Philadelphia was a fun place to stay; it has good food, interesting things to see and do and is not too big as to be unmanageable.
This is a view of the rooftops in South Philly, where I stayed.
Thanks to a great list of recommendations, I explored Chinatown and the Reading Terminal Market (where I had my first Hershey’s Kiss), and got to see some history at Independence Hall.
I also went on a tour around Eastern State Penitentiary, the first prison to use isolation as a way to help offenders to reflect on their actions and become better people. Obviously that didn’t work – solitary confinement is now considered a firm of punishment -but a lot of other places copied this model.
It’s also very interesting to learn more about the American prison system. I have Thoughts about this, to say the least. As more and more facilities fill up, it’s going to require change, of one kind or another.
I am writing this from New York, where one can’t help but be distracted. More soon!