do the Charleston!
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May 5th, 2010 – by: erinontour
Tuesday: it rained. All day. At first I thought "isn't this lovely", especially as it was rather warm so the rain was quite refreshing. But it did become a bit tedious. Trying to be a tourist in the rain isn't the best fun. But I spent some time researching at the visitor centre, then headed downtown Charleston to gawk at some antebellum architecture, checked out the city market, stopped off at a bbq place for a late lunch, and eventually gave up and headed back to the NotSo Hostel.
Wednesday: the sun was shining! I headed out early to Magnolia Plantation - once upon a time it was a rice plantation, slaves and all. The original house was burned in the Civil War, but the the current one is still interesting to look through. And the gardens were gorgeous - all jungle-y and full of twists and turns. There were even little alligators floating sinisterly in the lakes!
Wednesday night: Cinco de Mayo! That means 'fifth of May' everyone. It's something of a Spanish/Mexican holiday. But in the US they like to pretend it's a holiday here too. The downtown area was buzzing, and I headed out with a couple of Brit boys from the hostel for a few margaritas!
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