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  • Day35

    Day 35 - Parking In Boston

    October 12, 2016 in the United States

    We were back on the road today. The destination was Boston and the time was flexible. We didn't rush.

    Honestly, nothing else really happened. We had McDonald's on the road and hoped that the sunny weather would last for our stay in Boston. As we reached the city's outskirts, the traffic we had been warned about on the East coast made itself known whilst sitting in a sprawling underground tunnel with multiple exits. It soon cleared up and the next issue became finding a parking space. We had to park a few blocks away from where we were staying and lugged our stuff a good few blocks. It was now fast approaching dusk and we decided on eating locally at an Indian restaurant. We then took it easy for the rest of the evening and made plans for our first full day in Boston tomorrow.

    Song of the Day:
    Green Day - Longview (heard it in the car)
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  • Day6

    Ein Tag in Boston

    April 5, 2018 in the United States

    Bei blauem Himmel und frostigen Temperaturen geht es für uns in das lila"Duckboat", das uns sowohl über Land als auch über den Charles River durch Boston fährt. Eine gute Möglichkeit die Stadt im Warmen zu erkunden. Ein Bier trinken wir dann im 52. Stockwerk des Prudential Towers mit Blick über die gesamte Stadt und bis zum Flughafen. Nach dieser kleinen Stärkung laufen wir durch Bostons Park und die gemütlichen Einkaufsstraßen. Auf dem traditionellen Quincy-Markt stärken wir uns noch mit einer Kleinigkeit, bevor es uns dann abends in ein Fischrestaurant direkt am Wasser verschlägt.Read more

  • Day5

    Mit dem Bus nach Boston

    April 4, 2018 in the United States

    Nach einem entspannten Morgen nehmen wir gegen Mittag den Bus von New York nach Boston. Raus aus der 8-Millionen-Metropole und rein in die gemütliche "Kleinstadt" mit etwa 600.000 Einwohnern. Nach fünf Stunden Fahrt mit stockendem Verkehr kommen wir endlich an und beziehen unser neues Zuhause für die nächsten zwei Nächte.
    Am Abend treffen wir Chris' Schwester Natalie und ihren Freund Tom zum Abendessen. Sprachbarrieren werden mit Bier und Wein weggespült. Den Abend lassen wir in gemütlicher Runde in Natalies und Toms Wohnung ausklingen.
    Wer hätte da vor einem Jahr mit gerechnet?
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  • Day114


    July 27, 2016 in the United States

    Toptijd in Boston gehad! Het is een mooie stad met veel geschiedenis en dat zie je goed aan de gebouwen. Er loopt een rode lijn door de stad die je langs allerlei historische gebouwen brengt: de freedom trail.

    Het was weer ontzettend warm, dus het was heerlijk om ook een dagje met de ferry naar een eiland te gaan en daar op het strand te liggen. Met een mooi uitzicht over de stad.

    Verder ben ik naar Harvard geweest (gewoon om te kijken 😉), naar the museum of fine arts en Chinatown. En als afsluiter--hoe kan het ook anders--een gezellige kroegentocht met bier voor $1, daar zeg ik geen nee tegen haha.
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  • Day21

