Even the biggest travel adventure has to end at some point and that’s why it’s time to show you the last city I visited on the America trip. At least from a politics, power and influence point of view, it’s the most important one: Washington, D.C. I was struck by how spotless and picture-perfect the city centre was, everything’s all white and shiny! Although I’ve visited these places before, the White House and the Capitol were a must-see of course, and I was lucky enough to have my friend give me a tour that was so much better than anything I could have compiled from guides or the web. She did lots of internships on Capitol Hill and therefore knew most Congressmen that we saw by name, had all the fun bits of history ready when we did the Capitol tour and even met President Obama in the metro, back in the days when he was still a Chicago Senator. (!)
One particular place I can’t recommend enough is the Newseum, a museum about all things journalism and the media: Taking visitors on a journey with the Kennedy’s official photographer, fast forward to the media coverage of and after 9/11, and showed the remarkable career of the Tim Russert, all Pulitzer photographs, and it also has daily front pages of pretty much every national newspaper in the world.