I was wide awake at 7 am. I’d slept for 13 hours so I think I’m okay for a while haha. I showered and I finally got to meet my roommate. She was lovely and very sweet. She said, if there was anything I needed, I could ask her. I brought her a gift from home, Stroopwafels. She didn’t expect that. She was ecstatic! She LOVED stroopwafels. So I made her happy already haha.
I left the apartment and just walked. I didn’t know where I was going and I didn’t have a plan. I just wanted to go outside and figure it all out. So I walked through St. Nicholas Park and first thing I noticed was that there were a lot of squirrels running around. They came very close!
I walked to the subway and hoped I could buy me a week card. I could. But I didn’t understand it. Thankfully there was a man at the desk that helped me out haha.
So I took the train, got out somewhere. Didn’t know where I was but fortunately, I was just around the corner of Central Park! Yay!
I walked out of the park and found a place with a lot of food stands. So I rested there for a bit. I’ve bought an internet card back in the Netherlands, but I couldn’t figure out how it worked. Luckily I found a wifi spot at the Museum of Natural History.
So I figured out where I was exactly, with my Time To Momo New York book. And followed a walking route that was mentioned. I wanted to get something to eat and there was this place Piccolo Café that was recommended. It was on Amsterdam Avenue.
After lunch, I just walked with no plan. I wanted to get some headache medication because it was so hot outside! Like more than 30 degrees celsius. After that, I walked in the Riverside Park and found out I was called by my boyfriend. He said that there was an accident on Times Square and he was worried. Fortunately I was oké. I took a moment to figure out the internet again and I fixed it! Finally I have wifi! <3
So I strangled the streets, called with my dad and his wife and just like that, I found the Barnes And Noble Bookstore. I LOVE bookstores! I sat there for a couple of hours, because well, they had airconditioning and internet and I posted the story about Mario. He was ecstatic about it haha!
Walked the streets for a bit, again and I found a deli with beer. Funny thing, they had dutch beer! Yay me! Found a good spot in Central Park, where some girls played Baseball. When I was in school when we had gymnastics, we sometimes had Baseball and I always was very happy when we played it! But in the Netherlands, it’s not a very common sport, unfortunately. I rested here for a bit.
After that I took the metro and walked back home.
It was 7 o’clock and I was hungry. I didn’t found any supermarket so I googled and found out it was like 4 minutes away haha. It was HUGE! Everything that you needed times 200 haha. And oh my god, they played the best music! Made myself some dinner and at 10 o’clock I was exhausted and went to sleep.