Washington D.C. Warnings and Dangers

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Washington D.C. Warnings and Dangers

  • Neighborhood Watch

    Washington D.C. Warnings and Dangers

    I have lived in various parts of DC (from NE, to SW, to NW) for several years...and that was a few years ago, before the city was "cleaned up" (aka gentrified). I am a young, educated, white female, in case you were wondering. Indeed, like any urban area, DC has its seedy parts. However, it is not AS BAD AS some people make it sound on here. Of...

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  • Panhandlers, Pickpockets / Other Perps

    Washington D.C. Warnings and Dangers

    Lighting in the Metro stations seems to be considerably lower than before. Be extra careful at the fare machines when fumbling around with money...watch your step on escalators (especially during rush hour) and always stand back from the platform. I don't know if Metro is trying to create more "romantic" lighting in the metro stations or just save...

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  • Heightened Security

    Washington D.C. Warnings and Dangers

    I did not realise that you cannot take any photographs inside the Metro anywhere. I found the architecture fabulous and I am sure I have seen it in a movie but be warned the Metro police will be on you in a minute if you snap any of the Metro but did nt really see any warning signs? ChinaTown not good to be there just as its getting dark - even...

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  • Road Conditions

    Washington D.C. Warnings and Dangers

    DC taxicabs are a breed all their own. Unlike other cities, DC cabs do not use meters. Rather, they use an arcane 'Zone' system that is based on a series of zones the extend out from the US Capital. I've lived in DC for ten years and my job takes me up to Capital Hill several times a week. Can drivers often try to over charge me. So keep in mind...

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  • Airport Mishaps

    Washington D.C. Warnings and Dangers

    I’ve been to quite a few airports in my life, and one of the worst is definitely Dulles International Airport in Washington DC (actually not in DC but that's the least of its problems). No comprehensible signs, long lines leading to nowhere, unhelpful, clueless employees, overcrowded halls and general chaos. It took me over 3 hours to get on a...

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  • Weather Reports

    Washington D.C. Warnings and Dangers

    Rain couldn't ever possibly change my plans...There's always an alternative, nothing an umbrella can't fix. Right? It rained so hard that records were shattered. For the first time, all the Federal Buildings, including ALL museums closed. But fortunately, I had made reservations through my congressman for a tour of the Capitol building. It...

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