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Arlington National Cemetery is a great idea, a place close to the capital for those who served their country to be buried. There are now around 400,000 in the cemetery with many burials still taking place every day. Although a cemetery it's much less depressing than a battlefield cemetery since most buried at Arlington died of natural causes well after their service.
I visited once as a teen on a family trip in 1981 or so but ...
... at everything , however at the last minute decided to go in and get on the last tour for the day and we were grateful that we did go in as was by far the standout for the day. All the rooms are tastefully decorated with using lots of sandstone and marble and by far the stand out was the central dome which is massively high even on the inside and a beautifully painted Fresco. There some notable statues of Presidents surrounding the base , however didn't see one of ...
... headed back to our rooms so we could chillax. Well chillax we did, we had a few drinks before heading to dinner, which we missed the shuttle from our hotel. Bt the driver took us anyway. He got a good tip!!! LOL Well we were walking to the Irish pub from where the bus dropped us off and came across a Gap outlet shop. Oh what fun!!! Drunk shopping the girls called it!!! LOL. We finally made it to the pub for dinner and ...
... people in NSLI-Y have a lot of freedom, so these are some things that I hope I will get a chance to do with my Xiamen exchange buddies:
- Go to the Library at the University of Xiamen. It is absolutely gorgeous.
- Visit Gulangyu Island and the Shuzhuang botanical gardens. Also completely breathtaking.
- Go to the Wanshi botanical garden. Again, beautiful.
- Go to a multitude of tasty restaurants. One of the ...
... walked and walked... and it was fabulous. What a wonderful city to tour on foot - it is just filled with majestic buildings - it's a funny juxtaposition that you feel like you're in a beautiful, stately European city but DC is the literal heart of the US and about as apple-pie-American as you can get. There are huge American flags flying everywhere and their incredible patriotism is well and truly on display. We went to the War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, walked past the ...