Visiting Arlington, VA :One of the most beautiful experiences Arlington, VA is a beautiful place to live. On or near the DC Mall, which can be reached by the Metro train, these popular exhibits, all free, so no money is needed except for train
fare and dining.
Author: Kamala Budhathoki 'Sarup'
Visiting Arlington, VA :One of the most beautiful experiences Arlington,
VA is a beautiful place to live. On or near the DC Mall, which can be
reached by the Metro train, these popular exhibits, all free, so no
money is needed except for trainfare and dining. One could
spend a week in each of these exhibits and still not see everything in
them. Air and Space if you like technology, old and new.
gives a lot of US history as covered by the newspapers. Smithsonian for
lots of US history with interesting exhibits of each topic. Holocaust
museum for a history of the destruction of the Jews in Europe during
WWII. If you like western art, then there are the National Gallery of
Art and several other art museums there.
Asian art is at the
Sackler and Freer Galleries. Fantastic collections there that I often
visited when I lived here. Not too much time is required for a visit to
the National Archives, ifYou want to see original copies of
the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and
commentaries on these documents. Outside of DC, the best IMO is the
round trip boat excursion from Georgetown dock to Mr. Vernon. Cost is
$40 for round trip, including the entrance fee to Mt. Vernon. The view
from the boat is outstandingand the trip is a relaxing one.
One could also reach Mt. Vernon by bus or car, which is quicker and less
expensive, but not as interesting.This visit
occupies a full day. There are lots of places to eat at these exhibits.
This is a good time. of the year to visit because the visiting children
are back in school.
During the summer vacation, June through August, the
museums are overrun by students of all ages from all parts of the
country. It is chaotic to visit during those months.If you
have an auto and lots of time, you can visit the Baltimore harbor,
Gettysburg, PA Civil War site, Annapolis, MD, Eastern Shore of MD,
Colonial Williamsburg, VA. All are interesting places to visit that I
have seen in the past.Details of all these
places are available on the Internet.
There are no train museums around
DC that I know of. The one that I visited a while back is near
Lancaster, PA, which is a long way from DC.
Journalist and editor Kamala Budhathoki Sarup specializes in reporting news and writing stories covering Freedom, Peace, Public health, Democracy, Women/Children, development, justice and advocacy from her location inside the United States. Human rights, anti-terrorism, and economic development are also part of the work. She is an editor for mediaforfreedom.com. (To promote freedom, democracy, anti-terrorism, Literature, women rights, public health, peace and empowerment (http://mediaforfreedom.com) has a strong role to play). Its activities support in societies undergoing crisis and changes. Ms. Kamala Budhathoki Sarup has also written numerous reports which includes "Women's Empowerment", Prevention of Trafficking in Women Through Media," and "Efforts to Prevent Trafficking for Media Activism." You can see her work online now via her website http://mediaforfreedom.com/. Kamala is a regular contributor to Cape May County Herald. Kamala also was a regular contributor to UPI- Asia News. She also published two Stories collections and several poems. Her interests include philosophy, feminism, political, socio-economic and literature. She also is experienced in organizational and community development. http://mediaforfreedom.com