Tales of Washington, DC and Newseum

This is a useful repost of my recent trip to Washington, DC:

I need to doubleup on this blog as I didn’t write anything about Sunday night. Here’s goes nothing.

Yesterday, after a quick lunch at the apartment, we headed to Tyson’s Corner, a mall in McLean VA, where we did some holiday shopping. There were some great deals at Macy’s, so I didn’t have to spend too much money on gifts. After several hours of shopping, we dined at Sandia, a mexican restaurant, that was moderately priced, and moderately tasty. Once we finished, we headed home as some of the gang had to work today and much of this week.

Today, I got off to a late start. I was a little bit tired (and preoccupied about my girlfriend’s visit to Colombia). But I eventually dragged myself out of the apartment into the twenty-four-degree weather of DC. I headed to Chinatown to get some dim sum, but I couldn’t find the restaurant on my iPhone (and the 80mph wind gusts were freezing my ears), so I stumbled into an inexpensive Chinese eatery where I had a quick meal. It wasn’t anything to blog home about, but it did the job. Next, I found my way to the Newseum. It’s completely dedicated to the historic moments of America’s past. There, I watched a short film in 4-D about innovations in reporting and saw a 9-11 exhibit. It was quite interesting. I may go back tomorrow as I didn’t have much time to spend there.

I met my friends for dinner at Raku, one of the first restaurants at which I dined when I came here for college almost seven years ago. I had the fried calamari, a spicy tuna roll, and a miso soup. Very low-carb for sure. We topped-off the night by seeing Frost/Nixon (they stole the title styling from Nip/Tuck). It was very well-done and Frank Langella (Nixon) and Michael Sheen (Frost) gave superb performances. If you haven’t seen it, I would recommend it.