Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New York! New York!

After OOPSLA I could spend another week in New York. It was my first time in NYC and I must admit that I liked Manhattan a lot! Didn't have time to go outside of it so I cannot talk about the rest. The best experiences there were:
  • The NYC Opera where I could enjoy "Carmen". Beats any Broadway musical on quality and price if you are a student. NYC Opera have U$ 16 tickets for students when those are bought on the day of the event and you can get whatever seat is available. Non students also have discounts but those are more expensive.
  • The central park is a very nice place to be if you want to relax, enjoy the sun and think about life. It's like a big, quiet and peaceful island inside the Manhattan.
  • For those of you who like to be impressed by technology and stores: Time square is really amazing.
  • Last, but not least, all the museums are very impressive and specially HUGE. Walking around the city is also very pleasant.
The New York City feeling is something quite unique (just like most big towns in the world I suppose) and, although people are not exactly very friendly, one can get along pretty well. Especially if you speak English or Spanish because, unlike most movies show, half of New York is Spanish speaker and lots of adds use both languages.

And just to close: the only thing that is free in NYC is the fairy to Staten island so enjoy it. :)

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