Read Part 1 here!
This is Part 2 of the New York Diaries! It is day 4 and I saw the Empire State building and all the romantic couples kissing at the top of it. If there is something I will never understand, it is why couples kiss at the top of tall tourist sites. I can understand if it is a goodbye kiss and one of them pushes the other off. Or maybe my ignorance is due to my non-existent love life. Who knows. But here are some of the other things I have to say about NYC:
1. In Manhattan, things are not just expensive. You pay your bills 50% with dollars and 50% with your blood. And the strangest thing is that they give suggestions for how much you should tip. Firstly, there is no option for not tipping so you feel obliged to pay the expected (and unexpectedly high) 20% of your bill. Secondly, they tell you the exact amount in the suggestions like $15 and $20 as if they don’t expect you to be able to calculate it yourself.
2. Tourists here love Bull’s balls. As in bull testicles. Or more specifically rubbing them. Actually they love rubbing them on the famous charging bull statue on Wall Street. Sorry if you were disgusted there for a second. It is actually considered good luck to do so and I saw a bunch of testes selfies that day.
3. Sunglasses need to be worn 24/7 – during the day for the sunlight and at night for the Times Square lights. It is like Christmas all year at Times Square with the massive digital billboards and lights. Also the sunglasses allow you to discreetly look at women wearing nothing but body paint and thongs who will pose for photos with you at the square. New York truly feels like a place of anything and everything.
I will post Part 3 soon! Follow and read more about what they usually don’t tell you about New York City. Till then, goodnight folks!
P.S. Part 3 has been uploaded!