La Quinta Inn & Suites Columbia NE Fort Jackson
Travel Blogs from Columbia
... up and the taxi driver inside there started saying how lucky we are that god sent him to us so that he could take us and all our bags to uni. We had been told by numerous people that we were in the buckle of the bible belt of America but didn't really know what they meant. Now we knew.
We told him the address the international office had given us. Unloaded our stuff. Dragged it inside. It's the wrong address. So we had to walk the rest of ...
... red highlighted the street scape. Don't know what specie but not eucalyptus even though the smooth trunk reminded us of just those type of trees. Lots to look at from stunning street lamps with flickering flames, to topiary, great doors, window shutters, pastel coloured facades and just enormous southern mansions intermingled with smaller wooden houses. Just great and so unlike any other American city. And no way you could ave ben any where else in ...
... in 1930 or so. A bit like in Australia where a 100 year old building is deemed historical but not so interesting for us who have seen a lot older stuff and the surrounds were quite ordinary too with just open fields and trees. Sa elks from a distance but no beers! Cars drove at a snail's pace which was highly annoying. A one way loop with pull outs only. No over taking possible. Weather grey and chilly but no rain. In summer one ...
... around some. We went by the State House and looked at the statues/graves/monuments surrounding it. Once we walked through that all and had seen some of the more historic parts of the downtown where General Sherman marched through, we walked down and up and around Main Street. At this point we were starving and went for a late lunch at Mellow Mushroom at about 2 in the afternoon. This was a long lunch though with ...
... to Columbia proper, the first time I'd had a chance to see it. She showed me the University of South Carolina, where she went. It was funny to see that university campus roads and parks look the same in any country, it looked the same as mine. From there we drove out to the outskirts and we found a restaurant for dinner. We picked it almost at random, and lucked out. Pearlz turned out to have one free booth, the last one that happened without a wait for it, and we got ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking