Treasure Hunt Tycoon Chapter 1191

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Published at 18th of June 2019 03:55:04 AM Chapter 1191: 1191


Shortly after Christmas, Li Du had to board the plane towards Philadelphia .

The auction at Green Delaware Museum would start very soon and he did not have much time to waste . Hence, he did not spend time socializing or bring along other treasure hunters with him .

His destination was Philadelphia – that was one of the most important cities in American history .

Located in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania, the city was at the heart of the Delaware Water Gap Metroplex . East of the city reached the Delaware River, and the west stretched up to the Schuylkill River . It was one of the oldest and most historically important places in the United States .

As many people knew, Philadelphia played an important role in the fight for independence . However, few were aware of its degree of importance in the 1790s to the early 1800s . Before Was.h.i.+ngton, D . C . , Philadelphia had been the capital of America!

Prior to the War for Independence, North America had belonged to the British Empire . At that time, Philadelphia was in a better position . It was the second largest city in the British Empire, eclipsed only by London .

In the end, however, the city became the heart of the rebellion against British colonial rule . The local industrial facilities built by Britain formed the strong backbone of the Was.h.i.+ngton Army's anti-colonial war .

Li Du had never been to Philadelphia before, but he was no stranger to the city . He had been to New York many times, and New York was known as the "elder brother" of Philadelphia . The two cities were no more than one hundred miles apart .

Of course, the people in Philadelphia did not accept New York's relative position as the "elder brother . " Before the 19th century, New York had been a small developing city that was trailing behind Philadelphia . At that time, Philadelphia was the center of America's culture, business, and industrial exchange .

Li Du had prepared himself by learning and understanding the local history, economy, and cultural practices before joining the warehouse auction . That could help him recognize and evaluate the items in the warehouses .

After the plane landed, Li Du rented an R-cla.s.s Mercedes at the car rental company next to the airport . It was an MPV and had enough seats to fit his group .

Now that he had arrived at the famed historical city, Li Du had to explore the area .

When Driver got in the car, he said lazily, "It's dull to drive in Philadelphia . The roads here are straight and wide; there's no challenge at all . "

Li Du smiled . "I hope that all the roads you will travel for the rest of your life will not be challenging . "

"Then the high salary you give me would be a waste for you . " Driver smiled .

Driver's permanent residency in the United States had been established and made legal . However, he seemed indifferent to the change . After losing his son, he no longer seemed to have any enthusiasm for life .


The roads in Philadelphia were easy to travel . The road systems were well-developed, the street signs were clear, and the signs in the east-west direction of each street had names, while the north-south direction had numbers .

Hence, they would never have to worry about losing their way in Philadelphia .

It was still a learning experience for Driver, however . After all, the R-cla.s.s Mercedes was an MPV . It was longer, measuring a total of more than five meters . Philadelphia, as one of the largest cities in the States, had heavy traffic . Therefore, although the roads were wide, there were still traffic jams .

However, Driver always seemed to be able to pa.s.s other cars, and his ability to spot an opportunity to squeeze in through the traffic was impressive .

Pa.s.sing cars on the city highway was not an easy matter . People who did that were seen as rude . After all, they would have to change lanes to pa.s.s other cars .

However, that did not happen in Driver's case . He always pa.s.sed seamlessly, without a sound . They continued to speed on the road, maintaining the speed of 160 to 170 kilometers per hour on the highway .

The driver behind them noticed that . His car was a CRV, and its owner was clearly proud of its horsepower as he followed behind the MPV .

In the end, they had only been past two traffic junctions when they heard a "piang . " The CRV had crashed into a Cadillac!

Li Du did not make any command and Driver continued to speed until he reached Manayunk .

That was one of the remote areas in Philadelphia . It was situated in the north-west and was a high-density residential area . There were many small hills along the way, dotted with Victorian-style bungalows .

Li Du asked, "Why are we here?"

Chewing his gum, Driver said, "Lunch . They serve the traditional delicacies of Philadelphia here . "

Manayunk was a Native American word . It meant "the place where we drink . " Li Du did not know that and had expected that he would only look for restaurants to dine in after he arrived .

Obviously, Driver had thought about all that when they were on the road . Additionally, he knew Li Du very well and brought them all to food heaven .

The most famous food in Philadelphia was probably the local Philly Cheesesteak . Many shops sold such sandwiches, similar to how many shops in Beijing sold barbequed duck .

Such cheap food was famous all over the United States . Philadelphia people liked it very much . Every sandwich shop banked on the strategy of having loyal customers and hence, they would try their best to retain their regular patrons .

