Here I am, back from my trip to the States! Can't believe how quickly time passed by and I was a bit sad when I had to leave because I really had a good time over there. The first 4 days I stayed at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories on Long Island. It is an incredibly nice place, I can already see myself working there after my PhD studies, haha. It is the first university I know that has its own beach and fitness room. The weather was great, warm and sunny but unfortunately I spent most of my time in the auditorium as I was there for a scientific meeting. Yet I had lots of fun.
Afterwards I went to New York City and what can I say? I am really impressed, I haven't seen anything like this before! Such a huge, loud and busy city but people there were friendly and nice. I had a blast going sightseeing and shopping over there. On my way from Long Island to NYC I stopped by at Ulta in Queens where I did the most damage to my wallet.... Oh wait, that was actually at the Apple Store in Midtown but that is a whole different story. So here I put together some shots of what I got at Ulta, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens and Ricky's. Prepare for some more bottle spam after the jump!