Feeling like in a movie when in the USA
I remember that spending a month in the USA was like a dream to me. It did not end up the way I wanted to as I broke up with my boyfriend when there, but you know, unplanned things happen in life and when one door closes, another door opens :)
Apart from ending up loving so many things about the USA which I never thought I would, almost every day I was there I felt like in a movie.
Why, are you asking??? No, I am not crazy!
There are many reasons to that.
I did not take Las Vegas holidays this time as in Las Vegas I would definitely feel like in a movie. All of us would. But still visiting the places I did visit was no different to me.
Already my first days in the USA when I took a walk around Washington DC made me feel like in a movie. It is so obvious why! Being my first US visit ever, I knew all the places already from the movies as most of the movies are filmed in the USA. I could see landmarks such as the Washington National Monument or Lincoln Memorial I knew very fell only from the TV!
Then taking a stroll around Alexandria town for a few hours and staying for a week in Arlington (both towns in Virginia state) I was amazed by all the typical American buildings you can find in many movies. I really loved the big quiet family houses there! And then also in Wenham in Massachusetts where the family houses had the US flag sticking out of the main porch and huge ice maker machines in the kitchen (we don’t have anything like that in Europe). Those were a just movie world to me before I visited in person.
Later on, during my 2 weeks in New York City it was even more visible. People from around the world know NYC and its most famous buildings or other parts of NYC from TV series and movies and don’t even have to visit it personally to recognize them.
Empire State Building, skyscrapers, 5th Avenue known for the best shopping in NYC, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Rockefeller center, Brooklyn bridge, Wall Street or New York Library among others. Even famous yellow taxis were everywhere around me all the time in Big Apple.
You can even take one of the hotspot tours around NYC and get your feet into those buildings and restaurants where your actor idols filmed the series. I took the Sex and the City hotspot tour as that TV series is crazy sexy and fun like my travel :)
And then another reason to feel like in a movie when in the US? It is full of movie stars and you can meet them at the streets, in the hotels or shopping. I wish I met more movie stars when I was there but to be honest, I don’t really look at people when I am busy. I only do people watch when I sit down and I am bored or relaxing for a while. The only famous actor I met (which I truly love) was Ryan Gosling who sat just in front of me in a hotel lobby. Otherwise I would not have seen him!
Yes, feeling like in a movie when in the USA can be one of the benefits of traveling to USA the same as it was for me.
Have you ever felt like in a movie somewhere? If yes, why and where?