Sometimes my cheap-skated-ness is for the best. Sometimes I can use it to get a real bargain. Other times it goes to extremes that are borderline ridiculous. The day we spent sightseeing in Washington DC is a prime example of that.
Our first day in the city was spent cowering in our hostel as the weather outside turned biblical so when on the second day we woke up to bright skies we thought we’d make the most of the sunshine and set off to see all sights on foot.
And we walked, and walked, and then walked some more. About fifteen miles in total. All the way from the Capitol Building to Arlington National Cemetery and everything in-between. Because once we’d got so far without using public transport it seemed stupid to cave in.