Following the successful completion of my qualifying exams last year I made a short trip to the US and Canada to get a taste of American academia in Ann Arbor so that I can explore possible research directions and then
There’s lots to see and do in Washington DC and everything is really top notch attractions. Even though I was only there for a few days I was able to see much of what Washington DC has to offer.
If there’s one thing that Americans have and most of us don’t is a successful history of space exploration. Though us living in HK are receiving reports that the nearby uprising superpower is quickly catching up, they’re 40 years late.
If you’re interested in knowing more about American history, then what better place than the National Museum of American History, right? Back in high-school I was a history buff, there was even a point in time when I thought
When it comes to museums, there’s little that does more than dinosaur skeletons to get your juices running, and the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC probably has some of the nicest collection of them lot. With over
You got to hand it to the Americans, they know how to build structures to house their governments. Serving as the meeting place of US congress – the American federal legislature – and located on top of Capitol Hill overlooking
Art has a way of transforming public space into something special. If you ask me, I’d love to see a lot more art in public spaces, but somehow we don’t really see it that often – especially not in Asia.
Next on my list of surprises with American national symbols, George Washington – the first American president, and what better way than to explore this in his glorious mansion in Mount Vernon just off to the south of Washington DC.
Washington DC has some superb museums to keep you busy. Some serve as obvious musts for incoming tourists and some are perhaps a bit more off the usual itineraries and are located a bit further away from the central Washington
When it comes to museums and parks, very few cities in the world can compete with Washington DC on quality and variety. The mysterious Smithsonian Institution, whatever and however it came to be, has done wonderful things for the cultural