Travel with Riva | New York Part 2

I've been stalling this for three weeks now (started typing this last week, hopefully I publish it today). Insane. There are two major reasons why. 1.) life is so busy that it just got in the way of blogging and 2.) cuz life moves on no matter how much I try to hold on to these memories, it's time to do it. Aren't you just grateful for photography? There's also a huge part of me dreading to write down everything that I could possibly remember from this trip. LOL. I mean, it's NYC. A trip I will never forget. 

Where were we at?

DAY 3:  It's Manhattan Day! I think Central Park is the highlight of our trip. I can see myself spending my free time here, jogging (i mean, once in a blue moon I try), reading, and/or people watching. You'll see and meet a lot of interesting people in NYC, that's for sure. California is rich in nature sight seeings, and being in Central Park gives me that homey feel even if it's in the midst of the city. And gosh, this park is HELLA huge. You can seriously spend an entire day here. It does remind me of Golden Gate Park except the trees and the greenery are so luscious! No kidding. It's a vibrant green, not a moss green. See, difference? Don't get me started with the cherry trees. Ugh. They were everywhere! And they're utterly gorgeous! I just had to do a lil bit of a photo shoot, cuz I could never ignore it. Warning: lots of green coming your way!

After Central Park, we headed straight to Washington Square Arch which is right next to NYU. There were hella people. Lots of students, tourists, performers roaming around. And it was a gorgeous day too, so can't really blame them. 

After the arch, we walked down south to SoHo. We did a lot of walking that day. So I'm just gonna leave this post all of Manhattan and conclude this trip on the next blog. Cuz seriously, this post is overloaded with photos! SOOOO Ho ho! I knew before coming that I was going to go gaga about this district. About them cast iron building tho... Damn straight from the magazine brah! I could seriously see myself photographing in the streets of SoHo. 

We also went to this most Instagrammed alleyway, Freeman's. It's stinkin' cute and very eye-candy. So while we're roaming the streets of SoHo, we found out that Kevin's favorite, Tori Kelly was in Brooklyn and snapchatted this photo of a wall. "Cmon, we have to go there! We might meet her!", he said. In my head, "what, are you crazy?!" (he doesn't read my blog anyways so baha) and yas we did ditch SoHo and went straight to Brooklyn in high hopes that we might meet a famous celebrity! *smh* of course, it was negative. At least we got a nice sunset view from the dock. 

I told you so many photos! It's really hard to not share ever single photo. We pretty much stayed in Brooklyn after sunset then we went to Finnerty's to watch game 5 of Warriors against Houston Rockets at 10. (We closed out the first round and look where we are right now, Finals Game 2! GO WARRIORS!) I was totally beat that day. No kidding. 

Day 3: 28, 641 steps 11.93 mi

Food places we tried: Toby's Estate Brooklyn for breakfast and coffee. This place has the coolest shelves. They also get really packed around 9ish so you're lucky if you can grab a table. This is also right next to Madewell. I love Madewell so I wanna point that out. :P For lunch, we went to this pizzeria, Champion PizzaI don't think it's the new york style but I loved it. I had the BBQ chicken and White Pesto. Freakin' gooood. We had another cup of Joe at Happy Bones in the afternoon. Before going to Finnerty's we just went to hotdog at Papaya Dog. If you want something quick and cheap, you might just wanna grab KFC which is just across the street. LOL. After Finnerty's, we had to get another round of Halal Guys. cuz guys, it's halal duh. bomb. com.