If you’re looking to visit Washington DC during the blooming of the famous cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin, you’re going to have to contend with uncertainty about precisely when the cherry blossoms will be in bloom. The cherry blossom blooming period is a relatively brief window–a week or two, really–when they go from just buds to beautiful flowers to falling off and being replaced by green leaves. But the main complication is that the bloom date changes year to year, and we really don’t know for sure when it’s going to happen until it’s almost upon us.
We arrived in DC too early and all the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basins didn’t bloom yet. However, we were blessed to have some beautiful pictures with the magnolia bloom at the Smithsonian Museum!
Singapore at night time is so magical. I really enjoyed beautiful water show in Marina Bay with illuminating skyscrapers in the background.
Our summer vacation can be considered as a-spur-of-moment decision since from the time of planning/booking to the time of going was less than three weeks. We love Madrid in May with beautiful and sunny weather. The sun doesn’t set until 9pm and that gives us abundance of time to enjoy sightseeing.
In Barcelona we woke up very early to catch sunrise, strolled around town, and found ourselves get lost in its richness of history, architecture, and romance. We wandered and roamed the town until our feet were exhausted. We love Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, for its nobility, intensity, and charisma.
Warsaw is a hidden gem. It’s not crowded with tourists; everywhere we went there was not an usual scene where buses dropping off tourists. We enjoyed our long walk around beautiful lakes and castles or sitting on benches reading books. We allowed ourselves plenty of time in Warsaw to appreciate its peacefulness, quietness, and its far-away-from-the-madding crowd serenity