I was very lucky to be the winner of National Geographic travel story contest in Latvia and got to go to Washington. It was summer and me and my husband extended the trip to be able to see more of East coast. I had been to New York before, Florida and Niagara falls, so I knew what to expect. I have heard many times that East coast is considered to be less interesting that West coast, but I’d say it’s simply different. Not that many national parks, and for those coming from green countries like my own Latvia, not so unusual. But still extremely beautiful. One of the places that should be on the list of any East coast visitor is Philadelphia!