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Philadelphia, Atlantic City NJ, Washington DC

sunny 24 °C


Just arrived in Nashville after a 14 or so hour overnight Greyhound trip from Washington DC, not the best experience of my life but i was expecting worse. Bus was 90 minutes late which meant hanging round the bus terminal, not the nicest of places. Somehow the bus made up time on the journey so we arrived on time. Planning on spending a few days here then moving on down to Memphis and New Orleans. We've done so much in the last week it feels like we've been away a lot longer than we have. After New York we got the train to Philadelphia, stayed there for 3 nights and it was great. Stayed in the Apple hostel in old town which was only a few minutes walking distance from loads of tourist attractions that we didn't know existed like the liberty bell? Apparently a big deal over here. Also checked out the Philadelphia art museum where they filmed the famous Rocky scene where he finishes off his run by running up the museum steps. At the top of the steps you get great view of the whole city. Old town was also great for bars and clubs. We did a bar crawl with all the guys from the hostel and the staff and it was a great night. The places they took us to were selling beer for 1 buck or less and one was even giving out free pizza.
So after leaving Philly we headed to Atlantic City New Jersey.. Big Mistake! The place itself wasn't too bad, pretty much a massive board walk with loads of tacky casino/hotel complexes such as the "Trump Taj Mahal" but the hotel we booked was shocking. It was like something from a horror movie, no joke. So we stayed for one night, had dinner at Hooters and then got the hell out of there a day early. Atlantic City is probably worth a day trip or at best one night but only if you can get a room in one of the complexes.
Checked into Washington DC a day early which wasn't a bad thing as there was so much to do there and its all free. It rained everyday except one but that didn't matter too much as a lot of the stuff to do was inside. We went to the white house, capital building, Lincoln memorial and Washington monument which were all awesome. Spent a day at Washington Zoo which again was free, and we went to the American history and natural history museum which were both cool and FREE. Could have spent another 4 days in Washington and still not seen it all. Opposite our hostel was a great bar called Millie and Als which sold slices of pizza for a buck and 1 dollar beers on Wednesdays, we went there everyday. That's all for now, I'll try and do another in Texas.

Posted by ElliotWebb 14:50 Archived in USA

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Glad to hear you're having a great time out there, everyones so jealous! Mum just received her presents and burst in "happy tears". She says thanks and she misses you loads! We all do.
Have fun...
Lots of love

P.S. Keep your eyes peeled for some stray Kings of Leon :D

by Molly-May

Great stuff guys, loving reading the blog - just a bit jealous! Keep having a great time and keeping us posted on your adventures

Piper xx

by Piper

Very interesting. You are finding both "the best and "the worst". Love, Continue to enjoy and keep well.

by alex / dottie

Good stuff E Dawg, surprised you hadn't heard of the Liberty Bell though?! No Bruce monuments in NJ?

Do some Elliot vs. Food challenges in Texas! xxx

by Sean

You seem to be most impressed by the $1 beer and pizza so far...you sound just like a Wild!

by Holly

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