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... off to find the metro. We bought a SmartFare card (basically an Oyster card) but not without any hassle. First the machine wouldn't accept our cards because they're foreign- a very odd concept at an international airport, then when we tried to pay with cash, we found it wouldn't accept 20s and had to go to the currency exchange to get some $10 notes! Eventually we set off with our cards in hand and made the 30 minute subway journey to the stop near the hostel. Luckily it was only about ...
... homes that were well maintained, where character and charm are forever preserved.
Here are a just few of many highlights included in our walking tour, the pictures tell the rest of story:
- Dumbarton Oaks, a Federal-style mansion owned by Harvard University. We did not have time to go inside, but the mansion contains a huge collection of pre-Columbian and Byzantine art.
- Mt. Zion cemetery where ...
... by the ornately decorated ceiling. Seeing the Reading Room with my own eyes was breathtaking. And I absolutely loved seeing a first edition Gutenberg Bible. The Civil War exhibit didn't end up being as interesting as I expected. While there were lots of great stories told - I had anticipated more interesting/historic artifacts.
As a side note, we saw tours around all the museums we visited and listened in on a couple of them. None were ...
... you just went to a four star restaurant.
I'm digressing. I'm not here to talk about homicidal maniacs and terrorists and their ability to blend into any crowd. I'm hear to have some fun! Yeah. So with that I will do battle with the security guards and airline check-in lines and all the nudniks that populate Washington DC to get out of the country and verify is Ljubljana is in fact a doppelganger of Cleveland minus the bad sports ...
... Makes me go quiet. The employees of the cemetery we meet along the way, mostly military people in uniform, are helpful and immediately ask whether we have any questions. We did ask how they can stand the heat in the uniforms but get the reply "once you sweat through it it's ok". Good for them! With extremely sore feet we reach the entrance again and find our way down to Foggy Bottom (what's in a name) where have lunch at The ...
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