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  • Day1345

    USA Tour - Boston/Portland

    November 17, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Last day in Boston today before my trip up to Portland, Maine later in the day. Today is when I started this travel blog, I also made a few FaceTime calls home to let people know I’m still alive and well. I was going to Portland via a greyhound coach which I was looking forward to - except they’re not Grey like in the movies 😭😭😂😂 it was still a comfortable journey which took about 3 hours. Unfortunately it was so dark I couldn’t see much but I managed to catch up on some episodes of ‘Norsemen’ which my dad recommended to me before I left.

    I stepped off the bus in Portland and immediately felt like this was a friendly place - the town reminds me of the one in the film ‘deck the halls’ there was snow everywhere and in some places around 7 inches deep. I walked all the way up congress street which took me pretty much direct to my hostel which is brilliant, more like a house than a hostel it’s in a brilliant location too!

    After checking in I made friends with two guys in my room - 1 guy called Bryan from Tennessee who is up here on work (he owns a weed farm) and he’s ex Air Force. There was also a guy called Miguel who was also in the forces and me and him ended up going for a few drinks around Portland.

    Brilliant night, Miguel was cool and he gave me some tips on where to go when I get to Texas as he’s from there. We ended up in a bar called Rosie’s which was a proper bar. Line dancing, country and western music and fries served in a basket!

    Great night!
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  • Day1346

    USA Tour - Portland, Maine

    November 18, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 1 °C

    Decided to just walk around the town today - Portland is only a small place, so it’s very easy to get around. I ended up around the harbour area today, which was so quiet as it’s all pretty much closed for the season, including a lot of restaurants. Eventually came across a bar called ‘Ri Ra’ which is an Irish bar that was actually quiet good. I drank miller lite, and watched the NFL like a local. I also got speaking to a couple from Boston who where up here on vacation for a few days. Real cool, super nice people who bought me a few drinks and also recommended other places to go in Boston if I ever go back (I go back in a few days 😂😂)

    After all the beer was drunk I needed another walk around the town. I stumbled across a place called ‘duckfat’ which was awesome - ended up getting a huge plate of poutine ❤️❤️
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  • Day1348

    USA Tour - Portland/Boston

    November 20, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ❄️ 0 °C

    So I came back to Boston today after a few days up in Portland. The plan was to carry up further north but after a few locals advised against it and seeing on the news that a storm was coming in I made the decision to come back to Boston for a few nights, as from here it’s quite easy to get around!

    However before I left for Boston I had another walk around Portland, and went to a place called ‘Beckys’ out on the waterfront that a few people had told me to try. It’s open from 4am to 9pm 7 days a week! Got my self a breakfast there and ended up talking to a few locals there, one recommended I make my way to New Haven in Connecticut, so I may look into that. What I have noticed a lot up in New England is that most people think Liverpool is in Ireland....

    Had my first travel incident today too - I left all my ID and credit cards etc at my hostel when I checked out. Luckily I got some WiFi and I had an email off the hostel letting me know they had them otherwise i wouldn’t of noticed till I’d of left Portland which would of been too late!!! Coincidentally it’s the first time I’ve left a room without patting my head - I always check I have everything and if I do I pat my head like a postman’s knock so I know I’ve checked... so I’ll be sure to pat my head every time I leave a room now....
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  • Day1347

    USA Tour - Portland, Maine

    November 19, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 1 °C

    Today I braved the cold weather and did the back cove trail which is around 3.5 miles long around ‘Back Cove’

    Took me a while to do as the floor is covered in snow and I’m wearing Nike 270’s which isn’t ideal! However, it was a great walk which takes you into the north and west of the city for you to walk around and discover!

    Walking my way back towards my hostel I stopped off and got the best steak sandwich I’ve ever had. Currently in Starbucks, stealing their WiFi to update this blog, drink some ice tea and watch the world go by.

    It’s my last day here in Portland as I’m off back to Boston tomorrow - my original plan of carrying up further north to bar harbour was brought to an abrupt halt as each local I spoke to highly suggested I didn’t as I don’t have the correct clothing and it won’t be that pretty up there at the moment. So I am making my way back to Boston and I’ll basically see where ever is cheapest to go next and go there. I may treat myself to a beer or two tonight though...
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  • Day8

    Kittery ME to Brunswick ME

    June 16, 2017 in the United States ⋅

    All set!

