Day 1 – New York City

Steven and I booked an early-morning flight from Toronto (YYZ) to New York City (ERW) to get our trip started. We booked via Porter and used their free lounge to eat cookies while waiting for the flight.

Upon arriving in Newark, we took a cab to NYC. We thought the cab was ripping us off as they charged us $80 for a 40min drive to SOHO, but it turns out that’s the rate. Uber’s cheaper, apparently. Upon arriving in SOHO, we met up with Lucas, who showed us around the city.

Notable highlights included going to Artichoke’s for their famous Artichoke Pizza. It was hella greasy.

Steven and I decided to walk all the way from SOHO to Central Park and back. It took us most of the day, but we got a good sense of the city.

Once we got to Central Park, we took a nap on the grass.

Taking a nap in Central Park
Taking a nap in Central Park

Then, it was time to walk back. We checked out Time Square on the way back.

At the end of the day, we met up with Cathy and Lucas again, and took an Uber to the airport to board our flight. Our next stop was Milan.