Trip Start Jun 26, 2007
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So I arrived at the HI Washington DC hostel before check-in time, at the reception desk I got a few grunts from the receptionist and a finger pointing me in the vague directions to the locker room, all in the process of never raising here head from watching the TV. Another example, all women can multitask with ease. Maybe it was a riveting TV show but the lack of any signs signifying the clocks go back one hour for winter is inexcusable and as a result I got out of bed far too early for my liking
I did the usually sightseeing stuff -e.g., the White House, Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson Memorial, Capital Hill, the Korean and Vietnamese War Memorial. Although in my opinion the most underrated memorial is Roosevelt Memorial Park. A combination of pink granite blocks, flowing water, copper statues and some inspirational quotes that George Bush Jnr should read regarding his foreign policies. Of all the US cities I have been too so far Washington DC is one of my favourite with the historic marble buildings and the lack of skyscrapers however best of all is that most things are free here including a few museums, a real backpackers haven.
Examples of a few Roosevelt quotes
During my last afternoon in Washington DC I had a game of Ultimate Frisbee on the grassy Mall, with some youths from the local church
On my last night in Washington DC I stumble across my first real crazy American. His beliefs were that Jesus Christ was a Muslim instead of a Jew and had blonde hair instead of brown. Maybe that could be the hidden reason for the medieval crusades . Luckily I wasn't stuck with him long as I caught another night bus to the Georgian city of Atlanta.