salt and pepper prawns all week! Now that everyone is a Chef now, I thought it would be a good idea to actually make them! After seeing WeAreTheFoodWhore post her salt and pepper chicken recipe on Twitter and Instagram, I just had to give it a go!
I think mine turned out pretty well if I do say so myself. Check out the video below.
I served the meal with some egg noodles – lovely! The night finished off with some Disney Plus. Tonight was Cheetah Girls 2!
Milan is a city in northern Italy, the capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome. I did a cheeky weekend getaway with one of my best girls to Milian a few years ago.
We arrived in Milan on a Friday ready for the weekend using Alitalia airlines. This airline was good because it allowed us to purchases cheaper tickets – being under 27 at the time. Worth having a look at their deals.
The hotel we stayed in was called Glam Milano and was pretty decent for the two nights we stayed in Milian. Below I have noted a few things you can get done in a weekend away in Italy, Milan.
During the day we went to a beautiful park, called Sempione Park. I fell in love!
My friend suggested heading over for a drink and some food. Terrazza Boscolo is up on a roof terrace. Here you will be able to feel the wind in your hair and capture a view of the famous Milan Cathedral.
We were welcomed with a warm welcome and friendly service. Grab yourself an Aperol spritz and tuck into a few canapes.
3. Museo Nazionale Della Scienza e Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
Head over to the largest science museum in Italy. Here you will see so much art.
4. Duomo di Milano
Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of Milan, Lombardy, Italy. Dedicated to the Nativity of St Mary, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Archbishop Mario Delpini. The cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete!!
5. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
You have to go to the most famous shopping mall! Italy is renowned for its shopping! The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Italy’s oldest active shopping mall and a major landmark of Milan, Italy.
6. Take a Trip to Lake Como x
Lake Como is in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region, it’s an upscale resort area known for dramatic scenery. It’s about two hours drive from Milan and is worth going for a late dinner.
Hope you enjoyed my six amazing things to do in Italy, Milian. If you would like to keep up to date with my blog posts then don’t forget to subscribe.
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be? I’m sure we could all now use a break from the bleak weather and the reports on COVID-19. I certainly could. Let’s think about things that we will enjoy after this pandemic is over?
I can tell you where I would love to be right now. Somewhere tropical, exotic, with a sweet cocktail – sex on the beach is my fave! As we are still under quarantine I would like to make it known to the world that I still want to travel, so have decided to write six destinations I would still like to visit once this pandemic is over.
1. Jamaica is a destination
Of course, Jamacia is going to be the first on the list. I had been hyping about this trip for over eight months, drinking protein shakes and hitting the gym daily!
Jamacia would have been my very first trip to the Caribbean Island and although, I won’t be going as I had planned. I do hope I can go someday in the future.
I have a friend from Uganda (cough, cough) that has been promising to take me to Uganda since 2006!!!
It’s a dream of mine to one day visit Uganda and visit Murchison Falls National Park. I have also planned that while I am there, I will cross over to Kenya and hit the safari one day.
However, I will never let someone stop me from seeing the world. I would like to one day return to Santorini and visit the white buildings.
Honestly, I don’t think I’ve heard one bad thing about Budapest. Everyone I have spoken to only says good things.
I know of people that have gone more than once – that’s how amazing it is! I want to visit the spas and see what everyone loves about the beautiful city.
I have never been to South America, and I would love to one day visit that side of the world. Maybe catch a cheeky pic on the steps of Escadaria Selarón. It’s one of those destinations that is an absolute must.
It’s been a dream of mine to see more wonders of the world. I still have Jordan planned for later in the year, and if everything starts to calm down, I will be able to go.
There you have it six destinations I still want to see in the world. Hopefully, things do calm down, and we can continue to see the world. What about you? What destination would you like to go to after the pandemic ends?
As I have never been to any of these countries. I have taken photos from google images.
The coronavirus COVID-19 has affected over 100 countries and territories around the world, and many people I speak to daily are asking if they can still travel.
How harmful is coronavirus? According to World Meters, there are currently 105,905 cases, with 3,567 deaths in the world. This sadly seems to be rising by the minute.
What is Coronavirus?
A coronavirus is a type of virus. It was first reported in Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.
Coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
What are the symptoms?
According to the BBC, coronavirus is a disease that generally starts as a fever, followed by a dry cough. After a week, it can then lead to shortness of breath, with some patients requiring hospital treatment.
These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. They are similar to those for much more common viruses, such as colds and flu.
Today I read that there are currently 206 cases in the UK, (where I am based) and despite the UK’s strategic response to the virus, I still feel a little bit anxious about travelling. However, I do think that with the right cautions and procedures, we can travel as long as we follow the right steps. Below I give you some quick tips on how to stay safe during the outbreak.
Before I share my tips, I would suggest reading in more detail via the BBC and the World Health Organization website. I won’t be able to cover everything, so please do bear this in mind.
