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Magnolia Plantation
Monday: I jumped on a train from DC to Charleston.  It was late.  Because Amtrak always is. 

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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