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  1. Free museums in Washington DC – the Smithsonians

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    Free museums in Washington DC – the Smithsonians

    Sep082010

    The American capital is different to other cities in the States because there are lots of free museums in Washington DC. I visited another of these yesterday afternoon – the Smithsonian American Art Museum which also incorporates the National Portrait Gallery.

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  2. Ben’s Chili Bowl – a Washington Institution (plus lots of culture)

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    Ben’s Chili Bowl – a Washington Institution (plus lots of culture)

    Sep082010

    Yesterday morning I visited the first of what will be many museums here in Washington DC. This was the National Building Museum. Like most of the ‘big’ museums in DC, it’s free. And also, like most of the ‘big’ museums in DC, there’s a lot to cover.

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  3. Today’s Photo: Modry kostolik or the Blue Church, Bratislava

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    Today’s Photo: Modry kostolik or the Blue Church, Bratislava

    Sep082010

    Today’s Photo of the Day on Hostelworld.com features Modry kostolik, the stunning Blue Church you’ll find in Bratislava, Slovakia.

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  4. Eating out in Washington DC – a visit to Chinatown

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    Eating out in Washington DC – a visit to Chinatown

    Sep072010

    Not far from HI Washington where I’m staying is Chinatown. And I’ve been told that if I’m looking for places good for eating out in Washington DC then I should set my sights there.

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  5. Landmarks in Washington DC – where to begin?

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    Landmarks in Washington DC – where to begin?

    Sep072010

    After seeing movies such as Forest Gump and In the Line of Fire over the years, I’ve seen the US capital in many movies over the years. And from them I know that there are many landmarks in Washington DC. Today I went on a tour of them.

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  6. ‘Only in Liverpool’ podcast now live on Hostelworld.com

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    ‘Only in Liverpool’ podcast now live on Hostelworld.com

    Sep072010

    During my trip to Liverpool, I recorded a series of podcasts at three of the city’s top attractions. And I’ve put these interviews together in our ‘Only in Liverpool...’ podcast.

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  7. Today’s Photo: The impressive exterior of the Rathaus, Vienna

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    Today’s Photo: The impressive exterior of the Rathaus, Vienna

    Sep072010

    Today’s Photo of the Day on Hostelworld.com shows the impressive exterior of the Rathaus or Town Hall in Vienna, Austria.

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  8. Nightlife in Washington DC – a bar with a lot of beers

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    Nightlife in Washington DC – a bar with a lot of beers

    Sep062010

    I didn’t manage to call around to the President of the United States last night. Instead I decided to see what nightlife in Washington DC was like. Around the downtown area it’s pretty quiet from what I could see, but I did find one bar with a lot of beers.

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  9. Today’s Photo: George Washington Statue in the Public Garden, Boston

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    Today’s Photo: George Washington Statue in the Public Garden, Boston

    Sep062010

    Today’s Photo of the Day on Hostelworld.com shows the George Washington Statue in the Public Garden in Boston, one of the top destinations in the US.

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  10. My first train ride in the US of A

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    My first train ride in the US of A

    Sep052010

    In all the times I’ve been in America, I’ve never taken a train ride anywhere. That all changed today though. I’m now in Washington DC but rather than fly here, I took the train.

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