I am so happy to learn that President Obama soon will pay a visit in Stockholm.
Immediately, I thought about a journey I did to New York a few years ago, all by my self. Even though I am single I have decided that being alone cannot stop me from traveling since I love to explore and meet new people.
I visited many places during my stay in New York. What I remember most are two places. First, a day tour I made to Staten Island. It was a beautiful day with blue sky, perfect for a boat tour. I remember I was so eager to see Statue of Liberty. A gift from France to USA. Seen it so many times on TV. I spent quite a lot of time on the island just to really keep a good feeling of that moment in my mind.
What I didn´t know before the visit was that there is a museum about immigrants. We have had very poor times in the 19th century in Sweden so a lot of people immigrated to the USA.
It was such a nice museum. Beautiful photos so you could really get a feeling of how it was at those days. So tuff to go to a new country. Not knowing the language, no place to live, how can I support my family etc. But you knew that it could get you a better life. Hope.
Another day I went to the headquarters of the UN. I was curious. I went for a guided tour and our group represented people from all over the world. We all had the same curiosity. And we asked a lot of questions to the “knowing many languages good looking guide” who had very good answers. We ended the visit at the grand hall where all the important decisions are made. After the visit, I felt that I had made something good, just to visit the United Nations. Because that is us.
This is supposed to be a diary where I tell what I did today. But some of my days are memories and today is one of those days.