For over a hundred years, more than 1.5 million visitors have traveled to DC each Spring to admire the cherry blossoms that bloom on 3,000+ trees across three park locations around DC: the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, in East Potomac Park (Hains Point), and on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
So you randomly threw a thumbtack at that world map hanging on your wall, and decided to visit the first country it hit. Now that you’re in a place you know almost nothing about, what can you do here? Travel is a journey; a journey to find adventure and culture and depth in the far foreign reaches of our world. I believe that the best way to do this is by experiencing as much of the local culture as you can during your short visit, something that doesn’t require a lot of money. Here’s my checklist of the activities you should do when you go to a country for the first time.