Fab photo of the day: Philadelphia City Hall

City Hall is one of Philadelphia’s most prominent buildings. Located at the exact center of founding father William Penn’s plans for the city, it was constructed from 1871 to 1901. In order to emphasize the political importance of Philadelphia, the architect John McArthur, Jr. designed City Hall to be the tallest building in the world, […]

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A weekend full of friends and history in DC, Part II

And now we move onto the historical aspect of the DC trip! Sunday morning,  Manj and I met up with B and Jenny for coffee before embarking on a walking tour of DC. I had visited the DC sights many times as a child, but had never been as an adult, so I was really looking […]

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Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi

A big part of understanding another culture is learning about its history.  One of the must see historical sights in Hanoi is the Hoa Lo Prison,  referred to as the Hanoi Hilton by American prisoners of war (POWs) during World War II.

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