I arrived in Manhattan last night and it seems like everything In need is around the corner? I’m in the heart of mid-town supposedly and to say I love it here is an understatement but how could I not? I had all these errands to run for friends on the island and they are basically all done; just like that. Now I’ve got a few days to enjoy the city and rest up before the launch event on Thursday.
The internet connection here is mind blowing, it’s 13.42mps up and down! I uploaded a video to youtube which was ~500mb and it took less than two minutes, two minutes?! I already asked about rent and that’s quite sobering to say the least, ha. That said, looks like a hotel could be even cheaper than renting a pad. Something great about living on a small island which is quite affordable is that for other months of the year you can entertain living places like this.
I think spending July in Manhattan would be a good time, yes?
This place has a pulse to it which you really need to feel for yourself so I won’t even attempt to do so with words. People have mentioned New York City for so long and it was always just a name to me, that’s all changed and I’ve been here ~12 hours. I’m a motivated man here to say the least and I guess you need to be when in one of the highest rent districts in the world?! Beyond that though it’s one of those hubs where people come from far and wide to make something of themselves and that’s contagious my friends.
I woke up really early today and I’ve been getting down to work. It’s 7:57am at the time that I write this and I’ve already written a blog post for another site I contribute to, done a lot of emails, finished a youtube video, gone to the gym and had a delicious smoothie packed with protein powder across the street. What I loved was that I casually glanced to the left and saw the Empire State Building in all its glory. It’s not even 8am yet?! Oh what you can do in a day when you’re motivated and living in Manhattan.
So for today I’ve got some plans but nothing concrete. I want to stock up on some digital goods and buy a new Canon camera to really step up my game. My iPhone is great and I will continue using it for most things but for other things, particularly video blogs it’s time to step it up a bit. I’m starting to digress, yes?
Anyways, the plan is to stroll the streets looking for delicious things to eat, visit Frick House as it sounds perfect for a gent like me and then go to B&H to do the electronics shopping that I just mentioned. I’d also like to see Central Park but I’m positive I’ll be back here sooner than later so there is really no rush. Also worth noting is that the weather is great and in some kind of winter heatwave of sorts, I went outside today to get the smoothie in my shorts and it’s like mid-fall in Ottawa, ha.
I’ve said enough but do come to NYC, you need to feel what I’m feeling now at some point in your life. In closing, another quick reminder, join myself and others on at 2pm est this Wednesday to talk about discovering the countryside when you visit Great Britain; you can follow along on the hashtag #unexpectedGB.
P.S: Only been here for an evening and haven’t done seen much so photo is from the lobby, ha.