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New York: Day Three & Washington: Day One

I knew this Day business would screw me over >.<

New York Day Three got off to a particularly lazy start and also signalled the beginning of the wedding festivities, with a crapload of people and food.

After watching Argentina whoop Mexico, I headed into the city with my cousin and his mates, specifically [well not really since I don’t know the exact name of the place] ‘The Village’.

Ah, The Village. It’s quite easy to sum up really; 5 shots for $10! I think you can extrapolate the kind of night that I had from that, but the added bonus was $1 pizza slices [yes! $1!] and fries with crazy jalapeno sauce!

I woke up today with a pretty bad hangover, and of course, it had to be a very early start to train it to Washington.

First reactions of Washington; a WiFi hotspot that actually worked at the gorgeous looking Union Station, and, HOT as hell. Like, mid 90s and extremely humid.

I played the model tourist today, and it felt like Washington was made for it. It really is a beautiful looking city, with picturesque parklands and water features surrounding historic buildings like the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and World War II Memorial. In comparison, The White House was a total disappointment, since they’ve become extremely paranoid and stringent on the procedures for getting in and getting a tour; i.e. having to book it months in advance for a relatively lame tour.

I did see a lot of people on segways and saw later that they do segway tours! That would’ve definitely been a fun way to get around, and speaking of, it didn’t seem like the kind of city that lends itself to sight seeing via public transport, and we ended up catching quite a few cabs, but most were $10 max, so, /shrug

I also finally got data access on my T-Mobile SIM! Some APN info had to be added -_- And yes, this post is being written via gmail on my phone, so I’m expecting some whacky formatting.

Also also, this bed is quite possibly the best hotel bed I’ve slept in!

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9 thoughts on “New York: Day Three & Washington: Day One

  1. Love the content mate.Perhaps organise your blog posts by DAY # first, then each city you visit on that day can be subheadings. Underneath it.Otherwise, I’m hoping you’ve taken a photo of every piece of food you’ve consumed. Viva la Americana Diet!

  2. c0uP says:

    @amandamli: Zomg, you don’t know how excruciating it is travelling with them >.< I am quite sad that I missed the segway tour.@jymmysim: yep, like the idea, might just stick to days. Also, nyet having been capturing all the food, but will try and get a shot of that cheesecake when I conquer it >.<@kazwalla: phew! Pleasantly surprised there were no formatting issues.

  3. Ahmed Baghdadi says:

    I swear if you don’t visit Letterman while you’re there I’ll …… well I don’t know what I’ll do but I’ll think of something by the time you come back!

  4. c0uP says:

    Ok, you still have around 12 days to think of something, not that it should be too hard for you, since, you know… Q_Q

  5. inspiredworlds says:

    washington had lots of cool monuments & the smithsonian musuems to see, all within walking distance. i was there during end of january, so there was not much of a crowd. Def think the Lincoln memorial (where MLK did the "I have a dream" speech) and the war memorials were the most memorable.

  6. c0uP says:

    @jymmysim: Day Four is coming! But I think at the time you posted that, the day was only half finished ~_~@inspiredworlds: Yep, covered some of the Smithsonian yesterday, and it was fantastic; in general, it’s a beautiful city. Will elaborate in the next post!

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