When I went to school in Georgia tech, Atlanta, the Office of International Education organised a trip to Washington. We went to all the monuments( and there are a lot of them), even to the White house(unfortunately no pics!). But the best part of the trip for me was climbing to the top of the Washington memorial early morning. I spend fifteen minutes atop the memorial watching the capital city come alive. If you are in DC I would recommend doing this. If you not in DC well no worries, here are pictures from my trip (way back in 2008).
The white house
The white house zoomed in
The brown building (w/o the hole) is the National Archives which houses the Decl of Independence.( Can you spot the National Cathedral at a distance)
The International students in front of the Capitol.
The Masai Mara offers you one of the greatest shows on earth every year. About 2 million herbivores most prominently the wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti reserve to the Masai Mara following the rains. They move in such large numbers that when viewed it appears that the earth is slowly moving along with them. The process of natural selection takes it course during this epic journey with the weaker animals dying of fatigue, falling prey to the prowling predators on land and in water. Coincidentally this season aligns with the mating season and the reserve becomes home to many young ones a standing testimony to the success of the conversation efforts. There are various lodges in and around the reserve which offer safaris. Also hot air balloon companies operate in the reserve to give you a bird’s eye view to this marvelous spectacle.