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The Travel Book – TRAVEL STORIES – A Tour of Washington DC With An Author

In 2021, we want to give you some special editions of the Travel Book throughout the year. Whilst there is still so many places to write about, I think it is also really fun to write about actual experiences that I have had whilst travelling. There have been so many interesting stories so I thought what better way to celebrate them then by telling you all about them.


A Tour of Washington DC With An Author

When I lived in New York in the summer of 2010 I always made time to go traveling on the weekend. My boss told me about a great cheap way to get to the capital of DC so I felt I had to go for a day to see it.

So, one Saturday at 4am i got up and travelled down from Fordham University to Central NYC to get the Bullet Bus ( which cost approx $20). The journey down took about four hours and I slept the whole way which meant that it went really quickly. The first thing that I noticed about Washington DC when I got off the coach was that it was so clean and tidy. It was like no place I had been before, I didn’t have a lot of time in the capital so I wanted to make the most of it and decided to walk around to see all the sites.

There was so much to see in DC and I loved walking around seeing the places that are so iconic that you always see on television programmes and films such as the Lincoln Memorial. At one point of the trip I got a bit lost and saw a building across the water and because I was tight on time I wanted to know if it was anything that was important to go and see. So I asked a random person if it was important and they told me that it was the Jefferson Memorial and told me that it is very important and iconic that I went and saw it.

The man that I asked for directions actually was going the same way and we got talking, he was an author and he was in the process of releasing his a book about American Politics so it was actually a really interesting conversation. In that time walking he also told me about his travels with his wife to Europe as well. When we got to the monument it really was an impressive venue that I am actually happy I got to see it, the man I was with got very patriotic about the statue which was interesting to see as well. I left him at the statue thanked him and then continued to explore the capital. It was a really interesting place and I hope I get to go and visit it again an get to see things such as the Spy Museum.

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