Category: Trip

[ITERNERY] New York

Verita and I had a nice trip to New York in March.  Our main goal this time is the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET). With over 3 million exhibition items, the MET is among the four largest museums in the world:  英国伦敦的大英博物馆、法国巴黎的卢浮宫、俄罗斯圣彼得堡(Saint Petersburg)的列宁格勒美术馆(The State Hermitage Museum) It is located in New York on the 5th Avenue…


Reviews of Storks

Verita and I went to watch Storks last night. Though the visual effects are not as good as Zootopia, it was a movie full of laugh and happiness. The story begins with the a stork who called Junior who is the best deliverer in a deliver company and always aims to be the next boss….


[Itinerary] The Amish Villiage and Trains

Liang, Ran, Verita and I went to the Amish Village of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania during August 8 and August 9. We had great fun there. Here is a video tour of the Amish Villiage: It takes roughly 2 hours to get the Amish Village from DC. We took the farm-house and village tour ($9.25). A friendly local…


[Iternery] Fallingwater

Verita and I went to Fallingwater during the first weekends of July. For new tourists, pay attention to the following notice on the website: Guided house and specialty tours are offered daily, except on Wednesdays. Reservations are essential in order to guarantee a tour. Fallingwater is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.  Tour…


[Itinerary] United States Naval Academy

United States Naval Academy 游记 & 攻略 Author: Ruofei Verita and I visited the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during this weekends. The GPS address is 121 Blake Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402 For non-US citizens, please make sure that you has brought your passports and driver license with you before departure. There is security and ID check at the entrance….


[Itinerary] Maryland Science Center

Maryland Science Center 游记 & 攻略 Today we went to Maryland Science Center (MSC). It’s only about 35 minutes away from UMD. We suggest you directly setup the GPS to the Arrow Parking Garage. 11 E Lee St Baltimore, MD 21202 You should press the button and get the ticket at the garage entrance, when…


[Itinerary] Harpers Ferry + Hershey’s Chocolate World

Harpers Ferry + Hershey’s Chocolate World 游记 & 攻略 适逢Memorial Day三天小长假,遂与Verita驱车前往Harpers Ferry,开始了一次说走就走的短途旅行。 第一站之所以选择哈普斯渡口(Harpers Ferry),距离College Park仅一个半小时车程,首先把GPS地址定位在: 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 其位于西维吉尼亚州(West Virginia)最东缘,被仙纳度河(Shenandoah River)与波多马克河(Potomac River)相夹,与马里兰州(Maryland)及维吉尼亚州(Virginia)相邻,也是仙纳度山谷(Shenandoah Valley)的最北端,与西维吉尼亚州游记上集相同的是山陵,河川,及桥梁多。非常适合 Hiking & Rafting 但不适合Biking,能够Bike的Trail只有一个,而且要扛着自行车上桥,过于纠结,不过路上还是碰到了不少骑自行车的朋友。 首先,我们交了$10公园停车费,坐Shuttle前往Happer’s Ferry的小镇。下车后随人流直奔Potomac River边上,哈普斯渡口的火车山洞及步桥(Footbridge)。步桥南侧是几个废弃的桥墩,火车山洞仍然有火车行驶。   小镇中,我们逛了圣彼得罗马天主教堂(St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church)。这个教堂始建于1833年,是哈普斯渡口的著名地标,也是哈普斯渡口在南北战争炮火下唯一幸存的教堂。该教堂原采用拟哥特式建筑风格(Pseudo-Gothic style),1896年被翻修成当时流行的新哥特式建筑风格(Neo-Gothic style),目前每周日上午仍有弥撒(Mass)活动。教堂正殿十分庄严,入内需要脱帽,可拍照,可用闪光灯。 注意事项 由高速公路开车往哈普斯渡口,速限由65英哩一下降到45英哩,要注意。 到了游客中心的收费口(每车$10美元,2013)后,可以继续开车至下城(Lower Town)火车站的停车场(停车位有限),或是在游客中心旁搭乘免费巴士到下城。 马里兰高地的健行步道全程没有厕所。 Foot Bridge需要dismount bicycle 晚上我们途经Harrisburg小镇,吃了顿美味的Grill: MoMo’s BBQ & Grill 物美价廉…


[Itinerary] Florida Winter Trip

Florida Winter Trip Zheng, Xue, Verita and I drove to Florida during the Christmas holiday in my lovely car “Dabai”. The driving takes about 6~9 hours per day for departure from DC and arriving at DC. Not too bad. Date: 2014.12.20 – 2014.12.30 (9 nights, 10 days) Estimated Miles: 865 miles*2 (Orlando) + 234 miles*2…


[Itinerary] Luray Cavern & Shenandoah National Park

Luray Cavern 四人行 游记 & 攻略 This might not be very helpful as an itinerary, however, I provided some good Chinese references for you if you have accidentally visited here 🙂 August 2 Saturday Summary Shangfu and I, together with Yi and Verita visited the Luray Cavern and Garden Maze on August 2, 2014. 101 Cave Hill…


美国F1个人签证攻略—2013.5.21(上海交大版)

上午小路考跪了,发签证攻略攒人品。 5.24补充签证状态查询主页。 零、地铁线路 东川路5号线到莘庄、(换乘1分钟跑过去)、1号线到常熟路、(换乘1分半跑过去)、7号线到静安寺、(换乘1分半跑过去)、2号线到南京西路。 南京西路1号口出,向左直行300米左右(2个Blocks),见“梅隆镇广场”。 右拐,走200米左右,右手边就能见到地面上排队领取“入馆证”的群众了。 从寝室出发共计1小时40分钟,(因人民广场人太多,特此绕过了人民广场) 一、必带文件 护照,I-20,Sevis Fee缴费收据,面签确认单,DS-160确认页。 二、辅助文件—被check时候需要的 在读证明,成绩单,个人简历,Study Plan、导师主页、导师简历等。(如果自费:附带资产证明,父母工资证明) 三、面签流程 1、先去江宁路66号存包,就在附近,手机等电子产品都要存。把所有证件拿出随身带。 2、去地面领取“入馆证”的群众中,找自己预约时间所属的队伍,领取入馆证。 3、轮到自己时,拿出DS0160和面签确认单,给工作人员确认,工作人员会给你入馆证。 4、“梅隆镇广场”坐电梯去8楼,交入馆证,护照上贴条形码。 5、扫描条形码,脱鞋脱皮带安检,工作人员会足够凶悍到让你明白他们的指示… 6、安检后,F1签证学生要提交的文件是:护照、I-20、Sevis Fee缴费证明、DS-160确认单 7、按十指指纹:2-5号窗口都可以按指纹,不要傻乎乎按照使馆人员说的窗口,随便找一个,扫描DS-160条形码即可按指纹。 8、面签排队,等在窗口前的时候能听到vo和上个人的对话。 我被分配到9号窗口,前面是一个浙大生物小硕,似乎是专业过于敏感,他和vo聊了好久…… 他交了study plan、简历、导师简历,还有publication、获奖证书什么的,被check 2-4 weeks。 me: good afternoon, sir! (递必带文件,打开辅助文件准备递交) vo: hello, what’s your major?(噼里啪啦敲键盘中) me: computer science vo: what’s your current degree?(噼里啪啦敲键盘中) me: undergraduate (似乎应该是bachelor…) I am going to graduate before…