I and my girlfriend Renate visited New York in the summer of 2014. Washington D.C. is located relatively close to New York, so we decided to visit the capital as part of a guided day-tour.
It took a few hours by bus, but we brought entertainment. And the guide peppered us with interesting facts every now-and-then on the way. We also had a coffee-stop in Delaware. That means we technically had feet on the ground in three entire states during that holiday!
D.C. is another city that I have seen depicted in media so many times that I feel like I could find my way around there from memory.
Still, it was amazing to finally see all these things in real life. These buildings and parks seem almost fake to Norwegians who are used to just seeing them in movies. So it was quite a trip to actually walk through them.
The tour then brought us along to Madame Tussauds and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Madame Tussauds was fun, but the one in London is far better.
The National Air and Space Museum was amazing, and I wish we had a lot more time there. Considering that the Smithsonian is a more uniquely American thing, I think it would have been better to drop Tussauds for more time at the National Air and Space Museum.
I want to return to Washington D.C. one day, solely to explore this museum more!
This was a fun day trip, but it felt good that we were heading back to our hotel after such a long day of walking around.
After getting on the bus, the tour guide put on the movie ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ for us to decompress with as we drove back to New York.