Monthly Archives: September 2014

New York City Sightseeing Day 3 – New York, USA

Our tour guide on the boat yesterday suggested walking over the Brooklyn Bridge (Steve probably could have killed him at this point ) so today we, we being the royal we decided to do that first up. It is like … Continue reading

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New York City Sightseeing Day 2 – New York, USA

After a late start due to watching the last day of the Ryder Cup get underway we again headed to the subway. Internet coverage in the subway can be a bit patchy but Steve checked the Ryder Cup progress every … Continue reading

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New York City Sightseeing Day 1 – New York USA

New York greeted us with blue cloudless skies and a temperature of 31 degrees today. A perfect day for a stroll in Central Park. We caught the metro to Times Square and then a connecting train to West Central Park. … Continue reading

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Buildings in Washington D.C. – District of Columbia, USA

The District of Columbia was created to serve as the permanent national capital in 1790. Within the District, a new capital city was founded in 1791 to the east of a preexisting settlement at Georgetown. The original street layout in … Continue reading

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Museums in Washington D.C. – District of Columbia, USA

The Smithsonian is 19 world-class museums and a zoo—plus 9 research centers. These museums and the zoo are free to enter which is fantastic. They are so well run and staffed with very helpful people willing to impart their knowledge … Continue reading

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Monuments in Washington D.C. – District of Columbia, USA

Washington, DC is a city of monuments and memorials. They honor the generals, politicians, poets and statesmen who helped shape the country. Although the most famous monuments and memorials are on the National Mall, you will find statues and plaques … Continue reading

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Arlington National Cemetery – Virginia, USA

This morning we took an Old Town Trolley Bus tour around the city to orientate ourselves with the many neighbourhoods and sights. We went on all three lines to start with – the orange line being the National Mall and … Continue reading

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