I am Taiwanese, but all my friends are "Chinese," even my girlfriend is a Chinese... I don't see my options here. So, first stop China town and crave for foods. Just joking. Personally, I have always profound shooting in China town. I am always fascinated by how much diversity there is in the international district. Every street signs have Chinese characters. Nevertheless, each shop like Walgreen and AMC theater have all translated into Chinese. If Chinese is the langue I only know, I can basically live in here without any problem. The scale of DC's China town is huge, just a little behind New York.
Since it is the first time in DC. Of course, sight seeing and acting like a tourist is a necessity.
After get to the white house and National Mall it is not to hard to find the cherry blossoms. Just follow the crowd, they will lead you to Tidal Basin lake. Where thousands of blossom trees alined with it's water line. Cherry blossoms reached its peak. The warm sunlight shines through the pink and pure whites.