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... some suburban streets, where the real people live. Washington CBD is filled with 3 types of people: Those with ID tags, security and tourists. Deb and I feel we should have worn our WACA membership cards in order to fit in. Most of the people doing menial jobs seem to be african or hispanics. No different from before the civil war.
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... top) floor. They supplied towels (which is nice, but I do have my own. This is a distinct difference between European and North American hostels. In Europe you bring your own or you will have to shake dry, here they are supplied with your linen). There was liquid soap and shampoo in the shower. The thing I really disliked about the hostel was the other clientèle, namely vast amounts of children. It seemed many school groups were staying ...
... Vietnam, Korea... We saw Obama lift off in his helicopter from the White House. And we spent a few hours at the National Gallery of Art. There was a Gerry Winogrand show which was great. It had an interview of him.
At the end of the day, we had a meal at a dive dinner. The guy seemed pretty upset that we walked in the diner. Handed ...
... 5hr trip with no problems, even found the underground walkway with no problems and didn't have to go out into the cold. We even got on the train with no problems, very comfortable, warm and you just sit and watch the scenery go by, it was all white. We got to Washington with no problems, we found our way to the taxi with no problems. Our taxi driver did get a little lost but only a little so no ...
... back of a Camp America type thing. I headed back out to find a bar showing the Washington Redskins pre-season football game. The street I'm on is supposedly the main strip on this side of town. It is an eclectic mix of classy bars, downbeat pubs and regular shops hidden behind metal bars and anti burglary devices. Quite a few places were showing the game without sound, but I managed to find a place that had the full works. Not quite the atmosphere I ...
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