A day of great promises and great lies in D.C.
You can go to D.C. for $20 form NYC, but I heard that the bus would be so narrow, cold and shake. But it was not bad actually. In the mid, we pass through the bridge where called “Delaware Memorial Bridge.” I thought back Uttam and txt him. As I thought, it was near by him. It was surprising, the bus arrived D.C. right on time. They said 4 hours half and kept the promise.
The my first D.C. memory is Pupusa, El Salvadoran food. I’ve never know that many immigrants came from El Salvador to D.C. At a glance, I could say Pupusa is similar to Venezuelan or Columbian arepa. But texture was different. It had mochi-feelings more than arepas. The one what I had was filled with beans inside, it was so delicious. Payment in Bitcoin was not accepted.
From the “Tortilla Cafe”, we walked to the center of the D.C. At the Botanic Garden, Mai found the funny explanation. It said the researchers got the endangered seeds from the quails poop and germinated them well. So happy to know it, I love quails so much.
We spent most of our time at the National Museum of the American Indian. I thought this museum focused on how Native Americans continue their cultural activities now. There is not much exhibit of older artifacts but enough to make me exciting. For example, I drew the one of them what I saw, Haywakuy Despacho. It was translated “Ritual offering to Pachamama” in English. The exhibit one was created in 2000. On their website, you can find the picture that it is in pizza box what you can see them on the street. Looks easy to bring it anywhere as much as pizza! It would tell us it is still using to ritual now. The museum also exhibits about broken treaties. It told me of the super dark side of the founding fathers in detail. These situations made me think how museums themselves are crazy. It reminds me the situation of Ainu museum in Japan that Shirotama-san told us.
Finally we walked and arrived to the obelisk. I told Mai “It was salty!” Yes… This is a lie. But Mai licked it. “Why kidding me!” And she got angry. Why? You could now say to the others “I licked that.” Isn’t it great?
Jun. 03, 2022