Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Big Bus Tours Washington DC


In my earlier post, I used to emphasize the benefits of taking a ride on Big Bus Tours which enable you, as a tourist, to see the culture and lifestyle of the locals and learn about the historical buildings in the country closely, without concerning about the costs and trouble of getting public transportation in order to get there. I enjoyed taking the ride on Big Bus Tours with the concept of open top buses while traveling in Shanghai, China and Hong Kong. 

When I traveled to Washington DC, USA, I took the opportunity to take the ride on Big Bus Tours so that, I could see more interesting places outside the capital besides, visiting those popular Government Administration Buildings in Washington DC.

Big Bus Tours Washington DC offers day and night tours. However, the ticket prices are different for day and night tours. Day tours provide unlimited rides for all the loops within the Capital, Pentagon area and Dupont Circle but the night tour provides two hours ride daily which is always fully booked thus, it's advisable to reserve your seats upon purchasing your ticket. Even though you have booked the day tour but it's more interesting to visit the lit-up buildings in the Capital at night and learn more interesting facts from the local tour guide. 

For more information about the ticketing and tour packages in Washington DC, you can visit the official website of Big Bus Tours: http://www.bigbustours.com/eng/washington/custompage.aspx?id=washington_sightseeing_tour&gclid= 


Blue Loop: within the Government Administration Buildings and on the way to Pentagon

Unique castle concept in Washington DC, USA
Unique castle concept in Washington DC, USA


Verizon Center is a famous entertainment and sports arena in Washington DC, USA
Verizon Center is a famous entertainment and sports arena in Washington DC, USA


Ford's Theatre in Washington DC, USA
Ford's Theatre in Washington DC, USA. This is the theatre where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while attending a special comedy performance.


National World War II Memorial in Washington DC, USA
National World War II Memorial in Washington DC, USA


National World War II Memorial at Washington DC, USA
National World War II Memorial at Washington DC, USA


The statue of Albert Einstein in Washington DC, USA
The statue of Albert Einstein in Washington DC, USA


Thomas Jefferson Memorial is situated within Tidal Basin in Washington DC, USA
Thomas Jefferson Memorial is situated within Tidal Basin in Washington DC, USA


Department of Treasury in Washington DC, USA
Department of Treasury in Washington DC, USA


United States of Department of Agriculture in Washington DC, USA
United States of Department of Agriculture in Washington DC, USA


Passing by a historical Post Office building in Washington DC, USA
Passing by a historical Post Office building in Washington DC, USA


Yellow Loop: Touring the other side of Dupont Circle neighbourhood, Post Office Museum and Union Station

A beautiful home is located at the roundabout of Dupont Circle in Washington DC, USA
A beautiful home is located at the roundabout of Dupont Circle in Washington DC, USA


Another beautiful brick home within Dupont Circle neighbourhood in Washington DC, USA
Another beautiful brick home within Dupont Circle neighbourhood in Washington DC, USA


Touring around the Capital of Washington DC, USA
Touring around the Capital of Washington DC, USA


US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC, USA
US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC, USA


An overview of Georgetown Park in Washington DC, USA
An overview of Georgetown Park in Washington DC, USA


Sun Trust Bank is situated within Georgetown Park in Washington DC, USA
Sun Trust Bank is situated within Georgetown Park in Washington DC, USA


McGraw-Hill publishes many reference books for colleges and universities where the headquarter office is situated in Washington DC, USA
McGraw-Hill publishes many reference books for colleges and universities where the headquarter office is situated in Washington DC, USA


Washington Public Library in Washington DC, USA
Washington Public Library in Washington DC, USA


Postal Museum is situated next to Union Station in Washington DC, USA
Postal Museum is situated next to Union Station in Washington DC, USA


Rows of stores at Georgetown Park in Washington DC, USA
Rows of stores at Georgetown Park in Washington DC, USA


Green Loop: Touring within Dupont Circle neighbourhood and the rows of Embassy buildings.
 
