The wonders of Washington DC

Graves in Arlington Cemetery - photo by Rob McFarland

Graves in Arlington Cemetery - photo by Rob McFarland

Escape travel section, Australia – June 5, 2011

For the next two hours I will be Colin Walker, an 18-year-old British art student visiting Turkey on holiday. My assignment is to meet another undercover agent in Ankara and exchange classified information.

Unfortunately, I’m rumbled at immigration. When the officer asks me where I was born, I panic and blurt out Blockley. I should have said Broseley.

Clearly, I’m not cut out to be a spy, but if you think you are then the new Spy Museum in Washington DC is a fascinating place to learn about this most secretive of professions. I have a low boredom threshold when it comes to museums but this is a textbook example of how they should all be: interactive, informative and entertaining.

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