Non Resident Alien

This is a chronicle of my tragi-comic life as a foreigner in the United States. My official status when I started school in 2004, was that of a Non-Resident-Alien and that's where the title of the blog is from. My status has changed to Resident Alien since then. My personal experiences are a unique roller coaster mundane everyday experiences for locals, but unique from the eyes of a foreigner. I started this blog to share some of my experiences beginning my third year living in this country.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

New York!! New York!!

Last week I was at Irvington-on-Hudson, a NYC suburb, at the FEE campus, for a week long seminar on Advanced Austrian Economics. We had one afternoon off and decided to go into the city. NYC is one city I have been terrified of visiting, and it was comforting to go with a couple of others who were also visiting the city for the first time, one other who was raised in the city. We took the commuter train into Grand Central and walked up to the Empire State Building, waited in line for about an hour and a half to the top, went around gawking at the city swathed in a setting sun like other tourists around us. Then we walked up to Times Square, and by the time we reached TS we were all too tired to do anything more; so we just hung around TS for half an hour and then walked back to Grand Central to commute back to FEE. It was not bells and whistles but it was at least a non-terrifying trip and I am glad I had company.

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