|Originally posted by George Smiley |
Well DC and NO are the main ones (DC for political stuff/museums and NO for the food!!!) so Atlanta was just on the way really. Is there anywhere better then inbetween DC and NO?
Well, I haven't been anywhere else around there, but if you're just stopping for one or two days, you should be fine. It's a pretty city with a lot of beautiful buildings and loads of trees and plants everywhere - and you can go and see the CNN HQ.
But when I was there, it seemed to be a city for "settled" people. Nothing was happening, with major streets being completely empty a saturday afternoon, bars and restaurants being more closed than open, and the like. The most excitement I had, was when I found out that I had wandered into a mainly "black" neighbourhood (incidentally, I was looking for a museum which had been closed down), and people there did the "stop talking and look ominously at the stranger"-shtick. Man, I had a lot of fun, trying to find the easiest way out while not pulling out my map and confirm that I was a tourist.