America is one of my favorite destinations in the world. And you know why? Because there’s everything. Deserts, beautiful beaches, high mountains, cool cars, nice people and good food. I’ve been pretty much to all parts of the U.S. (except Alaska!!!) and this was my fourth time to the east coast, however it took me 8 years to come back! Can’t believe it’s been 8 years, damn! This was my first time in the winter tho, so it was a bit special for me! At the same time, this was the shortest trip to the US so far. I spent only a week here, but the intensity of my adventure was unreal. It all started with my forgotten Esta, for which I applied about 5 hours before my departure. Luckily, my visas came in time for them to be printed, and the immigration official didn’t notice my official date of arrival, which was 3 days later. You can’t apply for Esta less than 72 hours before your arrival to the States, so don’t be as dumb as me and take care of it sooner!
My trip started in DC and I went through Philadelphia and New York all the way to Boston. By train! Amtrak pleasantly surprised me with its punctuality, comfort and speed – well duh! the ticket costs about the same as renting a car for one day.
I spent a day and a half in every city, half of which was work, so there was not much time for fun stuff but I think my program was perfect for so little time.
In DC, I only managed to run to the Capitol, White House, Lincoln and Washington Monument, and the surrounding parks.
In Philadelphia, I hit the market for breakfast, went to see Liberty Bell and it’s neighborhood. I had the famous Philly Cheese Steak at Jim’s on South Street for lunch and bought a handbag, haha:)
In New York, I’ve managed to see almost the whole Manhattan, including Times Square, Central Park (where I did ice-scating!), Flatiron Building, Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise and a bit of shopping on the 6th street.
In Boston I spent the shortest amount of time of all four cities, so I just walked through Oxford, explored Boston Common and hopped on a hop-on-hop-off bus, so I saw all the other sights from a bus, which is a shame. I’d love to come back here sometimes.
Btw, all the pictures were taken with a Nikon Z6 + 35 mm f1.8. If you are interested in anything about the USA, definitely ask me in the comments! <3