A couple of weeks ago, I took a whirlwind trip to New York City with R & J to visit our friend A, who works in the city as a journalist. Even though New York is only a 3-4 hour bus ride away, it was my first trip there since I started med school (2 years!) and even then, I was only there for a grand total of a day, not counting transportation time. We stayed at A's cute apartment in FiDi (the Financial District), walked across the street to shops and restaurants in South St Seaport, and embarked on a food centered journey across Manhattan.

The Brooklyn Bridge from A's rooftop terrace!

Mexican feast for brunch 

 The High Line

The four of us!

 So much energy was expended to get Big Gay Ice Cream


 My destiny

J's destiny

Birthday cake macaron + Earl Grey tea macarons at Lafayette

 East Village

Brunch at Cafe Orlin with an old friend 

Walking through Little Italy

Thanks to R for the better pics (iPhone ones are mine). All in all, it was a whirlwind day in NYC. From walking over half the city to seeking out the best ice cream/froyo/brunch/dinner spots to an open bar and dancing until 2 am, I had a great time. Alas, I wish the trip were longer and that the four of us had more time together! 


  1. wow, just re-reading this makes me so hungry. it really was a food fueled day haha. so much fun... can't wait to see ya again in october (and november, and december)!


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