North America Trip 2015 – Media & Philadelphia

 

Spending the Christmas eve abroad with native US family was an amazing experiences. It was in Media, Pennsylvania, is the county seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania and is located 13 miles (21 km) west of Philadelphia. We stay here in our native colleague house for a weeks. The snow was not fall during the Christmas, it was felt weird. But it doesn’t reduce the festivity.

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Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall – where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed – and other American Revolutionary sites. No less iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky.”

Philly is just 21km away from Media, and it took about 40 minute by train / driving. We have back and fort few time just to spend time with friends. Watching American football game is something you need to do if you visit America. Philly also known by skate friendly city. you can see skateboarder everywhere across the city, If you love skate, this is the city you have to visit!

GETTING AROUND

Philadelphia has been ranked as one of the most walkable cities in the nation, but it also has a top-notch mass transit system and more.

Get oriented: Thanks to founder William Penn’s smart and simple grid street design, the heart of the city is easy to navigate. The Schuylkill and Delaware rivers border Center City’s 25 blocks on the west and east. Keep in mind that, south of Market Street, streets running east and west are named after trees while north and south streets are numbered.

Walking: World-class dining, arts and entertainment, famous historic sites and tax-free clothing and shoes shopping are within steps of Center City hotels, so you’ll save a bundle on transportation. As you walk, you’ll notice color-coded directional signs that let you know what district you’re in and point you toward area attractions. And look for Center City District’s goodwill ambassadors, dressed in teal uniforms and equipped with maps, who are happy to give directions and answer questions.

Public transportation: Base cash fare for the SEPTA bus, trolley and subway system is $2.25; transfers are $1.00. Tokens can be purchased for $3.60 for a two pack. For families on the go, the best travel value is the Individual Independence Pass for $12 or a Family Independence Pass (good for one family of up to 5 people traveling together) for $29. Both provide unlimited travel on all SEPTA modes of transportation for a full day.

Cab: There are more than 1,600 licensed and trained cabs in Philadelphia. Or download the Uber app to order a town car to your location.

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Home to the Empire State Building, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and other iconic sites, New York City is a fast-paced, globally influential center of art, culture, fashion and finance. The city’s 5 boroughs sit where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean, with the island borough of Manhattan at the “Big Apple’s” core.

 
 

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