MS. REBECCA SHEIR
Not only do people from all over the world come to D.C., quite often people wind up all over the world when they leave D.C.
MR. ROB SACHS
And sometimes, living way outside the Beltway gives you a different perspective on what makes D.C., well, D.C. So we sent producer Emily Friedman to track down a few D.C. expatriates.
And what she'd do? She set up a hotline.
MS. EMILY FRIEDMAN
Hi, this is Emily Friedman and you have reached the D.C. expat's hotline. Please leave a message after the beep and thanks for calling.
MS. ANGELA TABELEN
Angela Tabelen and I lived in Chevy Chase from the age of eight. I now live and study in Oxford. I do miss the neighborhoods. Oxford is a small city and although it's easy to get around, the character remains the same for the most part wherever you go. I guess, honestly, I don't really miss the Washington weather. People complain about English weather, but the winters are mild and the summers are cool and any amount of rain is worth escaping the mosquito onslaught that is Washington, D.C. in August.
MS. ANNABELLE BURGETTE
This is Annabelle Burgette. I currently live in London and miss all of the ethnic foods, specifically the Tai food at Tai Crossing. I just feel like, for a small city, it had a really pretty impressive array of diverse food options. The number one thing that I don't miss about D.C. is how incredibly boring everybody looks. I think that the fashion in D.C. is just really uninteresting so unimaginative and unattractive.
I'll just remind our listeners the views of the expats heard on this show do not necessarily represent our views or those of WAMU.
Way to throw that in there, Rebecca. Now, we're going to hear from more D.C. expats later on in the show.
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