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Getting There - Aneel's Travelogue

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Charleston Charleston, SC, Monday, 29 October 2012 3:39am

It was a fairly quick ride from Savannah to Charleston, South Carolina, so I had time to check in to my hotel, and have lunch at a BBQ place that specializes in the local mustard-based sauce before heading into the historic city center for another walking tour. Charleston may be the prettier of the two, but I think Savannah has more interesting character.

Some highlights of the tour were seeing Charleston's oldest surviving building, a "bed & breakfast" (combination tavern, brothel, bakery), looking out of the windows where the commander of the confederate forces (Gen. Beauregard) watched the shelling of Ft. Sumter at the start of the Civil War, and seeing some vintage Audubon prints and Piranesi etchings.

I had some tasty local seafood for dinner. The she-crab soup was spicier than I expected, and the shrimp and grits were quite good.

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