Washington, D.C. Journals

Spring in Washington DC

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A travel journal to Washington, D.C. by nilgun

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Spring in Washington DC

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The Mall Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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We visited Washington DC on several occasions. One of the loveliest time to visit is during late March, early April when the cherry trees are in bloom. Especially when there is the kite festival. It is so much fun to sit under the white/pink blooms and watch all kinds and colors of kites fly in the blue sky. Quick Tips: Don't forget that Pierre L'Enfant, who was the city planner, designed the city centered around the US Capitol. US Capitol is at the center and streets on its north, west, east and south start from 1. We forgot this on our second trip. We were looking for 11th and E Streets for our hotel instead of Northwest of the city at the Northeast. After driving around in some scary ...Read More

Washington Marriott

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Hotel | "Marriott Washington Westend"

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Marriott Washington Westend is located in the Georgetown section of the Washington DC. In the walking distance is the metro station and various restaurants. We liked the location of the hotel a lot, as we could just walk to the crowded streets and mingle with the locals. But forget about driving. On a Sunday morning we circled around the Georgetown District and couldn't find a single free spot just to park for couple of minutes to buy éclairs from a French bakery. However, around the hotel there was free parking available on the weekends and we were told the area was pretty safe. The hotel was full with visitors from al...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 13, 2004

Washington Marriott
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, D.C., United States 20037
202-872-1500

Marriott Washington Dulles Airport

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Hotel

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Spring ... One of the loveliest seasons to visit Washington DC. Late March, early April the National Mall attracts many with the blooming of the cherry trees. In order to witness the beauty of the cherry blossoms my husband and I decided to meet at Washington DC. He caught a plane to the Dulles airport and I drove from Charlottesville. We met at Marriott Washington Dulles Airport which was located at the Dulles airport. As I drove my car up to the free parking lot of the hotel, the airport shuttle that brought my husband was leaving. When my husband was checking-in the receptionist told him that his room was one...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 1, 2004

Marriott Washington Dulles Airport
45020 Aviation Drive
Vienna, Virginia 22180
(703) 471-9500

Penang Malaysian Cuisine

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Restaurant

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Penang is a Malaysian restaurant with a very modern/hip atmosphere. The first thing we noticed when we entered the restaurant were these metal, square sheets that were put together in a square composition. Attachments on the sheets seemed like plumbing fixtures that held candles. I told my husband that this decoration reminded me of the projects you see in the TLC Trading Spaces interior design show. The restaurant seemed to be designed for the twenty-thirty crowd with a bar near the entrance. As we arrived early there were not many patrons in the restaurant. The dining room had dim lighting and in every table a gas lamp was lit. The table had linen cloth, nice Japanese plates, white line...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 31, 2004

Penang Malaysian Cuisine
1837 M Street North West
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
(202) 822-8773

Food Factory II

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Restaurant

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Food Factory II is not in Washington DC; rather it is in College Park next to the University of Maryland campus. The restaurant's main clientele is students, faculty and staff. The entrance is like a store with packaged goods and some deserts. A little further, on the right side is where you order your food, Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm, there is all you can eat buffet of Afghani food for $6.25 (there is a limit of two helpings). The cuisine is very much like an Indian cuisine, where there are plenty of vegetables (garbanzo beans, spinach, vegetables in curry) for vegetarians, and dishes with meat for the rest of us. After ordering we sat in the dining area and waited for our name to be ca...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 8, 2004

Food Factory II
8145 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, Maryland 20740
(301) 345-8888

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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Attraction | "National Museum of Natural History"

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This was our second visit to the National Museum of National History . During our first visit we only had time and energy to visit the Snakes and Skeletons exhibit. This visit we spent more time. We toured the exhibits on both floors and attended an IMAX movie on T-Rex. We started our tour at the newly opened Kenneth E. Benning Family Hall of Mammals. This exhibit was very cool as there were many different species on exhibit (most of them were stuffed, but that is another topic). My favorites were the cats as I am a cat lover. A leopard that carried an impala to a tree to eat, a ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 31, 2004

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th Street & Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC
(202) 633-1000

National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden

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Attraction | "Piano Concert at the National Gallery of Art"

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We were walking back to our car when we noticed people entering the West Building of the National Gallery of Art. We thought maybe the museum was going to close late that night. When we entered the museum the exhibitions were already closed. However, we noticed that more and more people were entering the museum. We simply followed the newcomers and found ourselves at the West Garden Court of the National Gallery of Art for a piano concert. Although it was early, around 6pm, (the concert starts at 7pm), most of the nice seats were taken. The first rows of seats in front of the piano were reserved, and most of the other seats did not have any view due to big columns. My husband found ourselves tw...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 11, 2004

National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden
4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20565
(202) 737-4215