Trip Start Sep 17, 2006
244Trip End Dec 23, 2008
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I head off to the centre of Washington during the afternoon on the very usable Metro. Proceed to walk round to the front of the White House, lots of tourists posing in front of it. Didn’t see any sign of Bush, I should have called ahead.
For a while I pursue the American dream with a glorious Starbuck Frappo before checking out the books in Barnes & Noble. For the record American book stores have an identical stock of books as their counterparts in the UK, which slightly disappoints me
I travel back to the hostel in rush hour on the red Metro line. Offering my seat to an older local woman who declines, then I ponder whether I should reoffer the seat to others. I decide not to.
Get comfortable again in the hostel on the laptop, began to write up this blog properly. As usual it’s MSNBC on TV, discussing the upcoming election. The woman working here is obviously addicted to politics. I get a slight sense of importance thinking that the seat of government for this nation is just down the road from me.