A Day in Washington DC [Travel]

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I went to Washington DC on a business trip. Although I was there for 4 days if I add the hours I explored the city between days I think it adds up to a day. My first impression of the city was, clean, organized, cultured and green. The weather was hot in the day and got cooler at night. If you are planning a trip to Washington here are four things I recommend to do.

WHITE HOUSE
Of course, my first instinct was OMG the White House is here! I need to see where all the episodes of Scandal and House of Cards were filmed. So, I got there and it was full of people taking pictures and selfies. I took a glance at the crowd and we were all non-white! Ironic! I think you need to register months in advance to take the inside tour. So I was happy to just see the outside.
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NATIONAL MALL
This is the second most iconic place in DC after the White House. It is a very impressive place packed with people. The Lincoln Memorial almost feels like a sacred place. People keep shushing others and just stand there reading the Gettysburg Address or his second inaugural address. From there you can see the Washington Monument the famous obelisk. This monument is considered both the tallest stone structure in the world's and the tallest obelisk standing. The National Mall is also home to the Vietnam Veteran Memorial, the National World War II Memorial among others. This place is full of emotions and respect. Since thanks to all these people who fought, we have a free country.
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NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
This was my favorite part of the trip. I love art and history. This place has both. The National Portrait Gallery holds more than 1,600 portraits of the U.S. presidents including Lincoln's, Benjamin Franklin and the newest Omaba's. They also have special exhibitions. The one that caught my attention the most was "Almost Home" by Do Ho-Suh exhibition. He creates living spaces and artifacts with fabric. In the museum, I got to see three different hallways from three apartments he had lived in. The first one is from Seul the second from Berlin and the third one from New York. You can tell the difference. He has also recreated buildings. I was blown away by his talent and creativity. All the details are handmade by him and the bigger aspects are created by a 3-D machine. Here are some of my favorite art pieces. By the way, all museums are FREE in Washington DC! 
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CHINA TOWN DINNING

Like in many large cities, Chinese culture predominates and in DC there is a Chinatown. This place is filled with hip restaurants and it is very close to many museums and arenas. We had dinner at one of Chef Jose Andres’s Restaurant called China Chilcano. This place offers a Peruvian and Chinese fusion. They have “chifa” which is how Peruvians refer to Chinese food. The moment I heard Chifa I was in! On my trip to Peru, we also visited Chinatown in Lima. I am not kidding I had the best Chinese food experience (I have never tried the real deal like in China). This place will not disappoint you! Also, near Chinatown is City Center where you shop designer brands and where you can take a cute picture at the beach ball ally. To see more things thing to do in that area click here





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