World Financial Center from Jersey City, NJ
Photo 4 of 4 | As always, the parting is not an easy one. This time perhaps even more so than before.
We've seen and experienced a lot in these two weeks, attented fun and joyful events,
met very friendly people, ate great food, criss-crossed the city on foot, rode
subways, ferries, trams and taxis, defied the rain, enjoyed the sun and had a
great time. And it certainly won't be the last time I am standing on these streets. New York never fails to impress and amaze
me. From the minute that I stepped out of the shuttle van fourteen days ago and
first tasted that well-known and peculiar smell of the air, until these
final minutes before we depart to the airport tomorrow at noon, the trip has been more
inspiring and fun than I could have asked for. I love the fast and chaotic rhythm of this city, its easygoing
way of life, its broad mixture of inhabitants of all ethnic groups, its towering
architecture, it's congestion. Culture shock will surely hit me again in Germany,
as it always does after a few weeks in NY, and the only thing I can do about it
is to hope that I will be able to set foot into this great city soon again. Goodbye
New York, farewell and see you again!