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The great American adventure: Day 6

I was very happy to see that there was no more rain when I looked out the window this morning. I had planned to go to Brooklyn for the day, and not that the weather was good again, I could go though with my plan.

I headed to Williamsburgh by subway (as the Americans call their underground system), after finding the easiest way for me to get there. My first stop was the comic book shop Desert Island, which I have been wanting to visit since I stumbled upon their web page a couple of years ago. It was smaller than I expected it to be, but the owner was very friendly.

I then stumbled upon an art market called Crest Fest. There I ended up chatting with a nice artist who clearly was a big lover of books, and libraries. I got her card, and will have a closer look at her jewelry.

After a stop at a nice café for some coffee and cake, I wandered around Williamsburgh. Vintage shops and recycling seems to be a big thing there, and there was also a food market I stumbled upon. The whole town seemed so full of life, but not at all the stressed sort. People seemed in general friendlier and more laid back than in Manhattan. I’m so happy I decided on visiting Williamsburgh while I was here!

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At the end of my stay in Williamsburgh, I passed by a door that drew my attention: A small, local museum. Unlikely to be found in a guidebook, I think. It was called The City Reliquary.

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Today’s dinner was had in a Korean vegan restaurant here on Manhattan, and the food was really good. After dinner, it was time to go back to the hotel, and relax before going to bed.