Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield
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This morning was another early morning as we headed off at 6am to catch the Amtrak train from Penn Station, NYC to Union Station, Washington DC. The train journey took 3 hours and was really enjoyable. It was interesting to see the many types of landscapes and towns we passed through on the way. When we arrived in Washington, we purchased a hop on hop off bus ticket and took off to see Washington. It's amazing how many government buildings there are. ...
The first thing I noticed about Washington DC is how neat and tidy it is. There are early morning street sweepers everywhere, and I even saw a man with a leaf blower removing leaves from a manicured section of grass in a public park (how futile). However, I am sure that you wouldn't need to venture too far out into the 'burbs and things would look grubbier. This is an extremely well planned and well laid out city, intended from the start in 1791, to ...
The Air and Space building is a giant museum which holds some of the most accomplished pilots' aircrafts and some of the most amazing space ships and shuttles in known history. It is another of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington. You can see many famous planes like Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega 5B which she nicknamed Little Red Bus and ...
... to change and lie down! Apparently I smelt like a boy who had been playing football in the street! Mohamed went to Target and got us juice, veggie sausages, and chocolate peanut butter!! 5aaaaam!!!! We made dinner together. After food, we booked our bus tickets to New York. I got Boltbus on Friday at 3:30pm and Mohamed got megabus on Saturday at 3pm. I fell asleep like a coma patient and hours passed with me unconscious! Mohamed ...
... br> We arrived in Washington at about 1am local time and jumped in the shuttle for the hotel, our room is huge as far as hotels rooms go, nice big studio overlooking an alleyway :-) anyway, we dumped our bags and headed out to find something quick to eat. It was about 2am local time by now but since we flew over the date line on the way here it was still Saturday night and town was going off!
We grabbed some chips from this tiny kebab shop down the road from ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility