25 April 2010
Freezing in New York
I've been in New York City for the past five days, which is my excuse for not blogging. (It's New York! You wouldn't want to be in front of your computer in New York, would you?) I'm not sure there is a more multilingual city in the world. So far, I have not yet boarded a taxi driven by a man speaking in English. (Since the taxis here feature a GPS for the passenger, there is no reason to feign ignorance of English just to get more money off tourists.) From the taxi drivers, as well as from people on the streets, I've heard easily 7 or 8 different languages. To write in only one language about New York would clearly be a violation of that age-old principle that art should mirror life.