The first time I traveled to New York, I’ll admit I was expecting somewhere grittier and more… ’80s. I suppose I mostly stayed in Midtown Manhattan, which is probably the least “gritty” area around. So I was immensely pleased to glimpse this great industrial view while waiting on the street for a bus to D.C.


NYC extravaganza – part D.C.

After my week in NY, I boarded a bus for DC, where I had a work meeting on Friday. The meeting didn’t take too long, and my plane didn’t leave until late in the evening, so I spent the afternoon wandering the city. I spent most of my time around the national mall, seeing everything from the White House to the Smithsonian to the Capitol Building. The area is deceptively large – I assume it was some kind of joke by the city planner (Pierre L’Enfant). Luckily I discovered a bike rental hut about halfway through the day, which gave me more time to see the whole thing!

And now… a photo tour of my visit:

I ended the day by spending a few hours at Kramerbooks in Dupont Circle. Aside from a great selection of books, they have a little cafe where I enjoyed a fantastic bison burger and the last delicious beer I will be having for some time.

I won’t bore you with the details of my 48-hour flight home, and I didn’t get any good pictures of my overnight in Doha. But stay tuned, because next time I will post a special b-roll tour of NYC!