    May Boston and NYC

    May 28, 2018 in the United States

    Happy Monday everyone!
    Finally summer caught up here in NY!
    I told you that Vera was not the last visitor but there was spontaneously someone else coming. It was Stephan. He is in Fort Lauderdale and thought it would be a nice idea to visit NYC! For sure I encouraged him. We spent some great days together. Of course a little party hurt nobody. So we we went out like Küssnachter party style with Florin and Katja 💃🤙
    On Sunday Katja and I went to Boston for the last bike sharing station event. It was a mix between San Francisco and Chicago. The Bostonians are not on a diet nore vegan as the Bay Area people, so at least they took the cheese and chocolate but they were not as open as the Chicagoans to really engage about our campaign. Nevertheless we tried our best and had lots of fun. Katja and I were so tired that we did not even particiapte in the happy hour that our hotel organized.. imagine! Instead we were really taking it easy, did some home office from our hotel beds and went to the cinema in the evening. For the both of us this was exactly what we needed. We went to eat in the littly italy area and hoped on to the ferry or went up to the Bunker Hill Monument.
    On Wednesday evening we arrived later than expected, the greyhoundbus drivers are not really risk takers. So we slowly made our way back from Boston back home to NYC.
    On Saturday the Rego Park Family went to the Rockaway beach. The water is still freezing cold but it was nice to chill at the beach and read.
    As of yesterday I am dogsitting Mr. Mini, the little dog of my coworker Michaela. Annnnd as a huge plus, I get to live in her apartment in the upper east side.. which means I am just blocks away of the Central Park. Finally I get the chance to go running like a local in the Central Park. Yaaasss! 😎 Also my goal is to bike to work everyday with the citibike together with my other coworker Paolo who also lives in my new temporary hood 😁


    P.S only 5 more weeks until I'll be back in Switzerland again 😉🇨🇭
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  • Day10


    October 31, 2017 in the United States

    Wahnsinn, wie hier Halloween gefeiert wird!!! Je später und dunkler es heute wurde, desto mehr füllten sich die Straßen mit verkleideten Menschen. Die Häuser und Vorgärten sind hier irre aufwändig dekoriert, viele sogar mit Lautsprechern, aus denen Gruselgeräusche kommen...😱

  • Day10

    Ankunft letztes Reiseziel-Boston

    October 31, 2017 in the United States

    Erstmal vielen, vielen Dank für eure tollen Kommentare und lieben Wünsche, wir freuen uns sehr darüber😘!

    Heute sind wir in Boston, Somerville, in einem sehr kuscheligen King-size-Bett aufgewacht. Die Fahrt von New York bis hier hat 5 Stunden gedauert, so dass wir außer dem Hotel und einem Chinarestaurant noch nicht viel gesehen haben. Das wird sich gleich ändern...😉Read more

  • Day18

    Freedom Trail and Mapparium

    July 29, 2008 in the United States

    Today we decided to hit the 'Freedom Trail'. This is a walking route that takes in many of the most historic sites in the main part of Boston. It is easy to follow since it consists of a red line on the pavement (sidewalk)! In order to maximise the experience, we'd decided to take a guided tour. Our guide was dressed in colonial costume and said his name was Caleb. He told us to call him Cal (Colonial Cal). He claimed he had been 17 years old (working as a tanner) during the Revolution, and although he was extremely wrinkled we did think he might be exaggerating a bit.

    None of us knew very much about this period of history, strangely the loss of the American colonies does not seem to have featured too much in the History syllabus of UK schools. It was extremely interesting, however, even though as British we were seen as the enemy! The walk took about 2 hours; the morning was hot and sunny so by the time it had finished (we didn't quite make it to Bunker Hill) we were all pretty pooped. Luckily there was a short ferry ride back across the harbour to the centre of Boston, where we refreshed ourselves with another glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade. This is quite common here, served from carts just like in the Peanuts strips.

    This afternoon we visited the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity. Quite an exciting title for a building named after someone we had never heard of before this holiday. She founded the Christian Science movement (not to be confused with Scientology) and seems to have been quite a progressive thinker. The building was very impressive, but the reason we were there was to visit the Mapparium. This is a 30-foot globe of the Earth, made of stained glass panels, and was finished in 1935. It represents the countries of the world as they were at that time. The really clever thing is that you walk inside the globe at equator level. When the doors are then shut, the acoustics are such that if you whisper across the width of the globe you can be easily heard on the other side.

    We then walked back to the hotel (why does a short distance on the map seem so far when you walk it?). We dined in Maggiano's, a large Italian restaurant quite close to the hotel. The food was good, but again there seemed to be a bit too much of it for some of us.
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