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March 31, 2008

Philadelphia Tour

Pennsylvania / Philadelphia / USA

Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania. It served as the capital of the States in the 1790s.

The Liberty Bell at the Liberty Bell Center is one of the most prominent symbols associated with the American Revolutionary War. It is one of the most familiar symbols of independence within the United States, and has been described as an international icon of liberty and justice for all.

Did the bell crack due to too much hitting? No. The bell cracked while it was being put up because it was dropped, by a man, when it was hung up to try the sound. Oh my gosh!


We visited the United States Mint. The security was tight before we could enter. We were required to show the security officer our passports and no camera was allowed to bring into the mint. So we handed over our cameras to our guide who would be waiting for us outside the mint.

Since 1792, the United States Mint has been the federal agency responsible for the production and distribution of the Nation’s coinage.

Benjamin Franklin: During the 18th century, it eclipsed New York City in political and social importance, with Benjamin Franklin taking a large role in Philadelphia’s early rise to prominence.

Religious Liberty – an expression to support religious freedom.

It is not uncommon to see patriotic quote adorned on the wall.

The school bus in “South Park”.

Washington D.C – the capital tour!

6 Comments Leave your comment

  • Lim SY said on June 9, 2010 4:45 pm

    Hi, I would like to ask do you go on a Free and Easy method when you are in East Coast of America or do you join short trips. If you join short trips can you give me the name of the agent. By the way how do you plan for your trip? Where did you stay, where did you have your meals and how much you spend. I am going during the Fall sesson so starting to plan so need some advice. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks

  • eunice said on June 9, 2010 5:01 pm

    Hi SY, pls refer to your email.

  • LF said on September 9, 2012 11:17 pm

    Hi, think I am joining the same tour fron CB F&E to Eastern US in Dec. How do find it? Can share yr experience even though it has been many years? Any tips? First time going there. How’s The local agency, Paradise Vacation? I am worry if they too did not pick us form JFK.

  • eunice said on September 10, 2012 12:35 am

    @LF: Hi. CB is fine, of cos it’s best that you find out the details from them. Paradise Vacation was their agency in the US, now I don’t know if it’s still the same. I think it’s better to confirm with CB or the relevant agency about the airport transfer before you depart.

  • LF said on September 10, 2012 11:19 pm

    Checked with CB, they still use the same local agent. Was told others like Insight and Trafalgar dun do winter tours. Will confirm the airport transfer again with them. So I guess the tour is roughly the same. Hope the trip turns out well. Thanks for sharing.

  • eunice said on September 10, 2012 11:46 pm

    U r welcome

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