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Reykjavik, Iceland: A Drowsy Self-Guided City Tour

Local tours in Reykjavik are available, but I did a self-guided city tour instead and I’m glad I did because jet lag and sleep deprivation got the best of me.

 

Hallgrímskirkja church

As usual, I was a bit ambitious with my itinerary for Iceland. Four days and three nights was not enough to see all the things I wanted to see in Reykjavik. If I were to do it again, I’d stay an extra day or two. The power of jet lag and sleep deprivation really took a toll on me. It probably would not have been as bad if it weren’t for the Chatty Cathys on the flight who would not stop talking. Who yaps for 5 straight hours?!

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Weekend Getaway: 3 Things To Do in DC

My favorite three things to do in DC: see pandas at the national zoo, roam through the Hirschhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden and visit Georgetown University.

 

Smithsonian National Zoo

First touristy thing I did since I moved to #DC. Say hello to my little friend…

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Unless you’re going to Atlanta, Memphis or San Diego, your only chance to see giant pandas are in DC’s national zoo. It’s the only panda conservation on the east coast.

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Weekend Getaway: Where to Eat in DC

Planning a weekend getaway to our nation’s capital? Here’s where to eat in DC from local budget bars to pricier historic establishments.

 

Lox & schmear bagel for brunch. #nomnomnom

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There are plenty of dining options in DC, but one thing I noticed as a broke grad student was this: in DC, good food comes with a price tag. So if you’re on a budget, you’re probably wondering where to eat in DC that won’t hurt your wallet too much. DC is not like NYC where delicious food can be found in a hole in the wall for a few bucks. As a grad student, I was careful about when and where I splurged so not all my recommendations are fine dining options.

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