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Seven Days of DC: Obligatory Tourist Post

As I stood in front of the Kennedy’s gravesite and the Eternal Flame, I felt like I was back in Dallas, listening to the days following JFK’s death through my headphones in the Dealy Plaza. The Arlington National Cemetery, and all of Washington DC for that matter, is an explosion of everything I knew only through books and movies. I walked to Robert’s E. Lee’s House from JFK’s gravesite and from the Arlington National Cemetery to the Lincoln Memorial. I visited the Martin Luther King Junior Memorial, which was a short walk from the Korean War Veterans Memorial. I saw the original Star Spangled Banner after visiting the National Holocaust Memorial Museum and haven’t found a more effective way of feeling very small while putting things in perspective than visiting the memorials and museums of Washington, DC. Bring it on, 2015. Continue reading

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Seven Days of DC: Navigating the District.

I was so fortunate to be able to ring in 2015 somewhere I have never been. I can now cross Washington, DC of the list. The trip was a combination of a fun, new adventure and learning. I was able to experience a lot of what DC nightlife had to offer, on top of being a typical tourist of the District, visiting museums, monuments and other National Landmarks. Like every new place, there came a new challenge of trying to navigate and gain a sense of direction. Continue reading

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