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New York - Philly - Washington DC

In the morning we packed our things and headed from NY to Philadelphia. In Philly we had a scavenger hunt across the city. Each patrol unit had to complete a set of tasks. For example take a photo with a stranger:

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and a bunch of selfies all over the city. We visited the china town, the city center and few other sites.

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foto Anja

It was pretty hard to find any water fountains in the city so at some point we had to visit a shop. Since thirst was high and we were in a bit of a rush we almost bought 12 L of water for 40$. Luckily one of the cashiers saw that we were confused young scouts and saved us. He was like: 'Don't buy this man. It's too expensive.' It turns out that it's cheaper to buy a bigger packing. We ended up paying 7$ instead. Thanks again random cashier.

Then we ran back to Eastern State Penitentiary where we had a guided tour. Penitentiary is a godfather of most prisons in USA. Prison is the place where Al Capone was imprisoned for the first time. It's build around a central control room that allows one prison guard to surveil the whole prison in matter of 30s without any surveillance equipment. One of the hallways:

After the prison was closed the authorities had the idea to convert it into a shopping mall. Plan was luckily not executed and the former prison was turned into a museum.

Then we headed to the DC. Our bus driver got lost a few times. So we arrived to Catholic university of America at 21:00. We had dinner and then headed straight to sleep. The university dorm was an enormous improvement from the one in NY. Almost everyone got his own room and a shower. Tomorrow we explore DC.

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