5 Reasons To Visit Washington

The United States Capitol building.

The capital of the United States of America is one of the most visited cities in the country and in the world, despite the fact that in the city there are no nightlife and no crazy shopping. Most likely, you have your own reasons to visit Washington, but maybe you still do not surmise them. A Escondido Exterminator who is also my friend was explaining more about it. He said that:

History and Patriotism

After spending a week in Washington, you can learn about the history of the United States more than after taking a geography course. The points of the informative program are the following: Library of Congress, which can be visited by anyone over 16, Mount Vernon, where George Washington lived and worked, National Mall with all the memorials and monuments, Ford’s Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was killed. And be sure to go to the Newseum with several cinemas, where you can watch mini-movies about the history of journalism, as well as a virtual newsroom, where you can try yourself as newsmen – reporter or editor.

Policy

A trip to Washington may be the best trip of your life. It’s not just a capital, but also the center of American political life. The Capitol, the White House, and finally the well-known State Department – all these can be found here.

Lots of light

Washington can boast 300 days of sunshine a year. Paradoxically, most tourists come to the US capital in July and August – a time when the temperature constantly exceeds 30 degrees above zero. During these months, the main attractions have the largest queues, so plan a trip in the autumn or spring: the weather is more comfortable and you’ll spend less time on waiting.

Natural world

There are a lot of opportunities for healthy outdoor activities in Washington. You will not regret if you go for a day to the Great Falls of the Potomac, which can be reached by bike with a picnic basket. You can spend time in Rock Creek Park, with the planetarium and riding school. From the late March to mid-April, sakura trees blow in Washington DC. As in Japan, all kinds of festivals and cultural events are held in the city during this period.

Weekend with children

Once Washington had a reputation of the criminal city, but in the last 10 years, it has become one of the safest in the US, so it is perfect for a family trip. And children will like it: the US capital has a huge zoo with pandas, the Museum of Natural History, Air and Space Museum, a huge botanical garden. The access to all these wonderful places is absolutely free. Among Washington’s restaurants and cafes, there are many pizzerias and snack bars with a menu for children.

What To Bring From Rome

140423-roman-aqueductPlanning a trip to Rome? You have already made a list of sights you intend to visit, booked tickets and a hotel. We recommend thinking about the souvenirs that you can bring back home. It should be done beforehand, as it will save your money. Moreover, you can find some shops near your hotel in advance. My friend  What to bring from Rome? We will explain what souvenirs you should pay attention at. My uncle who works at Weed control Jackson TN was giving me more information about this which is as follows:

Leather products

Of course, where to buy leather shoes, bags, and other products as not in the capital of Italy. There is a huge choice of leather goods here. You can go to the markets and small shops, where you can buy excellent leather handbag, belt, gloves and much more at a very affordable price; in the authentic shop, where several generations of some Italian family are working on hand manufacturing of shoes; or you can go to the boutiques, where you will find not only quality products but also a great name, drawn on them. Your choice depends on the size of your wallet.

Italian food

Perhaps, the best-loved goodies from Italy and Rome in particular – are food products.

  • Cheese

How can you remember all the varieties of Italian cheese? Almost every city and region have their own varieties and production technology. But there are “kings”, which are known to every cheese lover, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano Mozzarella, Ricotta, Mascarpone, Gorgonzola, Pecorino Romano, Grana Padano, Caciocavallo, and many others. You should bring the authentic Italian cheese not only as a souvenir, but also for yourself.  

  • Olive oil

Of course, olive oil is a national product of Italy. Italians love it and know how to make it. Over 10 varieties of olives are grown in Italy. They all have different characteristics, respectively, oils obtained from different varieties of olives, differ from each other. It will be difficult to understand this abundance by yourself, but it is necessary to pay attention primarily to the class.  The best one is Olio extra vergine di oliva. And look at the bottle for the DOP icon (Denominazione di Origine Protetta), then you can be sure that you’re buying oil of excellent quality.

  • Pasta

Spaghetti, fettuccine, foam, rigatoni, tagliatelle, cannelloni, trophy and more than 350 types of pasta… Of course, most types of pasta (and even Italian ones) can be bought in your city, but still, you can bring pasta of unusual shapes and sizes, in beautiful gift boxes, multi-colored or even black pasta.

Religious gifts

The proximity of the Vatican – the residence of the Catholic Church lead – stipulates that in gift shops in addition to the usual souvenirs you will find religious products. Crosses, rosaries, holy water, and much more.

Books

Rome is an amazingly photogenic city, so any book with pictures of the city will be an elegant gift. Such books can be easily found in bookstores or gift shops. Separately, we want to highlight a series of books called “Rome Reconstructed”, which are sold everywhere. This is a very interesting book that clearly shows the initial look of the city building, including the Colosseum and Temple Mount.