I don’t get to Philadelphia often. When I do, it’s almost overwhelming. So much stimulus for this small-town boy. More city, more traffic, more photo opportunities and, most importantly, more characters. It’s a goldmine. But, unlike beloved Baltimore, it’s a real chore getting there. Driving is a nightmare and the train requires way too much exact scheduling that my life just doesn’t jive with.
This last time in Philadelphia I made it a point to get to the city’s Chinatown. I had never been there, and I was anxious to explore. I found it to be small in comparison to New York City’s, but still busy and the sidewalks crowded.