The musings and misadventures of a girl unprepared

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Travellers Aid = Lifesaver

Things haven't exactly gone to plan today... On arriving at the train station we got into a taxi, but when we gave in the address of our hotel the driver told us that our hotel wasn't actually in Philadelphia but a different city and that the zip code wasn't right. So we went into the train station and asked for help from a really lovely, very camp man from Travllers Aid who told us the same thing and rang hostelbookers for us, who told us they didn't actually have a reservation under our names and that the hotel was a THIRTY FIIVE MINUTE drive away. This lovely man then went crazy at the hostel booker people because they said they couldn't help us...

Luckily the lovely man referred us to this cheap hotel that's in a better location and cheaper than the one we'd orginally booked. Grear right? Well... The hotel is errr interesting. I wouldn't use the words clean, safe, secure, nice or not-dodgey to describe it, let's put it that way. In fact if you wanna see some photos Aimee will be uploading some pictures in a few minutes if you wanna check it out! :)

We've decided to escape for the evening and spend as little time there as possible. It's not all bad though! We're in the gay area and everything is REALLY nice (except the hotel) and we're currently calming down in a cute little cafe called 'Cafe 12', in which I would highly recommend the mango smoothy.

I hope things are going a little better for Rach and Rach, who we said our goodbyes to in NY and should be making their way to the airport around now. Fingers crossed!!

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