Once, there had even been a debate on sandwiches held in Philadelphia . The foodies would form groups and discuss their favorite sandwich shop . At the time, it had been reported, "The debate is extremely fierce, enough to stun the Bible scholars who debated on Deuteronomy . "

Driving into Manayunk, Driver suggested, "Let's go to the place where vegans gather . I've checked on the plane, and that's the most traditional, oldest restaurant in Philadelphia . There's a food theme called, 'Bring the Farm to the Tables . ' The ingredients are fresh and plentiful . They are all brought in from the farm . "

Li Du smiled and said, "No problem . Let's go there . "

Just as its name suggested, Manayunk was indeed 'The place where we drink . ' In the old residential area, it was crowded and people rubbed shoulders as they rushed in all directions . Thousands of people were looking for pubs and restaurants .

In the residential area, every table was occupied . The sky was still bright and the place was loud and chaotic .

It was hard to park the car in such a place . Most of the cars were moving just like them, driving slowly on the road, looking for a parking spot .

Most of the people who drove there were tourists . The locals would travel on bikes . There was a special lane by the river which was one of the rare bicycle trails in America . The scenic path was regarded as the holy grail of biking lanes for bike enthusiasts .

However, with Driver, Li Du did not have to worry about the problem of parking . Driver had an uncanny ability to spot opportunities and Li Du had full confidence in him .

The narrow roadside was full of parked cars . A pickup started to drive off, and drivers of the cars in front and behind all became alert, vying for that parking spot .

They were just about to go backwards to readjust their direction when Driver started to spin the steering wheel and changed gears rapidly . He sped up and drove the car to the empty spot at top speed, gaining it easily .

The front of the car turned a few times before the large-sized MPV was parked comfortably .

The owners of the surrounding cars wore a blank look on their faces . They had probably never seen someone s.n.a.t.c.hing the parking s.p.a.ce with such familiarity and swiftness .

One of the cars, a Toyota, belonged to a young, fit man . There were three people inside the car . Seeing that the MPV had s.n.a.t.c.hed the parking s.p.a.ce, they went mad . They pushed open their car doors, got out of the car, and pointed at Li Du's vehicle . "F*ck you, are you blind? Didn't you see that we already locked down this…"

The doors of the MPV sprang open too, and Li Du's bodyguards filed out . They were all big-sized, tall and strong men . One of them looked as ferocious as G.o.dzilla .

