Welcome to New York – Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of

We arrived in New York this morning at 7:30am. To my surprise the airport security was no hassle at all, actually one of the friendliest custom officials I have encountered in a while. Once we cleared passport control, we had a small waiting time for our luggage as the luggage door was frozen shut! Go figure! Nevertheless our luggage arrived and we cleared customs.

Getting out of the airport

We are staying at the beautiful Parc Hotel in Flushing. We had two options to leave the airport 1) use Uber or 2) take a cab. We decided to go with the cab and we were not disappointed. It cost us $35 (including a tip) to get to our hotel. The area is definitely very interesting. It is not Times Square but it’s incredibly enriched with culture. We had to wait a while for our room to be ready so we went exploring.

First stop was Dunkin’ Donuts for breakfast. 6 donuts = $3.99 and 2 large coffees = $4.50, not bad at all! The rest of the morning was spent wandering through the aisles of Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond and Marshalls. I literally could not contain myself and I swear I was having heart palpitations.


Everything is on sale and everything is cheap. Wait! Did I mention that everything is stunning?! I could not get over the selection of items for sale. The thing that blew my mind the most was the baby clothes. It’s no secret I want kids soon, so not knowing what sex my kid would be was incredibly disappointing. I swear I could have bought every baby goodie in Target! But, alas, I held back and spoilt Jacques a little. We picked up two graphic Star Wars t shirts for $20! Bargain! Talking about Star Wars, check out these amazing Christmas Tree Decor.


The selection of food was fascinating and so tempting. The selection of things to munch on would make your jaw drop and stomach grumble with greediness. If you are planning on giving up sugar, please do it after coming to USA.






5 hours in USA and I am already certain that I will be coming back…many many times. Each time with higher credit card limit!

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