I have returned from my trip to Washington, D.C. this week and I have to say that I like the feel of the city. Never-mind the inherent corruption that festers there – I’m talking about the great food and the feel of the city itself. It reminded me of a combination of Amsterdam [without the smell] and Zurich [where everyone speaks English – at least as a second language]. There were many beautiful old houses and quaint little neighborhoods – as well as numerous slums [but, I didn’t spend much time there…]. Several of the national monuments were under renovation so I didn’t get to see the District unspoiled, but I will be going back next month. Maybe I’ll get some good pictures then.