Saturday, December 8, 2012

2012 Winter Trip: First part of Washington, D.C

Good day folks!
I want to quickly blog about my US trip before 2012 ends, hehe.
 
Washington, the capital city of US is the first stop for our US trip, but it's only a short stay, only one night. But I think we covered those famous spots already.
 
Knowing that we are going to Washington, President Obama was re-elected a day before we reached Washington. Wakaka *muka tebal* :P
 
Hubs and I at Toronto airport, taking Air Canada to Washington, the flight is about 1 hour plus only

Upon reaching Washington, we had our lunch at one of the shopping mall

CVS pharmacy. I really love the express checkout system! Just scan your own items and pay, very quickly done, certainly can avoid waiting at the long queues at the cashier

We passed by the Pentagon

The national mall and memorial park, also the Washington monument. Photo taken in the coach 
 
 
Then we arrived at the White House, the official residence and principal workplace for the president of US. Of course we can't go in so this is the nearest spot to take photos.

There were constructions in the front

Saw a group of people with their cool bikes! Hmm not sure what is it called though :P


 
We also walked around the place and got closer to the Washington Monument, built to commemorate the first American president, General George Washington.
You may notice there are several shots which I sat on the grass. I don't know but I find these pictures very natural, hehe. I don't mind to dirty my pants! :P



Squirrels are everywhere and they are very daring! Unlike those at our countries!


Very strong wind! But Washington is slightly warmer than Canada, weather is still tolerable for me there




Next station was the Lincoln Memorial, built to honor the 16th president of US, Abraham Lincoln.




Hah! I have seen enough of the huge him in movies (such as Night at the Museum & Transformer), now finally get to see him in real person!


The Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument is somehow at the same line...

The background is also one of the scene you might remember in the movie Transformer

;)
 
 
After visiting this place, we gotto walk all the way to the other side to take the bus. It was a very long evening walk, probably about 2-3km?
Here's me. How, got look like celebrity or not? Kekekeke *blek*
 
There's still another post of Washington which I'll share next, after that, it'll be all about NYC! So please bear with me ya! ^^
 
Related travelogue:
Part I: Niagara Falls
Part II: Helicoper ride

45 comments:

  1. America now! Woot~~

    This place is like the home for all US presidents, huh?
    Sort of like our Putrajaya?

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    1. Did you count how many presidents you "visited" in a day? Kekeke!

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    2. Yvonne, yea cause its the capital ma!

      LOL, err I think 2? :P

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  2. Hi Hayley,

    You are very lucky to visit Washington DC; home of the Presidents. Was it guarded strictly? I wonder how they could live inside with all the tourists walking around.

    Oh the photo sitting on the grass are nice. Who took the photo of the two of you? That person must be kind.

    The Abraham Lincoln statue? That's my favourite! I saw it in the movie too (night at the museum). Too bad you stayed there for one night. If more, probably you'll see many other interesting stuff in Washington DC.

    p/s: Have a nice day Hayley.



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    1. Willie, yes very strict. We cant go any closer.

      It was one of the tour member who took the photo for us ;)

      Haha, actually Washington is quite boring.. :D

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  3. fuyoh, the celebrity went to DC and took so many photos!! got one look very celebrity lah, photo #17..

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    1. Haha thanks for the compliment ya! :P

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  4. so just a short stay in DC and basically you spent most of the time around the National Mall and Monument.. haha, yeah you reminded me of the movies.. not only Transformers but many others lah..

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    1. Yea many others but Transformer more famous ma!

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  5. yeah I like the idea of that express checkout, just "toot" and pay, but then would there be somebody who intentionally left few items not "toot"?? haha.. that could cause problem too..

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    1. Well I think thats unavoidable, but may be just a rare few cases la~

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  6. yeah with such nice weather, it's nice to sit on the grass, gives a more lively feel to the photo.. if can, I also would like to lay on the grass and look into the clear blue sky, how relaxing!!

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    1. Yea but grass field at our country dirty or not? =P

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  7. Can't remember what the bikes are called too but its available in malaysia now.

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  8. Hi, your trip looks like so much fun! May I know which tour agency you took?

    Thanks! Have a nice day

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    1. Hi there!
      The agency this time is The Best Experience, situated at Jln Raja Chulan, KL.

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  9. wow, a nice and fun trip! Wish I have a chance to melancong there also.

    P/S: So who is taking care of your baby? :-)

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    1. Alice, well may be you will!

      p/s: My MIL and SIL ;)

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  10. Oh that's Abraham Lincoln the real Vampire Hunter. Think the new generation knows him as the Vampire Hunter than the President haha. tQ

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  11. Squirrels always everywhere when I in UK! miss those cuty pie, Malaysia one not cute at all. The Abraham Lincoln was the most famous, always see in movie only, so nice u can finally saw the real one!

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    1. Yea, squirrels there and here are so much different!

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  12. The squirrel didn't run away when u take picture of it?

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  13. 华盛顿是给我一个很有气质的城市,我是多么的羡慕你呀!!!!!!!=p
    Lincoln Memorial我好喜欢好喜欢!!!有天我也要去!在很多电影看过了,自己到了现场还真的很感动吧!
    我印象最深刻的就是Night at the museum啦,哈哈哈哈。

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    1. 珊,对,我也对Night at the museum印象深刻,因为那个的Lincoln会讲话,哈哈!

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  14. Nice! How come you didn't go shopping?

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    1. Haha, its impossible for us not to shop, shopping post is coming up soon~

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  15. those picture really bring back my memories..
    great places..

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  16. lovely photos. hmm..i always find Washington a bit boring. maybe because it's is filled with lots of government buildings. i prefer NYC, Florida or Boston :)

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    1. Barb, I agree, lucky we were there for one night only =P

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  17. Nice sightseeing photos. Washington for me is all about the White House, Lincon Statue & etc, yes saw many time from the movie haha.

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    1. Vicky, yea those are the popular spots.

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  18. Good! A nice break from babysitting for you. Have a nice time!

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  19. Nice sightseeing...love the green green grass too.

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  20. Pretty warm to me!!! Nice pictures because you are the model in them! :p

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  21. got abit sad feel when see the Lincoln Memorial monument, maybe I am fan of his XD :X

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    1. Kian Fai, how come? Should be happy ma!

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  22. Many pictures are so nice like postcards.

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    1. Yan, yea, the scenery is simply amazing~

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