Travel Diary: Englewood, NJ & NYC

I landed in Newark airport last Thursday evening and I was welcomed by the frigid embrace of winter. Feeling the cold winter air all over my face and body reminded me of my time living in Brussels which brought a warm smile to my face… “Good times”, I thought to myself. After a couple of minutes of wandering around, I managed to find my friend, Felicia, and we headed to her place. Felicia had to work the following morning but we made plans to crab dinner with another friend at a local Cuban restaurant. After dinner, we went to a nearby coffee shop and listened to live Jazz. We ended up staying there for almost two hours before calling it a night.

On Saturday morning, I got to meet some of Felicia’s friends and later that evening we went to a Korean karaoke place in Fort Lee, NJ and had a blast. The following morning, I spent time with another friend of mine, Mari who also introduced me to some of her friends. I also had a great time with them even though we didn’t do much. I spend the rest of my day running errand with Felicia, which I loved because I got to see more of Englewood. On Monday, we decided to go to the city to hang out with a couple of her friends. It felt great being back in the city and exploring it with such fun company! After dinner, we said our goodbyes and Felicia and I went back to Englewood, where we got some comfort food to munch on during the blizzard that awaited us on Tuesday.

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As expected, the blizzard came and was very powerful! Thankfully we didn’t lose power but it did snow a lot. Later that night, Felicia and I spent an hour digging her car out the drive way. After that draining yet fun experience , we were both to exhausted to do much so we just relaxed the night away. Felicia dropped me off at the airport this morning before going to work. As I waited for my flight, I could help but to plan my next adventure in the NYC. I’ve visited this vibrant city plenty of times but this time I got a glimpse of the enchanting side of New York that many speak of and I can’t wait to see more of it.

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