Big Bus Tours Trolley Ride for Green Loop in Washington DC, USA
Big Bus Tours Trolley Ride for Green Loop in Washington DC, USA


High end residential neighbourhood in Dupont Circle, Washington DC, USA
High end residential neighbourhood in Dupont Circle, Washington DC, USA


High end and peaceful residential neighbourhood in Dupont Circle, Washington DC, USA
High end and peaceful residential neighbourhood in Dupont Circle, Washington DC, USA


A British International School is located in Dupont Circle neighbourhood in Washington DC, USA
A British International School is located in Dupont Circle neighbourhood in Washington DC, USA


Washington National Cathedral within Dupont Circle neighbourhood in Washington DC, USA
Washington National Cathedral within Dupont Circle neighbourhood in Washington DC, USA


A big mosque is spotted in Dupont Circle neighbourhood which is situated within the perimeter of Embassy buildings in Washington DC, USA
A big mosque is spotted in Dupont Circle neighbourhood which is situated within the perimeter of Embassy buildings in Washington DC, USA


Spotted Malaysia flag along Dupont Circle neighbourhood in Washington DC, USA
Spotted Malaysia flag along Dupont Circle neighbourhood in Washington DC, USA


The statue at Dupont Circle roundabout in Washington DC, USA
The statue at Dupont Circle roundabout in Washington DC, USA


Night Tour: a special 2 hours Night Tour to memorials like, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Martin Luther King and many more.


Union Station at Washington DC, USA
Night Tour begins at Union Station at Washington DC, USA


A close view of the US Capitol Dome at night in Washington DC, USA
A close view of the US Capitol Dome at night in Washington DC, USA


The US Capital from far away at night in Washington DC, USA
The US Capital from far away at night in Washington DC, USA


Canadian Embassy is the only Embassy building located within the Government Administration Buildings in Washington DC, USA
Canadian Embassy is the only Embassy building located within the Government Administration Buildings in Washington DC, USA


Thomas Jefferson Memorial is situated within Tidal Basin in Washington DC, USA
Thomas Jefferson Memorial is situated within Tidal Basin in Washington DC, USA


President Roosevelt was the only US President elected for more than two terms at FDR Memorial in Washington DC, USA
President Roosevelt was the only US President elected for more than two terms at FDR Memorial in Washington DC, USA


Franklin D Roosevelt's prototype wheelchair was displayed at FDR Memorial in Washington DC, USA
Franklin D Roosevelt's prototype wheelchair was displayed at FDR Memorial in Washington DC, USA


The success program by improving economy and  bringing more jobs to the unemployed during the presidency of Franklin D Roosevelt at FDR Memorial in Washington DC, USA
The success program by improving economy and  bringing more jobs to the unemployed during the presidency of Franklin D Roosevelt at FDR Memorial in Washington DC, USA


Martin Luther King statue in Washington DC, USA
Martin Luther King statue in Washington DC, USA


Lincoln Memorial at night in Washington DC, USA
Lincoln Memorial at night in Washington DC, USA


The front view of President Abraham Lincoln at Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, USA
The front view of President Abraham Lincoln at Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, USA


The side view of President Abraham Lincoln's statue at night at Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, USA
The side view of President Abraham Lincoln's statue at night at Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, USA. Look at his both hands. It's the hand sign of "A" & "L" from his left to right hands.


Washington Monument was taken from Lincoln Memorial at night in Washington DC, USA
Washington Monument was taken from Lincoln Memorial at night in Washington DC, USA


Passing by another huge memorial in Washington DC, USA
Passing by another huge memorial in Washington DC, USA


Amazed by the architectural design in Washington DC, USA
Amazed by the architectural design in Washington DC, USA


The building of Organization of United States in Washington DC, USA before heading to the popular routes with many Government Administration Buildings in Washington DC, USA
The building of Organization of United States in Washington DC, USA before heading to the popular routes with many Government Administration Buildings in Washington DC, USA


The headquarter of American Red Cross in Washington DC, USA
The headquarter of American Red Cross in Washington DC, USA


We were told that the train man who opened and closed the gate so that the train could pass through the intersection in Washington DC, USA


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Friday, April 5, 2013

Washington DC & Metro Subway Introduction


Traveling to the United States of America won't be completed without visiting the Government Administration Buildings in Washington DC. 

It is not difficult to travel around Washington DC by taking the cheapest and reliable public transportation like, Metro Subway Train (or also known as Rail) which connects you directly from Ronald Reagon National Airport to all attraction sites including, museums within the capital of Washington DC.  

Majority of the museums and zoo in Washington DC, are funded by Smithsonian Institution so they are open to public for free visit throughout the year. Most of the attraction sites including The White House are always crowded with visitors except the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas festive seasons as many of the Americans are flying home for these celebrations.

