We spent in New York City the best time ever. We arived there on 22.12.12 and stayed for 7 days there. For 28.12.12 we had our train tickets booked to Washington D.C. Being in Nairobi we thought that a week is enought in New York. How NAIVE were we. Still being in NY we missed it so much. We didn't want to leave it for Washington even for 3 days, but unfortunately we had already booked the train tickets and hotel in Washington.
So sad and mad sat we in the train that took us to the USA Capital city. We had no expectations at all. We were already missing NY.
In our case having no expectations was really good thing for our later experience. Actually we LOVED this city, its museums, streets, architecture, famous landmarks, especially Georgetown neighborhood (I will dedicate to it a separate post). And we definitely look forward to visit it again, but next time we will devote much time to exploring Washington, because 3 days were not enought.
First thing that varied greatly from NY was Metro stations. They had much more room and the feeling was that we were in some kind of a space ship.
Second good impression we got in Mariott Hotel. This is our favourite chain of hotels, after we tried it for the first time in Petra, Jordan. On the ground floor it has Sturbacks Cafe, and it was just next to Metro Center Station and MACY'S department store, H&M, Forever 21. China Town was few block away, within a walking distance. All major landmarks, such as White House,
Third thing that was noticed immediately, that it wasn't so cold as it was in NY. The main reason Manhatten was so freezing is because of constant draughts and not to forget the fact that Manhatten is washed by the river from both side. I may not be right, so you are welcome to correct me.
However one can't build his jugements about one city comparing it to another. Washington seemed to me very peaceful, balanced and calm city. There were few people on the streets, in the stores, in public transport. It was full only iside Museums (a separate post will be dedicated to our visit to a museum).
Now, enjoy some of our photos.