#19 Washington DC
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Washington DC is the capital but how much do you know about it? I did not know much before I went there. It is easy to conclude that the city is named after the first president but what about its history and sights?
Actually, I thought at the beginning e.g. that the national mall is a famous shopping mall.
I soon found out that there are most of the important memorials in it.
This trip startet out different as my flight was 14 h delayed what are not so good news if you are already at your gate. The next (bad) surprise was that I my destination airport was BWI what is the one of Baltimore, the capital of Maryland. So I took the ARMTRAC to DC and was glad as I found myself after another bus ride finally in my hostel room. Next day I had difficulties to find the tour guide as there was a marathon because of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. I swear you, every third time I'm in a city there is some running event that causes for me problems because of road closure.
Washington D.C. is in that season wunderful with thousends of blooming cherry trees. The former present of Japan makes some areas look especially beautiful as for instance the Tidal Basin is surrounded by hundreds of those trees.
The only big issue is that it gets so crowded around noon that it is nearly impossible to move around it - so be early if you want to enjoy a relaxing walk.
There are so many events going on around the cherry blossom festival and even without it there are in DC so many sights and free museums that it is hard to decide what to do.
I was though astonished how little the United States Capital is as I walked within less than 15 min over to Virginia. Some other things like the Lincoln Memorial looked tinier than in most movies, too. Although,