On the 26th. of April at 04.30am we got up, got dressed and went to the airport to be there by 5am. Upon arrival at the airport we had a feeling that we had to pay to get our bags on the plane due to some ticket issues we had had when we booked them online. We got to the check in counter and as expected we were asked to pay 50USD for both our bags. I then told him about our booking issues to which he replied “Oh okay, well no worries then”. As with every other check in assistant, I asked him if he had any great seats left for two tall danes - “I've already upgraded you to economy plus ‘cause you’ll need it with that height.” Needless to say that we had a great flight with legroom and wifi - GREATEST CHECK-IN EXPERIENCE EVER!
At this point however, we've been in New York for 9 days. I spent a few days living in Williamsburg until the 1st. where I met back up with Daniel who had been living in a friend's dorm room at New York University. We were supposed to have moved to another place on the first, but due to some landlord issues, that proved to be impossible. Morten, Daniel's friend at NYU, came to the rescue and suggested that he'd just stay at a friend's place over night, and then I could sleep in his bed. He and his friends have been so helpful, and we spent the entire Sunday chilling in their dorm, watching basketball, eating pizza and relaxing.
On the 2nd. we packed up all of our stuff and left the dorm and went to our new place in East Village. The flat is owned by 5 friends of Morten and is still empty as they got the key the same day as we met up with them. They've kindly provided us with one of the still empty rooms and an air mattress - all we need! So great to meet new cool people, and we're so grateful to stay at their place for free (Thanks a lot if you're reading this!!).
I think the both us have gotten used to not being at home and just living here at the moment - going with the flow. It might seem a little strange but this massive, enormous, crowded and absolutely amazing city we call New York sort of feels a little like home. Everywhere we go we meet open minded and helpful people who seem generally interested in us. Whether it's the cashier at the supermarket, the sales assistants in stores or a painter at Starbucks they want to know about us; where we come from, what we do, how long we are visiting etc.
Our current routine goes a little like this; wake up, eat breakfast, explore the city, find a starbucks to relax and have snack, more exploration, dinner and finally find another starbucks to enjoy their fast wifi to surf the web and edit photos/videos and then it's bed time. The great thing about our time here in the city is that as opposed to previous times there is no rush. We have all the time we need to enjoy the city, relax, explore and have a good time - and we make as much use of it as we can!
The entire video project has proved quite challenging with some hard drive issues, and days where we haven't really done much, but a new video is in the works! If you haven't already, check out the ones I've made so far below!
All the best