New York City. The Big Apple. It's so good they named it twice. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. It's Times Square, Broadway, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Empire State, Statue of Liberty. It's the city that never sleeps. It's, well, exhausting.
Not that that's a bad thing, it's just that sometimes you might want a little down time. Just a quiet moment to yourself, without the bustling crowds or the noisy honking of traffic and hiccupping sirens disturbing your tired old brain - is that too much to ask?
Enter TranquiliCity. An iPhone app dedicated to guiding you to the quietest, most relaxing secret spots in New York. Based on creator Allan Ishac's New York's 50 Best Places to Find Peace and Quiet, it not only lets you in on the serene sites but guides you to them too, using GPS and maps. From day spas to libraries, meditation centres to quiet restaurants, the app provides a photo, a paragraph about the site and notes on opening hours and fees.
As much as I lobbied for it, Recombu just wouldn't send me to New York to test it out for myself. Obviously it's not much good to me here in London Town (my nearest tranquil New York location being 3440.8 miles away) - but rest assured, next time I find myself in New York, New York, I'll be making good use of it. Over Wi-Fi, of course. I'm not made of money.