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Washington DC – a city of politics and monuments

We never booked anything for our trip. No hotels, motels or airbnbs. And I was happy that we didn’t because we were free to explore as long as we wanted. The only date we had to keep was the departure, everything else was negotiable. That plan already worked to our advantage because we wanted to […]

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The Amish Country

Pennsylvania Amish

The Pennsylvania Amish of Lancaster County are America’s oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a centuries-old “Plain” lifestyle. We just wanted to see what they look like. We heard about them and saw them on tv. Witness, starring Harrison Ford was filmed in a village like this. There is civilization among some Amish, with […]

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Philadelphia – a quick stop to see the birthplace of American democracy

Philadelphia was just a short drive from New York. We picked up our rental car in Newark Airport early in the morning. Our AirBNB host was kind enough to drop us off there. We only spent maybe 3 hours there. Basically caught the lat tour of The Independence Hall. The building which houses the Liberty […]

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Princeton – an oasis in New Jersey

Our next destination after New York was Washington DC. It’s actually only a few hours drive but we wanted to see a few other places that are on the way. The Amish country, a huge shopping outlet, and Princeton University. New Jersey looks poor. The streets are dirty, the infrastructure run down, the cars were […]

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New York City – Can’t wait to go again

New York City

I almost didn’t go. Took a long time to be persuaded to go to the USA. When I was making plans for the trip, I allowed 3 days for New York. I thought it would be plenty and I wanted to see more of the rural area of the States. Also wanted to spend a […]