2018 USA Trip – Week 5

Week 5: Super Late Update Edition.

Week 5 has seen a few roller coaster rides with two failed late night Skype interviews due to bad internet connectivity. Turned out video chatting with people across the globe is still a hard problem 💔⛑️

I was back in DC on Sunday and visited a few more places.

First stop was the Arlington National Cemetery, a 624 acres burial site for US war fighters dating all the way back to the Civil War during the 1860’s. I got to watch the hourly changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown that commemorates the unknown dead soldiers in past conflicts and visited the John F. Kennedy gravesite.

Next stop was the Lincoln Memorial where I had photos taken with Mr Lincoln, like a real tourist 😄. The Washington Monument still reminds me of Spiderman: Homecoming…😄🕷️

We then visited the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and went to the Shake Shack for lunch. It was probably the best fast food I have ever had 🤤🍔🥛.

I made a quick stop at a bookstore after lunch where I flipped through their books and decided on nothing 📓📗📘📙🔖.

I spent the rest of the afternoon at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. It has a lot of cool stuff like gems and rocks, skeletons of different creatures, along with ancient artifacts and mummies and lots of other cool stuff. The place reminded me of the Night at the Museum movies!

The day ended with a ride back on the metro and a nice bath in the bathtub 🛀.



This is a post originally posted to my Instagram account. In the interest of preserving the weekly photo journal for my US 2018 trip. I am republishing them here on my own blog (with corrections and sometimes new photos).

Original post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BlZSPK7laL9/

By Benjamin Huang

Software developer, photographer, gamer, food junkie and music lover.

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