Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Did the City that never sleeps spoil me?

“For Once You Have Tasted Flight 

You Will Walk The Earth With Your Eyes Turned Skywards, 

For There You Have Been And There You Will Long To Return.”

Leonardo da Vinci

This is exactly how I feel after living in New York City for two years!  
I have experienced so many incredible adventures in the Big Apple I can't even name them all. The city that never sleeps offers its residents millions of chances to create their life as exciting as possible! No wonder that this city draws millions of people every day, an endless number of dreamers wishing to live there! So do I and in fact I did live there for the last two years! See, that's the big problem, once you have lived in NYC you're so spoiled that you'll be bored anywhere you move to after that. Once you have experienced the superlative you can't just go back to a normal life! Even Berlin (where these pics were taken) couldn't meet New York's standard.
In Germany I can't climb up skyscrapers, I can't go jetskiing in summer, I can't meet Jake Gyllenhaal and Victoria's Secret models on the street, I can't dine in the most famous restaurants of the world, I can't cheer for the Knicks or Brooklyn Nets, I can't sing my heart out on Broadway, I can't put up a fuss when thousands of tourists are annoying me (hello Times Square), I can't go to the Guggenheim when it rains or bike the Brooklyn Bridge when the sun shines, I can't spend my summer in the Hamptons or go ice skating at Rockefeller Center in winter...
However, I'm pretty sure that one day I will live in New York City again, then for good! 
For the time being... I don't look back, I'm not going that way! 


  1. Der Post ist superschön. Wenn man einmal die stadt gefunden hat die man liebt wird es schwer eine andere genauso zu lieben :)
    Hab einen schönen Tag meine Liebe

  2. great blog! I love NYC so much, was there ones.
    maybe we can follow each other? let me know ;)

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    I love the pics! They are so bright!

  4. Wow ich bin gerade auf deinen Blog gestoßen und finde es richtig cool, dass du nach New York gezogen bist. Tut mir leid, wenn ich jetzt frage und es mit Sicherheit irgendwo steht, aber wie kam es dazu? Einfach so? Und wirst du dort jetzt für immer leben? Ich finde das total beeindruckend und muss jetzt erstmal deinen Blog von vorne bis hinten durchlesen haha
    Liebe Grüße Yasmin

  5. A seagull was flying over a beach, when it saw a mouse. It flew down and asked the mouse:

    'Where are your wings?'

    Each animal speaks its own language, and so the mouse didn't understand the question, but stared at the two strange, large things attached to the other creature's body.

    'It must have some illness,' thought the mouse.

    The seagull noticed the mouse staring at its wings and thought:

    'Poor thing. It must have been attacked by monster that left it deaf and took away its wings.'

    Feeling sorry for the mouse, the seagull picked it up in its beak and took it for a ride in the skies. 'It's probably homesick,' the seagull thought while they were flying. Then, very carefully, it deposited the mouse once more on the ground.

    For some months afterwards, the mouse was sunk in gloom; it had known the heights and seen a vast and beautiful world. However, in time, it grew accustomed to being just a mouse again and came to believe that the miracle that had occurred in its life was nothing but a dream.

  6. This post is so inspirational, as is your about me text (love the picture by the way). Great blog! I'm sure I'll return soon; following you!


  7. dein blog ist so inspirierend!
    du hast eine neue leserin! :)

  8. Great winter post,would you like to follow each other?


  9. Urgh! This makes me incredibly sad. It's true. I miss my city, too. Brb crying..

    <3 hang in there

    PS: amazing photos. I wonder who the insanely attractive people in them are.

  10. Well honey,I love this,I can tell you that;-)

  11. like ur blog so much
    i am very pleased to visit you
    keep on posting
    you are such a cute and clever person



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