With more free time on hand in France, I am on a personal goal to backdate my travel posts! So, slightly more than a year ago, I was sent to Boston for work. I remember those few weeks having a tight schedule packed with back-to-back meetings and trainings and having traveled for more than 24 hours on a flight from Singapore, I was pushing myself to get through the first week with jetlag but since it was my virgin trip to the states, of course I had to explore! To eat what and where the locals eat, explore the must-sees and basically soak into the American culture. The only goal in my mind was to work hard and play hard.
My company was an American international tech firm and I was lucky enough to meet people from all over the world, Americans obviously, Australians, Germany and Irish. Everyone I met were ambitious, driven and absolutely smart but what made it sweeter was that all my colleagues were friendly. Totally high on good vibes : )
What made the trip perfect was also winter weather! It was probably 5 degrees or less if I remember correctly. The streets were covered in white snow and it was a delight just sitting by the hotel window overlooking the fields across.
Top things to do in Boston!
- Freedom Trail is 2.5 mile route with historic sites, churches, museums & burial ground.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is basically a indoor shopping centre with shops & restaurants with 3 historic market buildings & a promenade. Here was where I had a seriously good Boston lobster roll. Expensive but really good!
New England Aquarium, a giant glass tank spiralled by a multilevel walkway is the main draw at this waterfront attraction. I was there with a few international colleagues and in my honest opinion it’s not worth the bucks. The aquarium was not well-maintained, it was overcrowded and the penguins were really look malnutrition.
- Boston Harbor is a natural habor and estuary of Massachusetts Bay and is located adjacent to the city of Boston. It is also home to the Port of Boston, a major shipping facility. It is well located and it was lovely walking along the harbor with the cool breeze.