My latest visitor has been my wonderful ex-girlfriend, ex-housemate, sometime-bandmate and always good friend Julie, coming over for an unprecedented fortnight to go diving in Mexico (which you’ll be sick of pictures of soon) and help teach American girls to make tea.
We went walking over the Brooklyn Bridge; running along the East River, and cycling down an endless; palm-tree lined road to the beach and Mayan ruins. Best of all though was the discovery that my new city features a toy shop with a three-storey ferris wheel, a section devoted to Transformers, monoliths recreated in Lego and a giant T-Rex. Seriously. A giant, moving T-Rex.
I love this city. Even the overtly touristy bits.