The exams are over, second semester is yet to come, and vacation has officially begun!
I’ve made a lot of plans for a quick, but big tour around the United States. It includes New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Miami.
So, the first Sunday after my exam week, I’m sitting in the airport, waiting for my flight to the legendary “city that never sleeps”: New York. I know some people really love it, and some really hate it. I’m excited about my feelings and emotions, but I’m sure that I will not leave New York being indifferent. My plane lands at La Guardia International Airport, and the adventure begins! The skyline is incredible! As for me, New York in the sunshine looks like a holy sphere above the water: tall buildings covered with glass catch the sun and reflect it with hundreds of different colors! I cannot believe that once it was just an island – Manna-hata, inhabited by Native Americans, and covered with impassable forest. If only those early inhabitants knew how it would look like in hundreds of years! It all began when Manna-hata was bought by the Netherlands for some glass and a fake piece of jewelry. Since then it has been ruled by the Netherlands and the British, experienced fires, wars, and epidemics of the Black Death, and now, it’s finally called the financial center of the world, or the Big Apple. This is true: you can love or hate New York, but it can never leave you indifferent.
However, both in New York and Washington I was unlucky with the weather – it was rainy and windy. So a warm Los Angeles was a heaven on earth: warm, shiny, and huge! I’ve never thought that this city could be so big! However, in comparison to New York City, the skyline is not so high. Los Angeles was very entertaining: I visited the Walk of Fame, where I found the hand and footprints of my idol Marilyn Monroe, went to Universal Studios Theme Park and had fun at the new Harry Potter World, and of course enjoyed the famous beaches of Santa Monica. Overall, these were very relaxing days full of fun.