Manhattan seen from the top of the Empire State Building; the city looks like a massive lego construction from that height.
Île de la Cité where you will fine the famous cathedral of Notre Damme in Paris.
Havre De Grace is a small village on the edges of Chesapeake Bay, fulled with lovely sea-side restaurants, all with lovely views of both the bay and the Susquehanna River at the head of the bay. While were only there for the afternoon, it would be a lovely place to spend a relaxing weekend enjoying the view and lovely walks in the area. Its also the perfect place to get some of the amazing Chesapeake crab-cakes, which are just wonderful. They are a mixture between a burger and fish-cake, and they are really tasty.
When we last travelled to Poland, I realised that we could take a (somewhat) small detour and visit the lovely town of Gorlitz. The reason being that the Europa Marathon was in Gorlitz, and of course I grabbed the opportunity of running it.
This is a somewhat unique race in that it crosses the border into Zgorzelec in Poland – just over the river, and then back to Germany – my first (quite literally) cross-country race.
Supporters – one of them gave me a mid-race beer
It was a tiny marathon; only 110 people ran it, so it was small and intimate; it was great running past the supporters because they would sit around relaxing and then burst into cheering and applause as I ran past.
It was also a beautiful route to race – a large part of the race was country roads and bicycle paths through woods and farms.
At the finish
I loved running this tiny marathon, and I’m somewhat amazed that it is not bigger. It was super-well organised and a lovely route. There are also a few other events (half marathon, inline skate races, unicycle marathons etc). If you have the opportunity go and run a marathon in Gorlitz.
A well-deserved brakwurst and beer at the finish
The Capitol with one of the reflecting pools in the foreground. Everything in the mall looks close together, but when you start to walk you realise how massive it is. It is almost 2km end to end; easily long enough for a runway to land a Boeing 737.
However there is so much to see on the mall; it is surrounded by interesting museums. You could easily spend a week just in the museums. I highly recommend both the aerospace museum, and the museum of American history.