“There are many apples on the tree, but only one Big Apple”
Why NYC is called Big Apple I found out recently, already after the visit in the city. It all started with one journalist, who was using word “apples” for writing about racing courses.
Actually, it was after two visits when I finally found out why The Big Apple, because I have to say during my stay in the United States I visited New York City already twice.
The first time was when I was leaving for four days on the campus of St. John’s University on Long Island for my Au Pair Training School. Sounds cool, if not the fact campus was 2,5 hours away from Manhattan and we had “classes” from 8 am until about 7 pm… Well, at least for few days I could “be” an American student hehe.
The second time was caused mostly by my homesickness, I’ve met my family in New York. During that trip, for the first time, I could try the most famous invention of XXI century, which is Selfie Stick.