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... From here, we got the metro to the Capitol building, which is the spectacular domed white building which houses the United States Government. Across the road was the Thomas Jefferson Building (the Library of Congress), and next to this, the Supreme Court, both equally impressive buildings.
The Capitol itself though definitely takes some beating. We originally only planned on a few photos from outside, but after both needing the toilet, decided to go in. Again, ...
... Compared to the variety of bars we found in Philly, the area of DC that we visited certainly didn't inspire me. A couple of drinks in, I headed back, and to bed.
First thing on the second morning was to check out the US Capitol. This was also free, and as well as having access to the grounds and the inside of the building, we were also granted access to the viewing area of the House of Representatives. We debate over which side ...
... of a turkey dinner with an oyster bake. It was really great to see a typical family Thanksgiving which would be very similar to our Christmas dinner. The similarity ended with desserts though as pies are the done thing here with apple, pecan or pumpkin on offer. They do so much with pumpkin here from pies, to toasted seeds on salads or add it to make a traditional fall (autumn) coffee. The kids played games in the evening ...
... juice and coffee. There was also yoghurt and cereal if we wished. So cheap. Once again it was really difficult to find a radio station that was not country. We stopped for morning coffee at a "service plaza". These places have "gas" and food. We had Starbucks - 2 bagels and 2 coffees for $7. We had a pretty good run until lunch time. Stopped for lunch at a Western Sizzlen restaurant that played country music. It was something out of a tv ...
... Everywhere I went, I was "very beautiful. Can you take a picture with me?" or just "very beautiful *camera shutter goes off without my permission*". Because I am white, it was assumed that I am a native English speaker, which made it acceptable in some people's eyes to shout "hello!" at me in a mocking tone. If I didn't reply in Chinese, it was "because she's American, obviously she can't speak Chinese." If I did reply in Chinese, it was "wowwwww how long ...
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