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Wilmington, DE
24th Jul 2008
Driving to Philadelphia via New Jersey and Delaware

A day of travel.  I braved the traffic and tolls in order to say that I have now driven through Manhattan and survived.  I'm sure I was honked at, but only once.

I crossed through Newark and, due to day-dreaming, missed my exit from the expressway and ended up almost in Maryland.  The plans I have for exiting Philly would not have allowed me to see Delaware easily, so rather than turning around I continued over the bridge and into the exciting land of Delaware.  There I stopped by the river to make a video before heading into the city centre of Wilmington.  It's not a very nice town, quite poor, with a lot of bums and even more people just sitting around on their doorsteps doing nothing.  I dashed through the walking tour around the centre and made my exit.

Next up is Philadelphia.  Wonderful city.  I stayed in the incorporated suburb of Manayunk, which is not posh, but is visited by lots of rich Daddy's Girls. I couchsurfed with a true travel guru, whose tales of adventure and misadventure paled my own.  In the evening we went to Manayunk high street for dinner (full Irish with real beans and real bacon!) and beers.  The night became rather messy as one bar was celebrating its birthday by giving away free booze.  My friend Dennis took my camera and snapped me with various different women all night.

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