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So this is Washington, District of Columbia. The nation's capital...
Last night I reached my hostel just in time before check-in was closing, I tried to walk as fast as I could from the subway station and to my surprise I actually did not get lost once!
The hostel is nice and old fashioned, has a bathroom en-suite and my bunk bed neighbor is a girl from Stuttgart, what a coincidence. When I tell ...
... side is meetings with the First Lady. From here we could see the Washington monument building, however the base of it is currently under maintenance from the 2011 earthquake. Our next stop was the Lincoln memorial, this was quite a bit further away but was amazing to see, it was huge and normally overlooks the reflection pool and the Washington monument however it was drained at this time. The next stop was the Arlington ...
... street names to remember. We were staying only 1 night at the Fairfields Inn and Suites. But it was money well spent as it was a beautiful Hotel with great service.
After checking in a bit early, we got ready to head out and see Washington for the afternoon. Continuing on down H Street we walked through Chinatown and numerous authentic looking restaurants including Wok n Roll. Classic.
Eventually we reached the famous White House. The icon of Washington, ...
... spied a sharp shooter up on the roof, although the Police told us it was a chimney sweep!
From there we headed to the Washington Monument which was covered entirely with scaffolding and also had a high fence all around it so that we couldn't even get close to it. I read a sign that said the monument had been damaged in an earthquake in 2011 which was why there was scaffolding up. It's going to take until 2014 to repair ...
The weather in Washington DC is both hot and humid, so thankfully the museums and historical locations provide a cool and fascinating reprieve during the day.
The sights in Washington are all very impressive. The Washington Memorial is undergoing restoration at the moment so is covered in scaffolding but is still very impressive , especially illuminated at night. It provides a guiding pillar that ...
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