from New York
Part 6: With a full heart and a mind in a daze
The rest of the week I wasn't alone anymore, which was just
what I needed. And the weather got better as well.
A walk through SoHo and Chinatown
with my friends Adri and Limor, the colorful Chinatown which
is in a very big part very touristy but you could also find
the real authentic places, where you didn't hear even one
word in English and the stores were so unique and different
- all kinds of seaweed, fruit, special rice candy and chopsticks
of all kinds... it was in a way like being in the far east
for a couple of hours.
SoHo - the place of fashion
and chic - designer stores, cool bars, cool young people.
Funny, in a way it reminded me of Tel Aviv... then I realized
once again how much Israel is influenced by the US in so many
aspects and also how much Tel Aviv is no different than any
other big metropolitan city with all that you need to be cool
and fashionable and hip...
Lunch in a nice Thai restaurant on Union Square, night out
to a small Irish pub where the bartender kept filling my glass
with Cosmopolitan, although I ordered only once. And on my
last night there - a costume party on a boat around Manhattan,
with Karaoke and dancing and Sushi...
By the end of that week I felt like I've seen it and did it
most. I had some time to relax and catch up on my sleep and
still enough time to explore everything that I wanted to.
And that included of course that day when Chris, my colleague,
came to meet me in Manhattan and we went to see "Fame"
in Broadway and then had Cosmopolitan on the 8th floor of
the Marriott hotel right on Times Square.
And then it was time to leave... Saturday night, all my bags
are packed, and after more than two weeks I am making my way
back home, with a full heart and a mind in a daze from all
that I've seen and known and learned.
- EH, 2004,
Tel Aviv -
infos about the trip and the author
can be found here
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