And the result? Philadelphia, a city of one-and-a-half million people who like their art, enjoy their food, are not averse to a drink, and adore their Eagles who won the Super Bowl in February after a 51-year drought. Philadelphia is a massively historic city that has stayed proud of its past while changing with the times. Everyone you meet is quick to tell you why they love living there and there are a lot of good reasons. Next they mention the Eagles winning the Super Bowl and you pretend you stayed up late to watch it. Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is the cradle of modern America, the place where the Constitution was drafted and ratified in 1788, and was the capital of the young United States until the action moved to DC in 1800. I flew there on the inaugural Aer Lingus flight to the city and, as tradition dictates, our plane was sprayed by fire trucks on arrival. Philly is sometimes referred to as New York’s sixth Borough. Locals do not see this as a compliment. Loews Hotel, where I stayed, is a block from the magnificent City Hall topped off… Read full this story
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