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Day in Washington

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Hi all, I am writing this a bit late but better late than never. My second day in Washington. And the first day I got a lie in on the tour. Today was metro day . The Washington metro is surprisingly easy to navigate when you gave a map. I went first to the white house well the nearest metro stop was three blocks away. So of course I got ridiculous lost. Luckily I found a nice mother and daughter who pointed me in the right directions. There were the usual throngs if tourist outside the Whitehouse. As well as protesters no war anti nuclear peace to the world as well as Palestinians and Israel protesters. Exactly the type of thing you would find outside downing street. Got some good photos. Next stop DuPont circle a suburb of Washington. Very arty place with a French market that reminded me of Narbourne . Samples of peaches and cheese fresh lemonade. Amazing. I then went to eastern market which where I tour guide Camden came from. Another market but this time indoor thank God air conditioning. I had lunch in a French cafe. I then went to a local mall in China town. Found it very disappointing. And rather scared as there were a lot of gangs around and homeless people and unusually fir Dc no police presence. So I headed back to the metro fairly quickly and back home. It was quite quick turn around met some of the guys on my tour at the hotel. Unfortunately managed to get my arm caught in the hotel door. Painful but only bruised. By the time we went out fir last meal together in georgetown. It was raining with thunder hot rain. Some of us left the restaurant yo find this famous cupcake shop . Two blocks later we found it but it wad closed. We were all very wet . I went back to find another cup cake shop but it wad just closing. By the time I got back to the restaurant i was soaked. That evening was the last on tour so we spent a lot of time in the hotel bar. Signing white t shirts and drinking chocolate martinis. Yum. By midnight I wad done and had to repack my bag.

Posted by alix001 13:13

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