    After a quick visit to the mall to exchange an item, we hit the road north. First stop Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, summer home of the Bush family. Didn't spot them, but did see some big houses. This is a busy place. Republicans seem to have more class than Democrats (see Hyannis). Still prefer Marblehead MA, myself.
    Got gas. This time very few cheaper gas stations afterwards, but still keeping an eye out!
    Then Portland, which is more Limerick than Galway. A bit edgy, with the most down and outs we've come across anywhere. Lots of red brick buildings. Not timber because Portland has burned down a few times in the past. After the 4th time, they copped on about the timber buildings. Quirky shops. Microbreweries & pubs. We walked around, rain threatened but never materialised.
    I changed into longs in the car park, before venturing onto the streets of Portland. It's a bit chilly up here in Maine. Parkme.com guided me to best value parking in the city centre. Cost $5 for two hours this time! That's 10 times the cost in Salem, which is a much nicer town to visit.
    We planned to lunch at Marcy's Diner in the city. Using Garmin pedestrian mode, we found it. Shut for 3 weeks! "Chooso for the ferraris" as they say in Italy.
    Next Freeport. Mall city, literally. L.L. Bean is based here. Huge shop, with lots of outlets clustered around it. No other outdoor apparel shops though, such as Columbia. Bean's seemed dear, but it's not an outlet. Got Christmas decorations at the Mangey Moose. Not many people from Ennis can say that.
    Coffee and a sandwich at Beans. VLL: next time have a small basic coffee, not a medium Americano. Latter dearer but only difference is double the water = dirty water, not coffee. Opted not to add a tip for a self-service service.
    We passed the Fat Boy drive-in diner on the way to the hotel in Brunswick. It is one of our possible dining choices for this evening. Only in America!
    The dirty washing has been sorted at the hotel, by my personal assistant, who needs to go now and check progress. I've done my bit, by reminding her.
    We also now know what "efficiencies" are. There was something else we were supposed to google, but we've forgotten what is was, as we predicted at the time we said we'd google it..........
    We stopped by the Fat Boy drive-in for photos though not for food. You turn your headlights on if you want service. Food is brought to the car on a tray that hangs from the window. We were en route to a classier joint, the Brunswick Diner. It's housed in an old railway carriage. Friendly waitress sorted out a booth for us after we sat for a while at the counter. Delicious Clam chowder to start (for me only) then the "Johnny Cash" for me (ribeye steak, three fried eggs over easy & Texas toast) and a Brunswick Burger (mushrooms, onions, bacon & an egg) for my companion, both of which were proclaimed delicious. The bag of "chips" added to the burger occasion. We really,enjoyed the experience. The place was packed, though it is small. The Wurlitzer jukebox doesn't work, unfortunately.
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  • Day34

    Day 34 - Choo Choo!

    October 11, 2016 in the United States ⋅

    There are not a great deal of tourist activities or sights here in Portland. It's definitely a magnet for tourists and it seems that Portland used to be the quiet and friendly gateway to the great beyond in the main of Maine. The state number plates used to have the slogan 'vacationland'. The state number plates now say 'the way life should be' and they both help explain it's appeal and charm. The hustle and bustle of the large cities on the east coast are not that far away and Portland offers a break from the present and also a glimpse in to the past. This brings me on to one of the few tourist attractions available, the narrow gauge railway.

    Alice and I took a short journey along the beach/harbour front on the narrow gauge railway. It represents a slice of local history whereby these particularly narrow trains used to access parts of the state before cars became commonplace. Riding on them now, their creaky wooden chassis and intense vibrations felt from your feet to your head are a way to appreciate travel of yesteryear. We travelled one way along the line and got off for a fifteen minutes break. The convivial conductor entertained us passengers during this time by asking us questions and openly talking about his holiday plans for the coming year. We were soon back aboard the train and slowly bouncing our way back. It was a pleasant way to see the Atlantic Sea and pass a few hours.

    There was a busy donut shop that we passed yesterday afternoon and it had closed due to having sold out of all their donuts. We made sure we didn't mss out today and Alice had the chai flavour and I had the pomegranate. Both were good solid donuts and as they stressed, they did taste different having been made with local Maine mashed potatoes.

    That was about all the excitement we could take for today and decided on returning early to our accommodation and having a Netflix session. Apart from leaving for a filling and tasty vegan meal for dinner nearby, we spent the rest of the evening watching 'Stranger Things'.

    Song of the Day:
    The Monkees - Last Train to Clarksville
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  • Day33

    Day 33 - A Roll & A Movie

    October 10, 2016 in the United States ⋅

    Today and tomorrow we are primarily relaxing and getting to know Portland, Maine.

