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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Feeling Patriotic in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. DAY ONE // I’m not sure when it was that I saw photographs of the Cherry Blossom trees blooming amidst Washington, D.C. and its monuments, but I was amazed. All this time, I thought that the only time I would ever be able to see something so spectacular would be in Japan, but being able to experience just a fraction of it in my “backyard” seems like an amazing trip all on its own. Since then, I have been dreaming…
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Reasons Why #iloveny

Out of all the places I have traveled to so far, the most time I’ve spent in is Manhattan in New York City, totalling around 2.5 weeks. Yes, this place is so expensive to visit. Ridiculously expensive. And yet, putting cost aside, New York has so much to offer, that I think anyone can have a fun time in this city. In the words of Taylor Swift: Walking through a crowd // The village is aglow // Kaleidoscope of loud heartbeats // Under coats…
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Down A Slippery Slope

As soon as I heard we were going to Salt Lake City (or rather, in the area), the first thing that popped into my head is SNOWBOARD! Seeing that I’ve never snowboarded in my life, it seemed best to take a lesson first. Right nearby the Hyatt Escala resort that we stayed at, is a school called Canyon Resort. There, I opted for the full day beginners lesson that lasted from 9:30am – 3pm, and includes lunch. I was so…
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