Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Worldly Experience

The United Nations tour was the highlight of today.

The tour was fantastic, however, the rooms did not carry the significance and important aura that I expected of the meeting place of representatives of the world. It was rather plain, ordinary. Like a normal classroom on a much larger scale.

The weather was very peculiar today. It was humid, sprinkling and we even experienced some thunderstorms this morning.

For dinner, we went to a local Cuban restaurant for some mofongo, a plantain dish.

One of the best reasons for coming to New York has to be the various worldly experiences the city offers. After this weekend, I can easily see why New York is called the cultural center of the world.

1 comment:

  1. Beilul,

    Like most classrooms and training centers, without being filled with students they're just rooms. I suspect it was the same being in the General Assembly room without Khrushchev pounding on the table with his shoe. It's not the same without a room full of people with earphones covering their ears and everyone speaking in different tongues. it's not the same as people whispering in each others' ears making secret deals to sell out one country or another.

    Nonetheless, I'm betting it was something special.