To learn more about the map of Metro Subway Stations, you can retrieve it from this link: http://www.wmata.com/rail/docs/colormap_lettersize.pdf while you can find more details about the operating hours and ticket prices from this official website: http://www.wmata.com/index.cfm?forcedesktop=1

When you are looking for accommodation, it is highly advisable to stay within Dupont Circle neighbourhood as most of the eateries or restaurants open until late at night while the restaurants and shopping malls are close by 6pm in the downtown of Washington DC as many of the government offices and attraction sites are open at 8:30am and close at 5pm. There are many luxury and affordable hotels such as The Embassy Row, The Fairfax, Sofitel Washington DC etc. can be found within Dupont Circle neighbourhood. Beside that, Dupont Circle is an upper middle class neighbourhood where most of embassy offices are situated there thus, it is safe to walk around.

(Note: More attractions within Washington DC will be highlighted in the next post)



Ronald Reagan National Airport at Washington DC, USA
Ronald Reagan National Airport at Washington DC, USA


The exterior building of Ronald Reagon National Airport in Washington DC, USA
The exterior building of Ronald Reagon National Airport in Washington DC, USA while riding on Metro Subway Train


Welcome to Washington DC, USA
Welcome to Washington DC, USA


Metro Subway Train in Washington DC, USA
Metro Subway Train in Washington DC, USA


Metro Subway Train arrives at Ronald Reagon National Airport Station in Washington DC, USA
Metro Subway Train arrives at Ronald Reagon National Airport Station in Washington DC, USA


Metro Subway Stations are normally dimmed and dark as they are located under the ground in Washington DC, USA
Metro Subway Stations are normally dimmed and dark as they are located under the ground in Washington DC, USA


The bright Metro Subway Station at Dupont Circle Station in Washington DC, USA
The bright Metro Subway Station at Dupont Circle Station in Washington DC, USA


Metro Subway Train is the main and popular  public transportation to ride in the capital of the Government Administration Buildings in Washington DC
Metro Subway Train is the main and popular  public transportation to ride in the capital of the Government Administration Buildings in Washington DC


Here comes the Metro Subway Train in Washington DC, USA
Here comes the Metro Subway Train in Washington DC, USA


Indonesia Embassy at Dupont Circle in Washington DC, USA
Indonesia Embassy at Dupont Circle in Washington DC, USA


Dupont Circle neighbourhood, Washington DC, USA reminds me of the typical ambience with fallen leaves in Europe during Autumn season
Dupont Circle neighbourhood, Washington DC, USA reminds me of the typical ambience with fallen leaves in Europe during Autumn season


Residence of Senator James G Blaine is located at Dupont Circle neighbourhood in Washington DC, USA
Residence of Senator James G Blaine is located at Dupont Circle neighbourhood in Washington DC, USA


Dupont Circle neighbourhood can be seen once you leave Dupont Circle Station in Washington DC, USA
Dupont Circle neighbourhood can be seen once you leave Dupont Circle Station in Washington DC, USA


Dupont Circle neighbourhood can be seen once you leave Dupont Circle Station in Washington DC, USA
Dupont Circle neighbourhood can be seen once you leave Dupont Circle Station in Washington DC, USA


A huge statue can be seen nearby the White House in Washington DC, USA
A huge statue can be seen nearby the White House in Washington DC, USA



The Eisenhower Executive Office Building is situated next to The White House in Washington DC, USA
The Eisenhower Executive Office Building is situated next to The White House in Washington DC, USA


The rows of shopping malls and eateries are situated within the distance of the Government Administration Buildings in Washington DC, USA
The rows of shopping malls and eateries are situated within the distance of the Government Administration Buildings in Washington DC, USA


Admiring at the beauty of columns and sculpture of a building in Washington DC, USA
Admiring at the beauty of columns and sculpture of a building in Washington DC, USA


Many luxury hotels are situated within the walking distance to the government administration buildings in Washington DC, USA
Many luxury hotels are situated within the walking distance to the government administration buildings in Washington DC, USA


More shopping stores can be found along this street in Washington DC, USA
More shopping stores can be found along this street in Washington DC, USA


The Autumn leaves effect against the background of the blue sky and buildings in Washington DC, USA
The Autumn leaves effect against the background of the blue sky and buildings in Washington DC, USA