How can you stay safe and travel during coronavirus outbreak
You have a basic understanding of what coronavirus is, and the symptoms. Now you want to know how you protect yourself when travelling?
1) Hygiene is Important
You must take your hygiene seriously. Wash your hands for more than 20 seconds. Make sure you are using a tissue to sneeze and cough. If you don’t have a tissue, then I would suggest coughing and sneezing in your sleeve.
If you are travelling, consider wiping down surfaces and carrying hand sanitiser. While travelling, you mustn’t be touching your face until you have washed your hands.
There are videos of how to wash your hands correctly – it might be worth watching.
2) Seek medical advice
If you do feel you have the symptoms mentioned above I would suggest seeking medical advice – for those in the UK, it is 111.
You may also want to seek medical advice if you have recently travelled to the following countries:
Tenerife – only the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel
You may be advised to stay at home. I would take this very seriously; you don’t want to continue spreading the virus if you have caught it.
3) Stay informed
If you are travelling soon, or in the next few months, you must stay up-to-date with exactly what’s going on.
My suggestion would be to download apps such as BBC News, CNN and other news outlets so you can receive regular updates.
Staying informed will help you decide on whether you can still travel.
4) Avoid travelling to Wuhan
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that travel to China should be avoided if it not essential. The Chinese officials have closed travel to and from Wuhan and other cities in Hubei Province.
If you must travel to China, the CDC encourages you first to discuss it with your doctor, avoid other people who are sick and avoid animals and animal markets.
5) Consider travel insurance
You may also want to consider purchasing travel insurance or confirming what your insurance covers.
Please note if you’re visiting countries with several coronavirus cases and Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) has not officially warned anyone against travelling like they have with certain areas of Italy, you can not expect to be covered through insurance.
6) Stay Calm
It’s hard to say this, with the number of cases rising every day, but please try and stay calm. I know what it feels like to feel anxious when travelling, so I do appreciate your worries.
How I see it prevention is always better than cure and I do hope we can all continue to travel and stay safe in doing so.
In New York, Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of there’s nothing you cant do now that you’re in New York. Empire State of Mind- JAY-Z ft Alicia Keys.
Hahaha! Hella cheesy, I know. But I do feel like you can’t write or talk about New York, and not think of this famous song!
I adore New York City!
The streets of Manhattan give me childhood memories of Gossip Girl. The busyness, and the food. Everything! It’s a jungle with class!
For those bougie ones (like me) that love the fast pace movements of a city! Every single time I arrive in New York, I always wonder what it would be like to actually move there.
I visited New York for 3 days for my birthday in 2018, and was surprised at how much I got done by myself. New York is well known to be an expensive ciy! And to be honest with you I can agree and say that the accommodation is quite expensive!
For me I was very lucky to have a friend that lived in Manhattan at the time, so was able to reap the benefits of free accommodation!! Yeah me!!! If you have friends or family in New York I would suggest staying with them, because I hear even Airbnb’s are not that cheap!
Anyways, despite the expenses! New York can and still is an incredible city to visit. Below are 6 things you must do when you are in New York City!
Top 6 Things to Do in New York City
As my friends had to work – because annual leave/vacation days are terrible in America, I was able to explore the city on my own. I purchased a tour ticket for the day at a reasonable price and off I went solo. Here is what I got up too.
1. Empire State Building
The first place I headed to was the Empire State Building. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet and stands a total of 1,454 feet tall. I wanted a couple of snaps at the top, and can say I was very impressed with how beautiful the city was from the top!
Visit Brooklyn Bridge
I then headed over to Brooklyn Bridge! This is an Instagrammable location and one not to be missed when in New York City.
Interesting Facts: The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City. It connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Take a Ferry to The Statue of Liberty.
I then hopped on to a ferry. Be mindful of knowing the times of the ferries, I wouldn’t want you waiting around for ages. I was able to head over The Statue of Liberty! The ferry I was on got pretty close—another beautiful site to see.
While I was on the ferry I was able to learn that New York is divided into five administrative boroughs – Brooklyn, Queen, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx. All these five boroughs were consolidated into a city in 1898.
Head over to Grand Central and reminisce on Gossip Girl
Haha! Grand Central Station will forever take me back to XoXo days when I was able to binge-watch Gossip Girl. While you are in New York, you might as well go and sit on the met steps.
Only real Gossip Girl fans will know what I am talking about.
Tour Central Park
The next day I woke up early to head over to Central Park for a stroll and some ice cream. Central Park is the fifth-largest park in New York City.
Do a photo shoot in Times Square
In the evening I headed over to Times Square! My friend has said it was better in the night, but I would still check out both!
There we have it. Have you ever considered travelling to New York City? Let me know if you’ve been before and what you got up too! And don’t forget to subscribe for more travel journals and tips!