So as you may or may not be aware I recently had the pleasure of going on a Contiki trip in The U.S.A. It involved 26 days of travelling from Los Angeles to New York City. Our final stop prior to NYC was D.C. It would be our longest stop and to be honest I was not overly excited about the place. Genuinely thought that all I would want to do was take a picture in front of the White House and leave. I am ever so delighted to say that this was not the case.
Now before I really begin, you should know that my favourite city in the world is NYC and when I went to San Francisco it nearly over took NYC in my rankings! Although the three cities are completely different in their appearance and culture, I can confidently say that I love all of them. BUT, if I did have to live anywhere long term it would be D.C
Now I live in London, and the best way to describe D.C is that its ‘kind of like’ London but if London was in America.
Now, I was only there for 3 days with some of the best people ever, so perhaps that slightly puts D.C in optimum favour. Whilst I’ll admit that it clearly wouldn’t be the same without the people, I do like to think I would still like the place… yah know.. a little.
Oh another reason why I could live there. I am now a clear fan of the ‘Washington Nationals’ since going to ONE game and buying a hat and a big thumb. I like to think my participation in the audience ( ie. eating chilli cheese fries and drinking a margarita) was also well appreciated.
If we are talking about basics such as weather and transport, then the city too does float my boat. Firstly the weather- the milder climate ensures that seasons are well represented ( something that I think is starting to fall apart here in the UK) After enjoying flowers bloom in spring, you can look forward to a hot and hazy summer, followed by a delightful display of golden leaves the Autumn and then on to crisp white winter days. Perfect.
Secondly the transport- There are good connections to Philadelphia, Boston and NYC alike via AMTRAK and MARC trains. Inner city connections are also on point with a comprehensive metro/subway system connecting all major parts of the city. The Georgetown area is served by the D.C Circular and metrobus.
D.C is also a city of museums and monuments galore so weekend trips are a must. Not to mention that they are extremely big on mimosas and brunches in general. Now who doesn’t fancy that?
Let’s all move to D.C.
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