• Alexandra Wendt

Washington, D.C.

I've always wanted to visit D.C., and one of my best friends from college happens to live there, so I finally found an opportunity to spend a long weekend in our nation's capital!

capitol, washington, dc

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I love visiting big cities. I grew up in a fairly big town, and right outside a city, but not in a big city, so they've always been fun to visit. D.C. was also my first experience using an American metro system, and it was weird to think that I'm more familiar with the public transportation system in Europe than in my home country.

The best part, of course, was getting to see a friend I hadn't seen in nearly a year and having a local show me around like a pro.


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Other highlights included getting to do a "moonlight tour" of the monuments, and my art history side adored my visit to the National Gallery!

washington monument

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lincoln memorial

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national gallery of art

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D.C. is very walkable, and since I grew used to walking around in Europe and came to love it, I missed it a lot in my non-walkable, Midwestern hometown. We were exhausted after spending a whole day going through Georgetown, but the fun shops and sights were worth it.


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I would rank D.C. among my favorite U.S. cities, right by San Francisco. New York, though fun to visit, was too crowded and hectic for me. As my lovely host and local put it, D.C. has the big city opportunities of New York, but in a quieter, more manageable way. I loved it, and I can't wait to return one day!


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