Washington DC or Boston in February
Replies: 67 - Last Post: Sep 14, 2013 7:15 AM Last Post By: sparkyducky
Sep 7, 2013 5:31 AM
Sep 7, 2013 5:38 AM
OP, DC is nowhere near as difficult to figure out as Bob suggests. For most tourists, you will never likely see any questionable area, because they are out of the way from the tourist trail.
Sep 7, 2013 5:50 AM
32I suggest you just stay at the HI Hostel on 11th street ... everything else will fall into place easily enough Not sure why this thread has generated so many conniptions ... and in any case it is a much better experience than Boston for three days. Boston is probably okay if you live there, whereas DC s a city that's great to visit (and not live there).
Sep 7, 2013 6:53 AM
33It's not "bad."
It's not "be afraid zone."
It's "be smart zone."
If anyone thinks I am saying anything different (which apparently several trusted posters do), then apparently I have not expressed myself very well.
What can I say? I'm not going to back off my point. More than twice the national average is more than twice the national average. folks fleeing to suburbs are folks fleeing to suburbs. I will try to express it "more betterly" in the future and I thank you for your input.
Sep 7, 2013 7:20 AM
Sep 7, 2013 9:07 AM
35I am implying nothing of the sort.
Every time I have posted about DC and crime i have posted something about "neighborhoods."
I have lived there,
It has improved.
It is not a place to be afraid.
It is a place to be smart.
Perhaps I am not a s eloquent as I should be, but I have said nothing that is incorrect, and everything I have said is correct.
Sep 7, 2013 9:44 AM
36You obviously do not have an obsession with Ethiopian food or a sense or humor. Eating injera w/ Zilzil Tibs, drinking Tej (Mead) and chatting with the Ethiopean beauties will give you both
I had Ethiopian food twice, and hated it both times. I made the following note to self: Never eat the cuisine of a country where half the people are starving.
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Sep 8, 2013 9:26 AM
42Comedian Dave Chappelle: "DC is different now"
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