Washington DC, United States
Yogi, 29
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What are the Washington DC spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Meridian Hill Park, U St, H St, Gallery Place, Navy Yard.

Do’s and don’ts in Washington DC: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Be aware that the city is under transition. A lot of people are being displaced and taken advantage of, which brings anger in certain places. Respect the natives of the city, understand the history (especially the BLACK history) of the city and you'll be fine.

What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a travel & lifestyle photographer and I do it because I love the perspective being behind the lens provides me.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

I try to spend as little as possible lol luckily I know people at the places I frequent.

Which Washington DC shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

Commonwealth, Maketto, Ward9 DMV.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Jay Z, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Sade.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

Navy Yard during the day, U St/Adams Morgan at night.

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

I go everywhere, but I wouldn't advise the same for everyone else.

What’s the one place in Washington DC you think is underrated?

I think each neighborhood gets it's just due.

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

Either Dupont or somewhere on 14th St.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Washington DC?

Depends on where I'm drunk but Surfside in Dupont, Amsterdam in Adams Morgan, Horace & Dickie's on H St, Ben's Chili Bowl on U St.

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Stay in doors, kidding. Line Hotel or Dirty Habit.

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

Dirty Habit in Gallery Place.

Your go-to brunch spots:

Lauriol Plaza, Founding Farmers, Ted's Bulletin, Birch & Barley, Open City.

Your perfect night out in Washington DC includes:

Drinks, dancing, laughs on the street with a group of locals, maybe a strip club depending on the night.

Which local creators do you admire?

Follow my Instagram, I shout out my favorites daily: @yogitheshooter

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