My journey as a Fulbright teacher begins by making one of my dreams come true. As long as I remember I have dreamed about visiting New York City and as soon as I got the news of being selected for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching program, I knew that it would be the perfect start for my stay in the US.
I spent two and a half days in NYC and fell in love with it completely. Although I couldn’t experience everything the city has to offer, I managed to get a small bite of the Big Apple. I decided not to plan too much as they say “everything can change in a New York minute”.
On the very first morning in the City, I took the subway to South Ferry in order to take the Staten Island ferry that rides right past the Statue of Liberty.
After the ferry ride I enjoyed the lovely weather by walking to the Brooklyn Bridge via Wall Street.
On the second day I had decided to face my fears and go to the top of one of the skyscrapers. I had my mind set on the Top of the Rock which is the observation deck in the Rockerfeller Center. The views up there were amazing. I was able to see both the southern Manhattan as well as Central Park.
NBC News has its studio at the Rockerfeller Center. Every morning they broadcast Good Morning America on those Studios and on Fridays during the summer months they have live concerts on the courtyard.
After my adventure on the 68th to 70th floor in the Top of the Rock I decided to explore the most famous park in the world – Central Park. It really was amazing although I was only able to see a fraction of it.
In the Evening I had some time to wander around Times Square before leaving for Washington DC the next day. It really was very busy packed with tourists and entertainers.