Savannah, USA

Monday, August 5, 2013

After a long drive from Kitty Hawk and the Outer Banks we got to Savannah, in Georgia in the evening.

Diaries of an explorer

We found a great motel, that I will disclose in the next post, as it was really a particular and nice place where to stay, and after 10pm we started to look for a restaurant where to eat.

The downtown looked like dead after 10 pm: besides the classic McDonald's and other fast food restaurant, everything seemed to be closed. It was just a Tuesday, but in other cities we hadn't this issue.

The city is crossed by the Savannah River and has an historical centre with some city symbols. For sure the best building was the Town Hall (in the above picture).

The Savannah River was part of the Slave and Cotton Trade: the slaves were imported by Western Africa. The cotton and other commodities were traded in the Old Savannah Cotton Exchange: when it was built, Savannah was the first cotton seaport of the Atlantic Coast.
Diaries of an explorer, USA East Coast Road Trip
Savannah is still one of the most important ports in the Atlantic Coast.
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer
and it's nice to see also the Savannah River.
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer
Along the river you can find the main attractions of the city, from the declining historic centre with awful buildings ( but this is also intriguing as it's known that some buildings share some paranormal activity),
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer
some statues like the Savannah's Waving Girl
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer
the first building of the University of Georgia
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer
the US Custom House,
the Washington guns
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer
and another WWII Memorial.
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer
Besides the city symbols, Savannah displays also some colonial buildings
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer
and also some of the buildings you could see in the movie "Gone with the wind".


Travel tips:
  • Savannah can be visited in a half a day, but I would recommend you to join some tours, like Old Savannah Tours, especially the most mysterious one, the Old Savannah Ghost Trolley, with the visit of the most haunted buildings, the Pirates's House and the Sorrel-Weed House, known for its legend and ghostly hauntings.
Next stop of the USA East Coast Road Trip: Fernandina BeachFlorida.

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