New Kid on the Block

This picture is the view from the penthouse conference room of my new office.  Last week, we moved to a new address in DC. I now share a fence with the White House, the US Treasury is across the cobblestone walkway, and Washington Hotel and Old Ebbitt Grill are two doors down.

It’s only a few blocks away from my old office, but it feels like a different country. The landscape is more pristine, the buildings have character, the people are prettier, and believe it or not, it feels sunnier on this side of town!

What a way to count down my last few months in DC than to have the President as my neighbor. Although, I don’t think the happy hour tab will ever be as economical.

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Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer based in Raleigh, NC. She writes about everything from travel, food, books, and family. Her current project includes a series of children's books to teach Hindi. She is a native Tar Heel who has also lived in Washington DC and Chicago.

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