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Simple tips for when travelling with Families

Simple tips for when travelling with Families

"family travel"We all know it can be problematic travelling long distances with young children, with the numerous temper tantrums, toilet stops and toddler troubles. However, fear not, this article outlines a few simple travel planning tips that you can prepare in advance to ensure your vacation goes smoothly. Ensuring you are fully prepared before embarking will mean getting the most out of your kids. Continue reading “Simple tips for when travelling with Families” »

Official Inauguration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in DC

Official Inauguration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in DC

"Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Washington D.C."Already present in the US capital with engraved famous line “I have a dream” on the Lincoln Memorial stairs, Dr. Martin L. King has finally got his own spot among numerous memorials in Washington, D.C. On 16th of October 2011 thousands of supporters joined the official dedication of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. Continue reading “Official Inauguration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in DC” »

Where politics happen PART 2: the White House

Where politics happen PART 2: the White House

"The White House"During my year abroad in Washington D.C. I have not been able to go for the tour around the White House. For the American citizens, the requests for the tickets for a tour around the White House must be submitted through one’s Member of Congress. However, for citizens of foreign countries, they have to contact their embassies in Washington D.C. for assistance in submitting a tour request, but there is no mention, which countries are not allow to enter the White House, as I believe some kind of restrictions are in place. Continue reading “Where politics happen PART 2: the White House” »

Where politics happen PART 1: The U.S. Capitol

Where politics happen PART 1: The U.S. Capitol

"The U.S. Capitol"The U.S. House of Representatives has just passed debt-limit bill. If that bill is going to help American economy is debatable. However, with the latest news from the American Capitol and Obama encouraging everyone to support the debt-limit bill, I have decided that it is a good time to write about two most famous man-made landmarks in the United States as well as two most recognised buildings in the world, the White House and the U.S. Capitol. I will start with the latter, following with the post on the White House Open Garden Day. Both of those Washington D.C. landmarks have witnessed a number of important American history evens as well as the American and international policy making. Continue reading “Where politics happen PART 1: The U.S. Capitol” »

A day to remember. Joint Service Open House Andrews Air Show

A day to remember. Joint Service Open House Andrews Air Show

"T-45 jet plane at Andrews Air Force Base"Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, United States situated 13 km east from Washington D.C. is an official home to a presidential plane Air Force One and is best known for its special air mission to transport senior government and military leaders of the United States. What is more, every year the general public gets the rare opportunity to get a closer look at advanced capabilities of the U.S. military services. The public is invited to attend the annual Joint Service Open House Air Show, which I and my friend Justyna attended back in 2009. It is one of those amazing weekend events you can attend for free in America organized by the government.

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My beloved Washington D.C.

My beloved Washington D.C.

Just before the 2008 presidential elections I flew to the United States "Agata at the Lincoln Memorial"for a compulsory year abroad as part of my degree. I had chosen one of the universities in Washington, D.C. and it soon appeared to be one of the best decisions in my life. Besides studying I managed to visit a few places on the East Cost and get to know D.C. inside out. Due to the amazing sights, atmosphere and fabulous people I got to share it with, D.C. became my home, my one year long  ’American Dream’…

Anyone who has visited Washington, D.C. was blown away by the number of monuments… and the amount of concrete used to build that city. Please find below a selection of some of the monuments.

 

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