- It’s been a month since my return to Cape Town, but I still have some pictures to share of my visit to the States. A quick trip to Washington DC at the end of March was an introduction to early spring on the East Coast. It was surprisingly warm and the cherry blossom trees were in full bloom.
- As I was only there for a day and a half, I kept on the tourist route – wandering among the neatly kept garden paths of the National Mall, the Capitol Building and the various Smithsonian Museums. The capital is beautiful, but the center of the city is too well-kept for my comfort. I felt out of place in the immaculate cleanliness of this grand place. The timing for my short visit was perfect, though. The cherry blossoms were magnificent. The collections of the Smithsoniam Museums are fantastic – and the fact that I did not have to pay entry fee at any national museum made the experience even more enjoyable.
- Tip for tourists: I took a bus from NYC to DC – only $50 for a round tip. Definitely the cheapest way to travel, very reliable and fairly comfortable.