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USA - Boston, Massachusetts

semi-overcast 26 °C

We really underestimated how long it would take us to drive to Boston - it looked so close to NYC compared to other distances we'd travelled, but the roads were chocker block with traffic!! Friends we met when travelling in Bolivia generously offered up their house as a place to stay, and it was great to catch up with Alicia and Chris who were super hosts.

The freedom Trail runs through the historical sites of Boston, which weaved us amongst Churches, markets and burial grounds, and was a great way to visit the city whilst learning some history. We jumped aboard the USS Constitution, a warship launched in 1797 fitted with 44 cannon guns, and is still afloat in the Charles River today. We stopped in at Little Italy in Boston's North End for lunch before making our way through the city to the Boston Common Park.

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We met our friends in the Common for a picnic where we were treated to some lobster rolls, a local New England speciality, and they were delicious! We were then in prime position to soak up the evenings live performance of Shakespeare in the Park in a pretty magical setting.

On our way out of Boston we stopped into Harvard University and took a walking tour, and ours was actually led by an Australian student! It was great to see inside Harvard, and learn some of the history of the Ivy League.

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Posted by TheNomadWay.com 17:00 Archived in USA

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