    This city has a nice feel and we found out that it was a national holiday which explained why it was particularly busy. It was also sunny in an autumnal kind of way. In direct sunlight, lovely, in the shade, positively chilly. We had no real plans and had a coffee as we strolled in to the centre. On the way, there was a minor altercation between two men. Of all the places we have visited, this sleepy city by the sea primarily aimed at vacationers seemed like the last place to witness a fight. It wasn't really a fight though and our view was partially blocked by a bus, more wildly thrown arms and a passerby intervening. By the time Alice and I had walked the length of the road and were near to the scene the police had arrived. Just as quickly as it had flared up it had died down.

    Having safely made it to the harbour side we decided to have some lunch. I particularly wanted to try the lobster roll and we found a venue. It was lunchtime and was packed but it didn't take too long to get a seat. I had eaten lobster once before but it was in a rich sauce which I'm guessing defeats the object of eating a delicate tasting fish. The roll when it came was overflowing with lobster and had a single leaf of lettuce and the slightest of smears of mayonnaise. Alice also had the lobster roll and we both agreed they were very enjoyable.

    We then walked along the main street popping in and out of tat shops and by the end of the road we weren't sure what to do with the rest of the afternoon. We were near to the cinema and decided on seeing a matinee. We saw Sully, the partly true story of the pilot who safely landed a plane on the Hudson Bay in 2009. A well made movie that manages to explain what happened that eventful morning whilst also squeezing in an epic battle of noble pilot versus scrupulously unreasonable NTSB.

    For some unexplained reason we were both feeling tired and decided to buy some food and actually make dinner as we had been planning to do for a while. The chicken stirfry was amazing of course and we rounded off this lazy day with a Netflix and HBO Go marathon. The plan for tomorrow is to try and see more of Portland.

    Song of the Day:
    Otis Redding - Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
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  • Day14

    Portland (Maine)

    August 11, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Nach 7 Stunden Fahrt (inkl. Pausen und Einreiseprozedere in die USA) erreichen wir Portland (Maine).

    Leider haben wir mit dem Wetter kein besonderes Glück, denn es regnet quasi ununterbrochen. Aber davon lassen wir uns nicht unterkriegen und gehen erst mal ne Runde an der Eastern Promenade spazieren um die Beine von der langen Fahrt zu lockern und ein bisschen Meerluft zu schnuppern.

    Danach geht’s zum alten Hafen, wo sich allerlei Restaurants befinden. Und da wir in Maine sind, gibt es heute Lobster Roll 🦀.
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  • Day15

    Headlights (Portland)

    August 12, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    Am nächsten Morgen legen wir noch einen kurzen Zwischenstopp am Fort Williams Park ein, wo der ältestes Leuchtturm Maines (die Headlights stehen)
    Wir können uns nicht helfen, irgendwie riecht es hier nach “Nordsee”. 😂 die Mischung aus Meerluft und Heckenrosen könnte eventuell daran schuld sein.
    Schon merkwürdig wie der Kopf Gerüche und Orte miteinander verbindet.
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  • Day15

    Portland/Maine/USA

    October 29, 2016 in the United States ⋅

    Portland hat uns mit schlechtem Wetter begrüßt. Vor dem Frühstück haben wir den "Face-Check" der US-Behörden über uns ergehen lassen. Dank der guten Vorbereitung der AIDA-Crew lief die ganze Aktion schnell und leger ab. Nach dem Frühstück haben wir dann einen ausgibigen Spaziergang durch die Hafenstadt gemacht. Es gab einige nette Geschäfte, aber bis auf einen Lobster-Weihnachtsanhänger haben wir nichts eingekauft und sind am Nachmittag an Bord geblieben.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Cumberland County, مقاطعة كمبرلاند, Къмбърланд, কাম্বারল্যান্ড কাউন্টি, Condado de Cumberland, Cumberlandi maakond, Cumberland konderria, شهرستان کامبرلند، مین, Comté de Cumberland, Contae Cumberland, Cumberland megye, Քամբերլենդ շրջան, Contea di Cumberland, カンバーランド郡, Cumberland Kūn, Hrabstwo Cumberland, کمبرلینڈ کاؤنٹی، مینے, Comitatul Cumberland, Камберленд, Округ Камберланд, کمبرلینڈ کاؤنٹی، میئن, Condado han Cumberland, 坎伯蘭縣

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