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  • Day15

    Tour of the Capitol

    November 14, 2017 in the United States

    We did a tour of the US Capitol building in the afternoon and it was fantastic. It is a beautiful building with a lot of history. The dome that sits on top took 11 years to contruct and sits 88 meters high.

  • Day151

    Congress is in Session!

    November 15, 2017 in the United States

    We had an amazing day in Washington DC! Started with our tour inside the Whitehouse- East Wing, then walked down the grassed Mall with memorials and monuments, quick trip into the Smithsonian Institute and through to the Capitol building for our tour- an amazing and beautiful building. In the Capitol building where the US Government sits, we were able to sit in on both a session in The Senate and also Congress. Late afternoon over to the Library of Congress just before it was closing-we happened to be in the lift with a gentleman from the library on his way out and so he was wonderful and took Meaghan, Bek and I on our own personal little tour!- highlight of the day!!Read more

  • Day1352

    USA Tour - Washington

    November 24 in the United States

    Much more relaxed day today, woke up at 10am to watch the Liverpool v Watford game (we won 3-0) after that I went to check out some museums - the African American history museum and the American history museum. Both are well worth a visit and they’re both huuuuge! But the time I had done those 2 it was almost 5pm at which time most of the museums close so I decided to go get a drink by the capital one arena as I had NBA tickets for the Washington Wizards later on. Came across an Irish bar by the stadium. It was shit but it was better than nothing and after a 25 minute walk in the pouring rain anything was better than nothing. Had a few beers then went over to the area to watch my first NBA game.

    Verdict; it’s not for me

    From being charged almost $15 for a beer to $15 for a hot dog and some fries to watching a game which stopped every few minutes the overall experience just wasn’t for me. The game didn’t get good till the final 2 quarters and even then it was pedestrian at best in terms of pace of the game. However I would recommend it if you’re ever in the states, it’s a different experience from any football or rugby game I’ve ever been to.
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  • Day1353

    USA Tour - Washington

    November 25 in the United States

    Woke up today to watch the Formula 1 (Lewis won) after that I did the museums I didn’t have time to do the previous day. I did the air and space museum which was fucking awesome! Would recommend!!! Also did the Native American history museum which was cool, a real eye opener as I didn’t realise how badly they where treated. After that I went to Capitol Hill which is much better than the Whitehouse. Unfortunately with it being a Sunday I couldn’t go in but it looked brilliant at night. Then I was white trailer trash and went to hooters for some food. Don’t care what anyone says if you want a few beers, watch some sports and have good food there isn’t much better places!!!Read more

  • Day1350

    USA Tour - Washington (Thanksgiving)

    November 22 in the United States

    Literally just got set up in my hostel in Washington after an 11 hour coach journey from Boston. My legs are in agony, I’m also pretty certain I have DVT!

    Anyway, left Boston this morning at 9:30am and on my walk to the station the entire place was like a ghost town. Didn’t see a single person. I was quick to get away from my room as I met the other person staying in my dorm for the first time and she was an ‘energy healer and cleanser’ she visits sacred locations around the USA and helps brings ‘positive energy’ to those locations.... I couldn’t leave quick enough.

    The journey here wasn’t pretty uneventful, I watched a series on Netflix called ‘conspiracy’ which kept me entertained the entire way. Did manage a glimpse of Philadelphia and NYC on my journey though.

    Got off at Washington union station and the idea was to walk to the hostel as it was only a 25 minute walk or so but... Jesus some weirdos around there. From the time leaving the coach to getting outside I was approached by 6 randomers just talking gibberish. Was a bit strange, not so much scary but definitely strange. Also when I got outside the place was dead - everyone is at home for thanksgiving, so I thought it would be best just to get an Uber to the hostel. First time I’ve gone for a room as big as 10 so we’ll see how that gets on.

    I guess I’ll just chill in the hostel tonight as everywhere is closed for the night - but tomorrow I am off exploring.... an already explored city!
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  • Day15

    White House

    November 14, 2017 in the United States

    We did a White House tour and got to hang out with Trump while Melania made us grilled cheese. We got to see quite a few historical rooms in the mansion but nothing too juicy.

  • Day14

    A monumental day in Washington DC

    November 13, 2017 in the United States

    Monuments and memorials in DC including the Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jnr, Korean War, Lincoln and Einstein. They are all spectacular and very majestic.

  • Day322

    Washington DC

    August 30, 2016 in the United States

    Nach einer Busfahrt über Nacht sind wir in Zentrum der Macht angekommen. Von hier aus regiert noch Präsident Obama die USA. Besonders am Weißen Haus mangelt es an Sicherheitskräften nicht weiter, so wurden selbst wir auf dem Bürgersteig abgewiesen. Jedoch gab es noch eine Menge anderes Zeug zu sehen und zu unserem Glück hatten alle Museen etc. bei der extremen Hitze eine Klimaanlage. Apropo Museen, davon gibt's ausreichend hier und alle sind zudem noch kostenlos. Drei davon haben wir sogar geschafft.
    Am Abend haben wir wie üblich in deutscher Runde im Hostel zusammen gesessen und ein Bierchen getrunken. Als die Nachtruhe in Hostel immer näher rückte, lockte uns der Besitzer mit kostenlosen Bier außer Haus ... war ein schöner letzter Abend in DC.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Washington, D.C., Ουάσιγκτον, WAS, 워싱턴 D.C., Vasingtonia, Vašingtonas, Waszyngton, 20001, Вашингтон

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