|Travel Washington D.C.
The capital of the United States of America is a city live with contradiction and irony. Beautiful monuments are present steps away from what are indeed very poor areas. The city that professes to lead the free world is not allowed to govern itself and has a history plagued with corruption. The District of Columbia occupies a unique niche in American culture, the city whose purpose by design, for better or worse, is to rule. Historical monuments, museums, and government buildings abound in Washington. Around the Mall, a park in the centre of the city, you can find the US Capitol building, the museums of the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Across the Potomac River are the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. Just to the northeast of Washington in Maryland, an easy car ride away, is another great city, Baltimore. The Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean are easily accessible. The city and the surrounding suburbs have an active and exciting life. There are clubs and theatres to satisfy any taste and restaurants of nearly every type in existence. Although technically located in the South, Washington is a very cosmopolitan city and in fact bears little resemblance at all to the rest of the US. To most Americans, DC is a fascinating place to visit, teeming with politics, diplomacy and history.
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This mug will surely make your guests sit up whenever you serve them coffee on this. The Face Mug as it is obviously and affectionately called, comes with a hungry mouth orifice that allows you to hang a cookie from it, making it ideal for serving milk as well as cookies, or you can always opt to throw in coffee and doughnuts if that's your cup of tea (pun not intended). Of course, there is no provision made to contain those crumbs as you chew on the cookies, and it won't be able to hold as much coffee as some of you might prefer. At least the white ceramic in which it comes can be artistically painted over by the creative folks out there.
House Of Cards Table
The self-declared House Of Cards table certainly plays tricks with your eyes, as it can actually support up to 550 pounds of weight. This is made possible because the 13:1 scale oversized playing cards are actually made from laser cut 4mm steel plates which have been individually printed in order to resemble real playing cards. They are also randomly drawn from a large pile in the same manner an actual house of cards would be, so you can be sure that it is highly unlikely that there will be two similar tables. Nice to know they're welded and hence do not rely on the power of gravity to remain stable.
Addicted To Facebook? Get A SNAK Keyboard
There are people who clearly need the SNAK. This is an acronym for the Social Network Access Keyboard, and it puts 19 Facebook hotkeys for a Facebook subscriber. So, if you're updating a status, just click the right button; plus there are Like and Dislike buttons too. Just imagine how much time this will save for the real Facebook addict! Hopefully, it will still be easy for the ordinary Facebooker to use too.
Top Cultural Holiday Destinations In The World – I
· Athens, Greece
This is an amazing city with its mixture of ancient and modern. A wander around the Acropolis and seeing the Parthenon from so many places in the city has to be top of the list. The museums in this capital city are unique and if you have never been to Greece, then you really should make it the one place to visit on your list.
· Crete, Greece
The Minoan civilisation is one that had the most amazing statues, architecture and running water. In the Palace at Knossos you can see the labyrinth where the Minotaur was supposed to have lived and devoured the maidens and young men sent to Crete every year. The whole island is steeped in myth and history and is just the place for people who want to combine culture with relaxation on pristine beaches.
· Indus Valley, Pakistan
This area is unknown and unexplored by the West in comparison to Egypt for example. However the Indus Valley civilisation was truly ahead of others not only in Asia but also in the world.
· Prague, Czech Republic
While this is not an ancient site in the same way as those mentioned above, it is well worth visiting, especially in springtime when the trees in the streets are in full blossom. There is the architecture to wonder at and the Torture Museum for those with a sense of the macabre.
· Isfahan, Iran
This was once an important city in the Persian Empire and the artisans of the city still produce items which are exquisitely made and designed. The ornate gate at the entrance of the city is worth seeing and tourists will readily appreciate the beauty of this once splendid city.
to be continued