A beautiful place to visit in summer. Twins cities separated by the river makes is almost a fairytale cities.
This would be my first trip to the east cost of USA. I have never been to this side of the country in which i have lived for the past 3 and a half years. That should not be so much of a surprise as i have not visited most of India, where i was born.
The weekend i was visiting boston was bubbling with celebrations, there ice hockey team had won the Stanley cup. Typical celebration included the parade and people flocking the bars. I somehow felt the city was opt for celebrations.
The first thing you notice about the city is how well the public transportation is. both Boston and Cambridge are very well connected and nobody in the right state of mind would want to own a car here. It would be rather confusing to drive and unnecessary. Everybody who is visiting Boston, i would urge then to use the public transportation. That said, i would prefer to visit boston or the east coast for that matter only in spring or summer and no other time.
I would suggest you to take the “Freedom trail ” walking tour, There are several paid ones and one free one offered by the national park services. I took the NPS one. very informative.
Ranger giving the tour.
It was pleasant seeing young kids playing in the fountain to beat the summer heat. I wish i could too.
Above all of this, This city glitters in the night.
June 20th, 2011
Cross posted from chand.ru/blog