I haven't been to New York yet so I don't really have any pictures to represent it! How about a photo of my favourite Brooklyn Bridge print by Henri Silberman? It has pride of place over my mantelpiece and reminds me every day of my dream to go to New York.
I arrive in New York on Sunday 21 June. Through a variety of misfortunes, I am going alone and I no longer have anyone to stay with in New York. I have to stress, the misfortunes are not my own - my best friend from South Africa did not receive a bonus that she had expected and my favourite colleague at work was going to join me but then realised she couldn't really afford it. I was going to stay with old friends in New York but then disaster struck and my poor friend was laid off from his job on Wall Street; it is unlikely that they will be in New York as it looks like they'll be heading off to California now.
So, I'm going alone and I have to find accommodation to stay in. It is scary and exciting at the same time but strangely enough, I am not worried at all about travelling alone. I'm looking forward to it!
There is, however, a good chance that I might not make it at all. Although my ticket is non-refundable and non-alterable, I simply can't justify spending £400 - £500 on hotel rooms. Thankfully, we will know by the end of the month if we are getting bonuses at work and if we do, then I will be able to go. Keep your fingers crossed for me then!