Today I will take you to the capital of the United States- Washington DC.
Before visiting such a place I would surely recommend you to do some research so you can have a general idea about where you are and what you are looking at.
We have spent 2 days in Washington DC which was totally not enough time but it is enough to briefly visit the most famous and important places. The time went by really fast so everyone tried to get the best memories and experiences from it. And I think we did a pretty good job!
Probably one of the most famous places in Washington DC with the beautiful view of the Washington Memorial.
Then we moved on to Jefferson Memorial. I was expecting a ton of people to be walking through this city but actually, there were just a few tourists.
Welcome to the bus in which each of us has spent like 10000 hours. We had two buses full of people all around the world which was pretty cool. Firstly, we taught each other how to say “hi, how are you, my name is…” As we became better friends we change our interest a bit. We started to care more about weird phrases and swear words. Yes, it is really a necessary to know that kind of stuff in 30 languages. You know, just in case.
The best part was when some of the other languages had the same words as my language does. Of course, they had different meanings but sometimes it was just too ridiculous. But hilarious.
Afterward, we went to the Holocaust museum. Honestly, there are interesting facts in the museum but I feel like Americans couldn’t put the “real pain” into the thing like this because it didn’t happen to them. It was more like a history textbook stuff printed out on big posters.
They handed us these “passports”. All of them had different people from the Holocaust with their life stories there. We had a chance to meet one old lady wich experienced the Holocaust and we could ask her anything. Although I didn’t feel it is right to ask her about something terrible like this, so I didn’t ask anything.
We had a little over 2 hours to spent in the museum. Then we were supposed to get back into the buses. Oh, yes… we were also supposed to walk in groups of three or more. Do you know who walked as an individual? Me. And all the chaperons were looking for me all over the museum because I got into the reading too much I haven’t noticed time was passing by. But they found me. Eventually…
The next stop were the Smithsonian museums. They told us that we will have time to visit only two or three of them but my friend from Indonesia (miss u Raska), Cecil from Germany and me were ready to take the challenge and visit all of them. I mean, I was there for the first and maybe the last time in my life so why would I see the most I could?
After the whole day of walking, we have finally ended up in the hotel. Waking up early and going to sleep really late is not the best, but it was totally worth it.
We have begun the day by visiting the WW2 memorial. We could see the Washington memorial from almost every other place. Everything in the Washington DC is kinda in the same area.
After this, we visited the old theater where Lincoln was shot. There is a small “room” in the corner where it all happened.
This is the Arlington National Cemetery where thousands of the US army members and some of the US presidents and their family members buried.
I totally enjoyed Washington DC and I absolutely don’t regret going there. Although if you don’t care about museums and memorials and parliament buildings you will (most likely) find it boring because that’s pretty much all you can find there. NEW YORK is more fun. We also saw The White House but we were far away from it and saw only the back side. Mainly because something was going on inside and the guards didn’t let anyone go closer. Usually, people are able to go way closer. It was better than nothing tho :).
I will never forget the people, memories, experiences, constant laughter, being almost forgotten in the museum, and all the love that was shared. And of course, I will remember the bunch of useless words in Finnish, Indonesian, Danish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, etc. FOREVER.
I hope you enjoyed to read about it because I really enjoyed being there!