Atlanta is not a very good city for tourists, in my opinion. There really isn’t too much to do. I’ve actually never done much of the few touristy things that we do have, so when my friends Mariam and Ben, who are visiting from London, wanted to see some of the sites, it was kind of a new experience for me too.
We took the Marta (our crappy subway system) downtown.
We walked through Centennial Olympic Park. The Chick Fil-A bowl was that night at the GA Dome so the area was completely packed with people decked out in college football gear.
Our first stop was the World of Coke. It was interesting, although I have to say that I don’t have a strong desire to go back. The best part was the tasting room at the end of the tour, where you get to try 64 different types of soda from other countries. They were mostly awful. Mariam and I both felt kind of sick after trying some of them.
Our next stop was the Georgia Aquarium, which is the biggest aquarium in the world. I actually have been there before, several years ago, but it was for a work event that I was helping with, so I didn’t really get to take my time and look at the fish then.
After being touristed out, we met up with some friends at a bar in Decatur to celebrate New Years Eve. All in all, a very fun day with old friends!