An Ode To New York : Ghanaian Cab Drivers, Times Square & Jazz Clubs!!

Hey! 

If there's one weekend I've been waiting for for a long time, it has to be this one. I've been tucked away working on my thesis (the geek life!) for four weeks. When the opportunity to visit New York for family related commitments presented itself, I was stoked! 

And so off to New York I went! 

Hustle. Bustle. Advertisements everywhere: gentlemen's clubs, children's toys, buy revlon, drink coke, comedy show tonight, Chris Rock is in town. Shop till you drop. New York. 

The cab driver from Ghana, driving his one-in-a-million yellow cab back and forth. Like a rolling pin pounding the tarmac. Back and forth all day long. He says Ghanians live in the Bronx. Senegalese and Nigerians too. New York is not really a Kenyan hotspot. New Jersey is, he said. He said, "we tend to stick together when we are here." Africans are trusted, he said. Because they know we are here to wek (work). 

Thanks my brother, we said, when we hopped off the cab. In America, if you are from Guinea, you are my brother, from South Sudan, my sister. The motherland connects us all - we are her children. 

And so the fun began...

Filling up on some McDonalds...tourists before health freaks!

Filling up on some McDonalds...tourists before health freaks!

Wohoo for Times Square!! 

Wohoo for Times Square!! 

Grabbing a coffee at Starbucks!

Grabbing a coffee at Starbucks!

Yuuuuummmmerzz!!

Yuuuuummmmerzz!!

Shopping at H&M. This store. This store. If onlyyyy...the struggles of a student budget! 

Shopping at H&M. This store. This store. If onlyyyy...the struggles of a student budget! 

Blogging at Cafe Bene. There's nothing quite as wholesome as earthy, cozy and hearty coffee shops! 

Blogging at Cafe Bene. There's nothing quite as wholesome as earthy, cozy and hearty coffee shops! 

All glammed up for the evening! Ladies, if you're not on the Nouba no. 46 bandwagon, hop on I tell ya! This lipstick is LIFE! 

All glammed up for the evening! Ladies, if you're not on the Nouba no. 46 bandwagon, hop on I tell ya! This lipstick is LIFE! 

Quick dinner at Cafe China...

Quick dinner at Cafe China...

Kung Pao Chicken - soooo gooooddd!!!!! 

Kung Pao Chicken - soooo gooooddd!!!!! 

At the Village Underground. Live band performances have got to be one of life's little treasures! 

At the Village Underground. Live band performances have got to be one of life's little treasures! 

Finishing off the evening with some light cocktails at the bOb...

Finishing off the evening with some light cocktails at the bOb...

And of course a black and white filter! Every girl knows the magic that is filters! Hhihi!

And of course a black and white filter! Every girl knows the magic that is filters! Hhihi!

I'm still on the road! Find out where I am off to on my instagram @cravingyellow!

Kisses!

Tabitha.