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  • Day8

    Boston, United States

    November 13, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 41 °F

    Well after 6 straight days at sea, we finally arrived in Boston Massachusetts. As you will know this is where the American revolution started.
    This was my first time in Boston and I was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. One of the things I wanted to do was to walk the Freedom Trail. This is a walk you can do around the city seeing all the points of interest concerning the revolution. I managed to get only 3 of them in, mainly due to Mr Google and his maps not working very well on my phone. But I digress. I got to see the Old South Meeting House, which was where in 1773, 5000 men met to protest against the "tea tax" imposed by the British government. This culminated in the famous Boston Tea Party, were after the British government rejected their protest a group of the men, crept down to the south Boston port area and boarded the tea clippers and dumped the majority of the tea into the harbour, and this action basically started the American revolution.
    I also found the Old State House, which originally was the seat of British government before the revolution, and after became the office of the states first governor, John Hancock.
    It was also from the state house balcony that the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence was read on 18th July 1776.
    Just outside the State House is the site of the Boston Massacre, which is where a group of British Redcoats opened fire on an angry group of protesters, killing 5 of them. The British government described it as the "unhappy disturbance in Boston", but Paul Revere labelled it as the "Boston Massacre". The British soldiers where tried for murder, but were defended by John Adams, a young Boston lawyer, who was as loyal to the idea of justice as he was to the patriot cause.
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  • Day1

    "Where Everybody Knows Your Name"

    July 22, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    De stad van “Cheers”, dat is de start.

    Vanochtend worden we vroeg wakker gebliebt door de Iphone. Delta aan de lijn: de vlucht heeft 2 uur vetraging.Rustig naar Schiphol dus, geen haast.

    Na een lange rij om de koffers af te geven (alhoewel geven, je moet daar ook al alles zelf doen), een handbagage controle waarbij Erica voor de vijfde keer in vijf vluchten weer iets vloeibaars in haar tas heeft laten zitten (en dat mag niet), een busrit van Schiphol naar een rangeerterrein voor vliegtuigen, Erica’s naam die door de bus wordt gescandeerd omdat haar naam over de portofoon wordt omgeroepen wegens “seating issues”, vliegen we om 2 uur weg van Schiphol.

    Nu liggen we voor apegapen in ons Yotel. Een hypermoderne versie van Motel6. Kleine kamers met een grappige ultramoderne inrichting en dito snufjes.

    We hebben nog snel na aankomst Robbie’s allergrootste wens in vervulling laten gaan: eten bij Chipotle, een fastfoodketen in burrito’s.

    Zonder een schijntje van interesse kwakt een tiener de ingrediënten op een burrito, vouwt de zaak iets te stevig dicht en omwikkelt het geheel met een vel zilverfolie. Dat eet je dan lekker op bij een airco die op Zuidpooltemperaturen staat. Zoiets.

    En nu pitten. Morgen Boston ontdekken.
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  • Day8

    Boston Lobster @NoName

    September 17, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    La gita serale è un "fuori programma" proposto da Simona durante il viaggio in autobus. Ci ha detto di conoscere un posto dove si mangia la Boston Lobster e ci ha proposto di andare tutti insieme a gustare questa specialità tipica. Ovviamente Matt non ha avuto alcun dubbio nè istante di riflessione prima di accettare. Mi ha solo dovuto convincere a spendere l'ennesimo extra... 💸💸💸

    No dai, scherzi a parte penso anche io che ne sia valsa la pena!
    Per prima cosa la strada tra l'hotel e il porto ci ha permesso di vedere bellissimi quartieri residenziali usciti da un film americano, con le casette di legno colorate, le cassette della posta sul vialetto e i giardinetti sul retro tutti ben curati.

    Ci siamo goduti quindi due grossi piatti di aragosta in questo locale sul porto, il NoName, in compagnia di un'altra coppia di ragazzi - anche loro in viaggio di nozze, anche loro sposati l'8 settembre - che si chiamano Camilla e Salvatore.
    Simona aveva proprio ragione, il locale è tipico anche se molto "ruspante" e Matt si è gustato la sua prima aragosta con tanto di rito di apertura delle chele con lo schiaccianoci e il bavaglino a tema!
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