This past weekend I traveled to Washington, D.C, arriving late Friday the 15th, 2016. I stayed at a friend who is a local, so I trusted him completely with great places to go and good food to eat. And of course, I had a blast. The monuments and places I visited right on the first day were all within walking distance. Check’em out below!!!

The last few bits of cherry blossoms on the street near the National Mall.

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Abraham Lincoln memorial

Abraham Lincoln memorial

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

 

Outlook to the Fidel Basin right in front of the Thomas Jefferson memorial.

Outlook to the Fidel Basin right in front of the Thomas Jefferson memorial.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

We parked the car by my friend’s restaurant and took the metro to the National Mall and Smithsonian museum area. We started to walk to the Washington monument, the White House, the WWII Memorial, through the reflection pool to the Abraham Lincoln memorial, the Korean war memorial, and then the Thomas Jefferson memorial. It outlooked the Fidel Basin where the cherry blossoms were, and too bad I was a week late to the gorgeous view. Regardless, I had a great time walking… so much that my feet ended up having 6 huge blisters.

*** What I ate: I had Bun Bo Hue and avocado smoothie at my friend’s restaurant (here) after arriving late that afternoon. For dinner, we had some KBBQ at Honey Pig Korean Bbq (check them out, here).

Keep your eyes peeled for the next post to see what I did on my D.C trip day 2 & 3 and then New York!!! Thanks for reading!

Of course, my outfit details:

top: American Apparel (here)

culottes: Native Youth (Urban Outfitters, sold out) similar: here or here

sandals: Vince (DSW)

sunglasses: Ray-ban