YouTube | New York Shopping Haul

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Today I’ve got something else to share with you than another NY diary post… I’ve started a Youtube channel for my blog! I’ve been wanting to do this for such a long time and now that I finally had something to talk about I decided it had to be done. So I made my first Youtube video!

The same as with starting this blog.. making Youtube videos is something that I’ve always wanted to do, but just felt like I couldn’t do it.. didn’t know how and was just waiting and hesitating way to long instead of just starting and doing it. With things like this I feel like you always need to get to that point where you allow yourself to just try and for it to be okay if it isn’t perfect the first time. (Something I find really hard)

I’m not sure yet if I’m going to keep doing this and if I will have time for it. I would love to do weekly videos, but time will tell if that is possible for me. At least I can promise you that next week there will be another video! This time it’s beauty related…. So stay tuned!

Knowing that this is my first video EVER please don’t expect it to be perfect, because it isn’t.. At the end of the video my camera shut off and it had already took me so long to film that I decided to just leave it like this… but you gotta start somewhere, right?

Anyway I really hope you guys will watch it and if you do, please leave a comment or give it a thumbs up if you like it! I would really appreciate it! Also if you have some tips or advice or feedback please let me know! Leave a comment on this post or on Youtube!

Love,

Jindi

NEW YORK | Day 3 | 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge

IMG_3477On my third day I traveled from my cousin in the Upper West Side (Manhattan) to the “homestel” in Brooklyn. A cute little shared apartment I’d found through Airbnb! Traveling with the subway was quite easy and I found the apartment without any trouble. As soon as I had made my bed and unpacked a little I left the apartment to meet up with Lieke, a friend of my best friend, who was also staying in New York.

IMG_3481 DSC_0013 DSC_0016 DSC_0018 DSC_0019I walked my way through Brooklyn over to the house she was staying. It was a 30 minute (or so) walk and it was beautiful! this part of Brooklyn is so gorgeous and I decided that I definitely want to live there someday. The streets and houses are just beautiful with a lot of green, trees and flowers and some really cute shops. God I loved it there! Then when I’d found her we headed to Manhattan to go see the 9/11 memorial, not the museum.. just the memorial. IMG_3492The memorial was quite impressive. So big… it’s hard to imagine there used to be two huge buildings there.. but the new “freedom” tower is also pretty big. DSC_0042IMG_3501 IMG_3515 IMG_3517 IMG_3521
Outfit

Top – Urban Outfitters
Shorts – made by my mom
Backpack – Primark
Shoes – Vans
Sunglasses – Sacha

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With Lieke :) Thanks for the amazing day girllll!

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On the Brooklyn Bridge.. definitely one of my favourite places. Amazing view on the city. I went back there on my last night in NY so more pictures will follow later…

NEW YORK | Day 1 and 2: Flying Alone and Yankees Game

IMG_3385This was me in the car on the way to the airport. I was not even really nervous.. just excited! If you hadn’t noticed. ;) It was the first time I was flying alone and I had also never been on such a long flight. After a few hours I found myself quite bored so I decided it was time for a movie. I watched The Wolf of Wall Street.. a nice and long movie. I had already seen it once, but who says no to enjoying the view of Leonardo DiCaprio for three hours?!

IMG_3406View on Long Island from the plane. This is when I first understood why it was called “Long” Island.

IMG_3415This was my view when I first got out of the subway, on my way to my cousin. Immediately a perfect view on the Empire State Building! (Even though I didn’t realize that back then, shame on me) I mean it looked like a familiar building to me, but I just hadn’t really done my touristic research on NY yet.

Day 2

IMG_3433There’s not much more to tell about the first day, because I arrived at 6 pm, but for me it already felt like 6 hours later because of the time difference, so you can guess how tired I was. I spent the first two days at my cousins house and the second day we went to a Yankees game!

IMG_3436I’d never been to a baseball game before, but it’s the most American thing I’ve ever seen. Everyone was wearing Yankees clothes and hats and they all had huge buckets with fried chicken and hot dogs and fries and wow it was so cool to see. Such a different culture than Europe.. haha! It was so funny. During the game there was constantly music and videos on the big screen about the players or telling the crowd to make noise and stuff like that. It really was an entertaining show and not just a sports game. The game itself was pretty boring to be honest.

IMG_3442The selfie of the day. I was still pretty tired and jetlagged at this point and maybe even a little sunburnt from the game.

IMG_3452Healthy vegan dinner at my cousin’s. She cooked so lovely, I really enjoyed my meals there so much! This was one of the very few healthy meals I’ve eaten in America. It’s pretty hard to be healthy there with all the sweets and other fastfood around. Now that I’m back I find it difficult to get back to my healthy habits again, I’ve gotten so used to cupcakes, cheese cakes, iced coffees, chai lattes, pizzas and burritos all the time! I really think Holland needs more Mexican food by the way, we’re really missing out on that here!

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Another NY post will be up next tuesday, so stay tuned! :)