The young men from the Toyota went silent . Shortly after Christmas, Li Du had to board the plane towards Philadelphia . The auction at Green Delaware Museum would start very soon and he did not have much time to waste . Hence, he did not spend time socializing or bring along other treasure hunters with him . His destination was Philadelphia – that was one of the most important cities in American history . Located in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania, the city was at the heart of the Delaware Water Gap Metroplex . East of the city reached the Delaware River, and the west stretched up to the Schuylkill River . It was one of the oldest and most historically important places in the United States . As many people knew, Philadelphia played an important role in the fight for independence . However, few were aware of its degree of importance in the 1790s to the early 1800s . Before Was.h.i.+ngton, D . C . , Philadelphia had been the capital of America! Prior to the War for Independence, North America had belonged to the British Empire . At that time, Philadelphia was in a better position . It was the second largest city in the British Empire, eclipsed only by London . In the end, however, the city became the heart of the rebellion against British colonial rule . The local industrial facilities built by Britain formed the strong backbone of the Was.h.i.+ngton Armys anti-colonial war . Li Du had never been to Philadelphia before, but he was no stranger to the city . He had been to New York many times, and New York was known as the elder brother of Philadelphia . The two cities were no more than one hundred miles apart . Of course, the people in Philadelphia did not accept New Yorks relative position as the elder brother . Before the 19th century, New York had been a small developing city that was trailing behind Philadelphia . At that time, Philadelphia was the center of Americas culture, business, and industrial exchange . Li Du had prepared himself by learning and understanding the local history, economy, and cultural practices before joining the warehouse auction . That could help him recognize and evaluate the items in the warehouses . After the plane landed, Li Du rented an R-cla.s.s Mercedes at the car rental company next to the airport . It was an MPV and had enough seats to fit his group . Now that he had arrived at the famed historical city, Li Du had to explore the area . When Driver got in the car, he said lazily, Its dull to drive in Philadelphia . The roads here are straight and wide; theres no challenge at all . Li Du smiled . I hope that all the roads you will travel for the rest of your life will not be challenging . Then the high salary you give me would be a waste for you . Driver smiled . Drivers permanent residency in the United States had been established and made legal . However, he seemed indifferent to the change . After losing his son, he no longer seemed to have any enthusiasm for life The roads in Philadelphia were easy to travel . The road systems were well-developed, the street signs were clear, and the signs in the east-west direction of each street had names, while the north-south direction had numbers . Hence, they would never have to worry about losing their way in Philadelphia . It was still a learning experience for Driver, however . After all, the R-cla.s.s Mercedes was an MPV . It was longer, measuring a total of more than five meters . Philadelphia, as one of the largest cities in the States, had heavy traffic . Therefore, although the roads were wide, there were still traffic jams . However, Driver always seemed to be able to pa.s.s other cars, and his ability to spot an opportunity to squeeze in through the traffic was impressive . Pa.s.sing cars on the city highway was not an easy matter . People who did that were seen as rude . After all, they would have to change lanes to pa.s.s other cars . However, that did not happen in Drivers case . He always pa.s.sed seamlessly, without a sound . They continued to speed on the road, maintaining the speed of 160 to 170 kilometers per hour on the highway . The driver behind them noticed that . His car was a CRV, and its owner was clearly proud of its horsepower as he followed behind the MPV . In the end, they had only been past two traffic junctions when they heard a piang . The CRV had crashed into a Cadillac! Li Du did not make any command and Driver continued to speed until he reached Manayunk . That was one of the remote areas in Philadelphia . It was situated in the north-west and was a high-density residential area . There were many small hills along the way, dotted with Victorian-style bungalows . Li Du asked, Why are we here? Chewing his gum, Driver said, Lunch . They serve the traditional delicacies of Philadelphia here . Manayunk was a Native American word . It meant the place where we drink . Li Du did not know that and had expected that he would only look for restaurants to dine in after he arrived . Obviously, Driver had thought about all that when they were on the road . Additionally, he knew Li Du very well and brought them all to food heaven . The most famous food in Philadelphia was probably the local Philly Cheesesteak . Many shops sold such sandwiches, similar to how many shops in Beijing sold barbequed duck . Such cheap food was famous all over the United States . Philadelphia people liked it very much . Every sandwich shop banked on the strategy of having loyal customers and hence, they would try their best to retain their regular patrons . Once, there had even been a debate on sandwiches held in Philadelphia . The foodies would form groups and discuss their favorite sandwich shop . At the time, it had been reported, The debate is extremely fierce, enough to stun the Bible scholars who debated on Deuteronomy . Driving into Manayunk, Driver suggested, Lets go to the place where vegans gather . Ive checked on the plane, and thats the most traditional, oldest restaurant in Philadelphia . Theres a food theme called, Bring the Farm to the Tables . The ingredients are fresh and plentiful . They are all brought in from the farm . Li Du smiled and said, No problem . Lets go there . Just as its name suggested, Manayunk was indeed The place where we drink . In the old residential area, it was crowded and people rubbed shoulders as they rushed in all directions . Thousands of people were looking for pubs and restaurants . In the residential area, every table was occupied . The sky was still bright and the place was loud and chaotic . It was hard to park the car in such a place . Most of the cars were moving just like them, driving slowly on the road, looking for a parking spot . Most of the people who drove there were tourists . The locals would travel on bikes . There was a special lane by the river which was one of the rare bicycle trails in America . The scenic path was regarded as the holy grail of biking lanes for bike enthusiasts . However, with Driver, Li Du did not have to worry about the problem of parking . Driver had an uncanny ability to spot opportunities and Li Du had full confidence in him . The narrow roadside was full of parked cars . A pickup started to drive off, and drivers of the cars in front and behind all became alert, vying for that parking spot . They were just about to go backwards to readjust their direction when Driver started to spin the steering wheel and changed gears rapidly . He sped up and drove the car to the empty spot at top speed, gaining it easily . The front of the car turned a few times before the large-sized MPV was parked comfortably . The owners of the surrounding cars wore a blank look on their faces . They had probably never seen someone s.n.a.t.c.hing the parking s.p.a.ce with such familiarity and swiftness . One of the cars, a Toyota, belonged to a young, fit man . There were three people inside the car . Seeing that the MPV had s.n.a.t.c.hed the parking s.p.a.ce, they went mad . They pushed open their car doors, got out of the car, and pointed at Li Dus vehicle . F*ck you, are you blind? Didnt you see that we already locked down this… The doors of the MPV sprang open too, and Li Dus bodyguards filed out . They were all big-sized, tall and strong men . One of them looked as ferocious as G.o.dzilla . The young men from the Toyota went silent .

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