Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion
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... sacred ground, but I talked about Valley Forge in my last segment. It's trip worth making, especially for the history buff. On to Philadelphia.
We were warned about the route into the city by the clerk at Valley Forge. An old highway, we were told, that would be jam packed with traffic. She was right. We got off the freeway and drove the suburban streets into the city - - probably not much faster but a much more interesting ...
... side of the street and Geno's Steaks on the other so we split up into small groups and each group purchased steaks from each steak house. We tested them all to see which one we preferred! I must say at 5 dollars, Geno's Steaks won for me. After consuming lots of steak and bread we boarded the minibus and headed to Washington DC where we would be setting up camp for a few days.
Bye Philadelphia! Lovely city, shame we couldn't stay longer!
... but still a fun place to visit.
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... pace. The Battleship was huge and required us to squeeze through tight quarters and go up and down steep stair steps just as the actual crew did. We got to explore almost every level of the ship. Jadin loved this tour. We kept reminding him it was the same procedures and lifestyle his uncle Travis and Jerome went through while they were in tour in the Navy. My favorite part was sitting in the captain’s chair and posing for a picture in the brig (aka the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostelling International - Chamounix Mansion Philadelphia
If you are backpacking around and are thinking of staying here, don't unless you have a car. The bus takes approx 50 mins one way to get from the city to the closest stop and that is without the wait for the unreliable, infrequent bus and then the walk to hostel. The hostel itself is fine if you keep in mind that it is an old house. Power points are infrequent, wifi only really available in the lounge area, the beds are narrow and the showers don't have any water pressure. The up side is that you do meet a lot of people as everyone is forced into the lounge for the wifi and the hostel hosts are pretty good at getting everyone chatting. I would only stay here again if everything else was booked out and I really wanted to go to Philly.
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