Saturday, August 26, 2006

Sightseeing in Washington

The key to sight seeing in Washington is to get up early before the heat really hits, we started the day by walking up to the US captiol to get a free ticket for a tour, although you don't get to see much it is still a good experience. Then we ventured up to the Library of Congress, which is massive.

We headed towards the Eastern Market, but I didn't realise that there the numbered streets repeat in both the north and south parts of the city, so we ended up the wrong end of town but managed to find a festival that had the most amazing soul food. The heat was getting too much so we went back to the hotel for a siesta.

Unfortunately we didn't pre book a tour of the White House (you have to go through the British embassy) so we went to have a look around the white house centre and then headed up to have a look from the outside.

Luckily we found two amazing places in the evening, a mexican restaurant in Capitol Hill, a very friendly american saw us looking at our rough guide and asked if we needed help. She told us about a great mexican and then we went to Murky coffee for a coffee.


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