With the end of year’s long cold war and that of Soviet Union, the world has become unipolar and USA has become the undisputed super power in the world. Thus the capital city of United States of America achieved the status of the most powerful city in the world. As any other people in the world I too always wished to go there and spend some time there. It was a boon for me when my company asked me to go to Washington to solve some official issues.
I started my efforts for cheap airfares tickets from the day I got the intimation. Many major airlines including Air France and British Airways are operating flights to Washington. Some are providing cheap tickets also. However the rush will be heavy almost all time and it is very difficult to get tickets. Still I managed to get a ticket in one of the cheap flights to Washington and reached there as per my plan.
The image of Washington as a modern city is very much true with a large number of sky scrapers and modern facilities available everywhere. Even the smallest hotels here are providing modern facilities to the customer. However it has a strong art and cultural base also. This is the part that amused me. There are a number of places of historical importance here and I could visit almost all in a short span of time. Then I decided to spend more time to enjoy the culture of the city.
I visited the National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of African History etc. These museums are maintained neat and clean and it really spread light to a lot of unknown factors of the past. Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery are displaying the artistic talents of the ancient as well as the modern day artists. John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts is a land mark in the history of art and culture of Washington. It is the base of National Symphony Orchestra, Washington Ballet and Washington Opera. Many visitors including a large number of foreigners are coming to this venue to witness the cultural events performed here. Marine Barracks which houses the world famous US Marine Bands is another attraction for art lovers in this city.
The city houses many theaters too and the local theaters are attracting many visitors with their programs even now. I could see some good dramas here.
While returning from my tour, I was really depressed. I felt that my trip was incomplete. Hence I decided to return once again and this time I have decided to come on a personal trip. As cheap tickets to Washington are available, it is not going to cost me more.