I didn't notice the passing of time until the day that I have to depart for the fellowship. It was early morning on September 28, 2013 when I left Manila for New York together with my wife who was allowed to experience at least half of the time that I am on fellowship. Yes, EF fellows' spouses are allowed to be with us too!
We were greeted by these mural arts inside the arrival area, giving me a glimpse about US history and its culture. I couldn't help but remember our own artwork in the Philippines, the EDSA-Bayanihan Peace Mural!
After collecting our luggage, we hopped on a van for a 2-hr drive to Philadelphia. Seeing the towering structures of Manhattan in the horizon, I clicked for some photos. I couldn't wait to visit this place in the 3rd week of my fellowship!
Finally, at around 6:00 pm on September 28, we were settled at this spacious room of Double Tree Hotel.
We were dead tired but chose to venture out than waste our time sleeping. These are few of the awesome sights that I photographed outside. As a first time visitor of Philly, my adventures as an EF fellow have just began.