VISIT CHINATOWN IN PHILADELPHIA

VISIT CHINATOWN IN PHILADELPHIA
Arriving in the late after dinner sun in Philadelphia’s Chinatown was straight out of a scene of “Big Trouble in Little China.” Even the windows steamy  and filled with spices, and pictures of Chinese demigods were entrancing. Between Vine to Arch Street between 9th to 12th street is where Asian fusion begins. It wasn’t just me exploring-the kids came along too. The windows with the dead Peking ducks was a surefire stop and the kids stood there mesmerized. No heads were chopped off, so we continued our walk about a block past the entrance gates to a place called Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodles.   

VISIT CHINATOWN IN PHILADELPHIA

So my advice get some noodles, crafted from a 160 year old recipe. They have other things on the menu too- Thai peanut noodles only $6.00 a bowl. Plus, if you are particularly adventurous you can try out the Jellied Jellyfish and spicy sauce- it was pretty awesome.

Then wander, seriously my kids wandered with me-because travel should be a family thing–if you have a family. We wandered to this place called Vivi Bubble tea-and it was super cute inside. They were pink, and green with cute emoji like characters. The tea was an experience. Not ever sipping it before, with large round balls of tapioca-it was  not pleasurable. The kids choked,but we had an experience. Others around us love it and every article online about it says that it is tasty. It must be a texture thing.

VISIT CHINATOWN IN PHILADELPHIA

VisitPhilly.com was so nice-they supplied YOURS TRULY with an awesome press trip! We explored as much as we could-more to come on Philly. So wander the streets, and check out the vistas because Chinatown in Philly is definitely cool!

WHY THE INTERNET IS TERRIFIED OF THE BIG CHICKEN.

WHY THE INTERNET IS TERRIFIED OF THE BIG CHICKEN.

The internet was going chicken crazy, when the footage of a huge bird emerging from a coop in the US went viral. Some thought it was fake, but unfortunately it is not. The chicken is a Brahama, “the king of all poultry.” In 1901 these birds were weighing in at 18 pounds a chicken. They were created in the 1850s at a time that the world was in “hen fever.”

NOBODY AGREES WHERE THEY CAME FROM

WHY THE INTERNET IS TERRIFIED OF THE BIG CHICKEN.

Brahma hens are large, and have always been. But, the internet just skyrocketed it mainstream.
The breed is thought to have been bred with large chickens from China that much is known. However, there are twelve names possible for the breed and still not one livestock specialist can agree on a single possible one to represent them all.
The name Brahma was given to the breed by a farmer in 1853 who just wanted to save space on his add in the paper!

QUEEN VICTORIA RECEIVED THESE SPECIAL BIRDS

WHY THE INTERNET IS TERRIFIED OF THE BIG CHICKEN.

Queen Victoria received these birds when they were all the rage!
Mr.George Burnham sent nine of these in 1852, to Queen Victoria who had quite the bird collection. The pair price jumped to $100 per pair,making it very lucrative and the bird to have if you were one in the know.

GREAT FOR MEAT, AND ARMAGEDDON!

People were literally scared this past weekend on Twitter! The latest is that these birds are the stuff of nightmares, like a human child wrapped in a chicken suit. Disturbing, yes.

VISITING WITH THE COTTINGLEY FAIRIES

VISITING WITH THE COTTINGLEY FAIRIES

VISITING WITH THE COTTINGLEY FAIRIES

Two cousins wandered in the woods, and reportedly found fairies willing to play and prance with them back in 1914.
Society loves fairies, lets face it the tales, and merchandise are everywhere. Even before marketing and 21st century life fairy tales were a huge deal. They were read and sung by passing bards, they were hunted out, sought out by men like the Grimm Brothers-it\’s not just a phase. These creatures can be winged, or like a human tall and perhaps elfin with their ears  or entirely like tinkerbell who can only speak with a whisper or a bell. Even better Labyrinth-they bite. Each interpretation is different from the previous one. The one thing remains, even today we seek them, from fairy doors to fairy gardens. We have not lost the hope that there is something else out there, different from us and magically available if one only knows how to conjure it. The Cottingley Fairies were one of these instances.

WHAT ARE THE COTTINGLEY FAIRIES?

VISITING WITH THE COTTINGLEY FAIRIES

Two cousins in Cottingley England ventured into the woods and played a brook daily. They came home wet and muddy quite often. In fact, the youngest cousin Frances insisted to her mother that she was playing with fairies at the waterfall. Elsie the older cousin agreed with Frances. The pair begged for a camera to get proof for the adults and that is how the fairy pictures began. The girls began taking more and more pictures which started a sensation in the England. Some believed it was proof of fairies and others that is was a hoax. The girls insisted until their deaths that fairies are real, and that the pictures were not a hoax. The “living fairies” were pictured between 1917 and 1920.They even had Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fooled-even though his Sherlock would have had it  figured out.

VISITING WITH THE COTTINGLEY FAIRIES

HOW TO GET TO THE COTTINGLEY FAIRIES

VISITING WITH THE COTTINGLEY FAIRIES

A scenic village Cottingley is located between Shipley and Bingley in Yorkshire, England. Cottingley is a wonderful place, historical and very much filled with remnants that Elsie and Frances (the Cottingley fairy girls) would notice. People do come here to find fairies for themselves, because hey it\’s a belief. Originally named for the sons of Cota, and a highly prized meadow area it was never inhabited by one family long. The area suffered from the plague in the seventeenth century and became famous because of the early 20th century living  fairies.

SCARY PLACES: THE WELL OF JOSHUA SPOONER

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The view of the well that Joshua Spooner was throw down when he was killed in 1778. It is still located in Brookfield,Massachusetts

WHAT DID JOSHUA SPOONER DO?

Joshua Spooner and his wife Bathsheba lived in Brookfield Massachusetts during the American Revolution. Bathsheba did what most women did, got married to the wealthiest option and dealt with her unhappiness. Well, even though Joshua had money (he was a wealthy planter) he could not give her happiness. Bathesheba began to have a liason, love affair adulterous journey with a dashing COntinental army captain by the name of Ezra Ross. Ross and Bathesheba became pregnant.

Joshua was an abusive man, according to Bathesheba and no amount of money could make her see past that. So on the night of March 1,1778 she enlisted two other soldiers to help Ezra beath Joshua to death and throw him down the well.

BATHESHEBA\’S LOVER WAS ONLY 16!

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Bathesheba\’s lover Ezra was only 16 years old when he fathered the 32 years olds child and killed her husband. The townspeople questioned her and the three soldiers who were captured and tried. Why kill him? Abuse, she stated again.
Her lover couldn\’t kill Joshua, even though she gave him the poison to do it and opportunities more than once. So she enlisted the help of two British soldiers who were AWOL. They gladly accepted her invitation, she told Ezra who came to help.

She was convicted, claimed she was pregnant and was given a examination. They did not find evidence and hung her. She was the first woman in America to be executed after the Declaration of Independence was signed.

So keep thee from the Evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Neither let her take thee with her eyelids. There are a thousand dangers, that poor young wretches are in by reason of the snares & traps which are everywhere laid … particularly the poor beardless youth not quite 18.
July 5, Rev. Ebenezer Parkman

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