2 Girls storming Washington DC and Richmond

Tripoto
9th Oct 2013

White House

Photo of White House by Gargi Vishnoi

White House

Photo of White House by Gargi Vishnoi

Capitol

Photo of Capitol by Gargi Vishnoi

Lincoln memorial

Photo of Lincoln memorial by Gargi Vishnoi

Capitol Hill

Photo of Capitol Hill by Gargi Vishnoi

The Washington Monument

Photo of The Washington Monument by Gargi Vishnoi

Lake at Capitol Hill

Photo of Lake at Capitol Hill by Gargi Vishnoi

Vietnam War Memorial

Photo of Vietnam War Memorial by Gargi Vishnoi

Tat shop

Photo of Tat shop by Gargi Vishnoi

One tip to travel America- Travel in Amtrak, the countrywide rail service which is immensely comfortable and fast. One of the major highlights of our trip was the train journey From New York to Richmond, Virginia. If you are into travelling small towns and exploring small lanes and streets, cafeterias, local pubs and festivities Richmond is a rich place. It offers a tranquilizing spirit in it's environment and air. 

Washington DC is a regal place if you are lucky enough to see the museums and not get caught in U.S. Govt shutdown. We were there. And it wasn't pretty. I peeked in and could just see the tusks of the mammoth in the Museum of Natural History. Washington DC is architecturally amazing and very easy to travel. We relied completely on our feet to carry us around and we saw so much more than we could on a sight-seeing bus.

Photo of Richmond, VA, United States by Gargi Vishnoi
Drool worthy enchiladas with huge huge portion size. TIP- Share it. Best part of American eat outs is the free refill and free nachos!
Photo of Edgar Allen Poe Museum, East Main Street, Richmond, VA, United States by Gargi Vishnoi
Blanketed by twinkling lights over head and small little shops running parallel to each other, it is a merry street offering a variety of food and entertainment. If you are spontaneous enough, go get a tat from Loose Screw.
Photo of Cary Street Road, Richmond, VA, United States by Gargi Vishnoi
We followed some Chinese tourists into the Senate and to our utter surprise they were admitting tourist to see running senate session in session at Capitol Hill. Remember not to carry any liquid, it won't be allowed inside. The place was swarmed my people protesting against Govt shut down too!
Photo of Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, United States by Gargi Vishnoi
Photo of Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, United States by Gargi Vishnoi
Photo of Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, United States by Gargi Vishnoi
An eerie spot with names of thousands of American soldiers who served in the Vietnam war. You find war veterans narrating their war heroics and stories to the tourists. Catching a chat with them if intriguing.
Photo of Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC, United States by Gargi Vishnoi
This tower was under construction when we went but does not fall short the the marvel it exudes. It has various myths around it.
Photo of Washington Monument, 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States by Gargi Vishnoi
Hello Obamas! White house can be seen two-way. frontal and the rare view. Both have their own perfection in beauty and grandaure.
Photo of The White House, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, United States by Gargi Vishnoi
Photo of The White House, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, United States by Gargi Vishnoi
This place has the BEST wraps you will ever eat. It is a heaven for vegetarians! I got 3 sandwiches packed to eat the following day, it is that good.
Photo of Smithsonian Information Center, Washington, DC, United States by Gargi Vishnoi