Washington DC

They say that nobody’s really from Washington DC and everyone’s there for a reason. It’s known as the capital of the democratic world to many but has also been called the murder capital of the US as well as the world capital of espionage.

It’s one of the most famous cities on the globe but its local culture is relatively unknown. Washington’s certainly the city to visit if you want to learn about the history and politics of the world’s current superpower, but it’s the hidden depths of the city outside the limelight that make it such a rewarding place to explore – the hip nightlife of Adam’s Morgan with its concentration of Ethiopian restaurants, the unique black music of go-go played in the bars of U-Street, the fifth largest gay community in the States based around Dupont Circle – Washington has far more than just power and money, it is a vibrant city with soul and substance.

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