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We arrive at 4:20 in Washington D.C. and head directly at to the South African Embassy located at 3051 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008. While there my team, the Justis league of Brina and Justis (JLOBAJ) meet up with team Awesome sauce stew (ASS). We see things such as the Embassy itself, a Neslon Mandela statue, and trees. While in South Africa
Things we learned at the embassy:
... officer (I can't remember his credentials) introduces the new guard to the tomb - squeaky shoes, giant gun, scary booming voice and all. It was very special to watch.
After the ceremony, we went and found the tombs of John F. Kennedy and his family. It's a gorgeous view from where they are laid to rest, with giant marble plaques with his speeches carved onto the surface, surrounding the area. It really is a pretty place, despite the ...
... which was so cool cos we could see all around DC! Then we had to walk (according to google a ten min walk) for a million miles towards the Capitol building because they were closing off the building for a meeting ... Hoping that we would catch a glance of Obama we didn't mind. Alyssa had arranged for us to get a tour with one of her friends interns. So we had to go to a senators building to meet her, bearing in mind everyone is in suits and heels, converse and denim hot ...
... is a big lobby type area that's circle with a life size elephant standing in the middle. That was a sight to see in itself. We started wandering through the animal section of the museum and there's not really a word to describe it. It was truly mind blowing. So many different animals but what amazed me more than anything was the poses they had been put in to create the display. There were lions attacking deer and giraffes licking their lips and things like that. It ...
... family who would be hosting my over Thanksgiving. I took the bus into town and the grabbed the MetroRail out to the suburbs where they met me. People seemed really happy on the train as they head back to their families for their 4 day holiday. On exiting the station a guy was playing festive songs on the steel drum which made people smile even more despite the rain. It had been raining since yesterday afternoon and continued to rain well into the ...
Other places to stay in Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda | 3 star hotelfrom $87
One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda | 4 star hotelfrom $117
- Very disappointing
- Usually Stay Here for Business at NIH
- Great Place for a Short Stay:
5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda | 4 star hotelfrom $99
6711 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda | 4 star hotelfrom $120
7335 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda | 3 star hotelfrom $139
8400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda | 3 star hotelfrom $79
8130 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda | 2 star hotelfrom $97
7740 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda | 3 star hotelfrom $98
7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda | 3 star hotelfrom $122