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Old 01-28-2015, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Yes, I have visited Washington D.C. twice, once with each husband.
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:12 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I was born there.
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Born there, raised there. It's pretty reasonable to say that 95% of the Taiwanese have been to Taipei as Taiwan is very small.
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Never were interested. My dad has though.

I want to experience Canberra's cold winters though. Sometimes they get snow.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:03 AM
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Never were interested. My dad has though.

I want to experience Canberra's cold winters though. Sometimes they get snow.
So you live in Sydney and haven't been? Only a few hours away! I went when I was in Australia, it was pretty boring but there were a few things to do.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:39 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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By the way, for those of you who visit Washington DC and are interested in trying different ethnic foods in the area, I suggest you head for the inner suburbs in northern Virginia or Montgomery County, Maryland.

That is where the greatest diversity of restaurants are located, especially for dining at reasonable prices. Dining in Washington DC proper is rather expensive and you have to pay a city tax I believe.
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:00 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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I visited the capital of Argentina, France, Austria, Britain and Italy. But never the capital of my own country!

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Old 01-29-2015, 07:02 AM
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If you have, what is your story on how you got there? What was it like?
I have visited Washington, DC a few times although not recently. When I was a child I lived nearby in Baltimore, MD and not only did I have school trip which included a visit to the White House, I also visited with my parents & siblings a few times. As an adult I have been to Washington, DC once and the main focus was a visit the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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I'd be interested to know what percentage of English or British people have never been to London. They certainly do exist, but I don't personally know of any. I lived in London from 2010 to 2013.
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Washington DC. Passed through many times, but only four times, as I recall, got out of the car and looked at anything. Once of my own volition, to go to a sports event. Three times at the request of a traveling companion., who wanted to see certain sights. Once parked out in Maryland and went into the capital on the train.
Went up in the Washington Monument. Briefly in the Smithsonian, but it was was crowded and disappointing and I only stayed a few minutes.

I drove to Ottawa on business once during the 15 years I lived in Canada. That was over 50 years ago, and it was a dull, drab place. Passed through a few other times, without stopping, but shopped in a suburban supermarket last time I was there, otherwise it was all just freeways, same as anywhere else. Heard nobody speaking English or French, it was like the United Nations.

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