Cherry Blossom Wonderland

During the New York trip recently, there were a couple of days that I had to myself after my friends had flown back to California, and before my family arrived in Manhattan. Originally, I had planned on taking it easy for these couple of days. You know, walk around Central Park and read a book, go to a coffee shop and read a book, wander aimlessly through the city. But, just my luck, the Cherry Blossom trees were actually blooming…
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Studying at Library of Congress

DAY FIVE // Did you know that the Library of Congress, the most comprehensive library in the United States, is a working library? Meaning, you can get a library card and get access to some parts of the library. On our last day in Washington, D.C., Rachell and I ended up spending most of our day surrounded by old textbooks, in a place where so many great minds have partaken in studies themselves. In that sense, it was surreal to think…
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Eating Where the President Ate

DAY FOUR // Somewhere, I seriously thought I read or saw something that gave me the idea Georgetown was a quaint little neighborhood within Washington, D.C. This was not the case at all. When Rachell and I went to Georgetown in an early morning, the place was hustling and bustling with cars in traffic, and with people in their shopping-fast-walk. Turns out, downtown Georgetown was not what I pictured at all. The streets were full of stores, mainly those you…
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That Time the Pentagon Helped Me

DAY THREE // And on the third day of being in the Capital city, things took a turn for the worst. First, it started off with missing our first subway train exit of the day. We decided to just continue on to the next train stop that just happened to be the Pentagon. Then, when we got off and resurfaced to the upper grounds, the wiiiiinds were super strong. Our hair whipped back and forth savagely, and our ears and noses got super cold that…
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Walking around the National Mall

DAY TWO // On the second day, Rachell and I wanted to cover as many monuments as we could. The nice thing about Washington, D.C. is that it’s actually a fairly small city (I’m comparing this to Los Angeles) and a lot of the important monuments and landmarks are clumped together in an area called the National Mall (close to the White House). Thankfully, the AirBnB we were staying at was just a quick bus ride away from the main…
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