Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information.
To get to know the people and the places in Washington, D.C., you can take a casual walk and discover it all on your own, or you can study what lifestyle blog Thrillist calls, "The Real D.C. Subway Map."
At first glance, this image may look like any other Metro map, but if you take a closer look, you'll discover that the name of each destination has been replaced with a label that is accurate to the location's culture.
Each new point is labeled either by nearby landmarks (e.g., "a mall that's safe-ish"), by nearby retail and restaurants (e.g., "a yogi, vegan lover's paradise"), by the architecture or environment (e.g., "quiet, bedroom community"), or by the people who live there or who are often seen there (e.g., "tourists as far as the eye can see").
Some of the points just might offend you, so tread lightly. For example, Bethesda is labeled, "Privileged brats," while Capitol South is labeled, "A bunch of old windbags." In case you happen to fit into any of these categories, just remember that the map is all in good fun.
To take a closer look at the map, click here.
• The Real D.C. Metro Map [Thrillist]