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Christmas at Disney World

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I grew up hearing about Micky Mouse and Donald Duck, and I had always been drawn to pictures or commercials of Disneyland or Disney World. I chose to visit Disney World in Orlando on Christmas because I believed the holiday vibe would add an additional degree of fantasy, which definitely could elevate the experience. It did not disappoint me. Though packed with people from all over the country on Christmas, Disney World is a wonderland, just much bigger than I imagined. Walking around Disney World is akin to walking somewhere in fairy tales. I have to admit the rides are not as exciting as those at Universal for young people of my age. However, there is much more to see, especially during Christmas seasons. Although visiting three parks within one days is a quite ambitious goal, I achieved it anyway. No matter the Cinderella Castle, the Magic Kingdom Christmas parade, or the Epcot world showcase, they all impressed me alike. I returned to the Magic Kingdom when it got dark for the firework show. I just think it is incredible such a wonderful and high-quality firework show takes place every single day at Disney. Surrounded by festive music, beautiful lighting, laughters and applause, I felt like I was in a dream. Although Disney World gets super crowded especially during holidays, I definitely recommend you having this magic and fantastic adventure, no matter how old you are.

First Impression with Washington, D.C.

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When people were talking about Washington D.C., what came to my mind 99 out of 100 times were government or historic buildings such as the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. However, as was suggested by one of our friends, we did not head to National Mall & Monuments as soon as we arrived in Washington D.C. Instead, we firstly drove around where lots of embassies are located and found a parking spot in Georgetown area. Then, we just hang out in Georgetown and Wisconsin Avenue area all afternoon and had our dinner there. Not as bustling, exciting or gleaming as New York City, the city we just left, this area still wowed me with classy architectures, cute streets as wells as unpretentious flower decorations. Sipping my cocktail after an Italian-style dinner and looking at the shiny lighting on the little streets through windows, I already fell in love with Washington D.C. even without visiting any famous building. This area is definitely a go-to place for some coffee talk with your best girlfriends after a whole afternoon of shopping or for a pre-or-post dinner drink with your significant other.