Thursday, January 13, 2011

Driving to Richmond

I've been in Virginia for three years now and I haven't visited much of it. In fact, I joke around that the international exchange students see more of the US in a semester than I have in a childhood. Chicago? Nope. Las Vegas? Nope. Seattle? Nope. Austin? Nope. Savannah? Nope.

So I say with pride RICHMOND! Here I come!

Given I never saw Albany in my nine years of living in NY and there was a certain disdain with going "upstate" in NY, which to some city residents meant fifteen minutes north. However, I feel like Richmond can offer something more to the average tourist than Albany did. At least it has the distinction of historical significance. First, in 1610 with visitors from the famous Jamestown. Then in 1775 Patrick Henry gave his "Give me Liberty or give me Death!" speech (summed up even more succinctly as LIBERTY! OR DEATH!). Perhaps the apex of its urban career was when Richmond was the capital of the Confederate States of America. Apparently the White House of the Confederacy still in tact for curious visitors.

My friend needs to go to Richmond for his GMAT test and I am driving Zipcar. Do YOU know of any thing to do in Richmond?


SashaGitomirski said...

Go shopping in Carytown - they have the cutest (and oddest) little shops. Also, visit Short Pump Towne Center in the West End - definitely the best mall within 100 mile radius. The Hollywood Cemetery is pretty awesome if you're interested in history.

pro said...

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Azorín said...

THANKS Sasha--- Carytown was really cute. :] I hope to go back soon! It's only an hour away from UVA.

Azorín said...

Pro-- thank you for your kind comment. Good luck with your GRE, and best of luck with your auditions.