All my bags are packed…I’m ready to go

I am glad I chose to start and end my trip in Boston. I love it here and can totally see myself living here. In fact, the only reason Boston is second to Barcelona (for places I’d like to live in) is because it’s in America and not Europe. But the vibe of the city, the beautiful Charles river and the long walking trails around it, the Harvard Square, the suburban looking houses and the relaxed pace of life here have won my heart.

I spent my last week here in a very non-touristy way. I left my camera at home, went for long walks along the river and in the city and tried to memorize as much of this amazing city as I could, went to the cinema and just enjoyed being here and feeling grateful that I got the opportunity to see Boston.
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MIT

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After almost 2 weeks of being in Boston I finally decided to go to MIT. Turns out I had been passing by the campus every time I walked the Harvard bridge to Boston, didn’t realize they had such a big campus (spread across a mile).

I decided to get a map to begin with so I went to the visitor info booth within the main MIT building but they didn’t have any paper maps. I decided to get some info off the interactive map and take pictures to use as a guide but some of the functionalities on the system were not working! I guess even MIT underestimates the need for good QA, I should apply for a job here when I run out of money and teach them a thing or two about QA. Anyways, I managed to take pictures of the MIT Campus map outside the building and used that to get around instead. Continue reading “MIT”

Saturday night in Boston

Beautiful sunny day. (I know I keep repeating the “sunny” bit too often. I’ll get over it at some point, not just yet). Pretty relaxed start to the day, nothing new there. Went out for a walk coz it was sunny with clear blue skies but after walking about 10minutes I decided that I was in no mood for a walk so instead I went to the river and sat there enjoying the sunshine and singing at the top of my voice (after making sure no one was around to witness it). Rest of the day was spent at home doing something, I can’t remember now, probably just reading and eating like usual. Continue reading “Saturday night in Boston”

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Even before visiting the museum I had decided that the Harvard Square was my favourite area in Boston. I have mentioned my reasons in another Harvard Post so I won’t ramble on about it again. But today I visited the Harvard museum of natural history. I knew I would enjoy it but even so it exceeded my expectations.

The museum is set along 4 floors but only the 3rd floor was open to the public, probably coz it has all the exhibits. I started with the Planet and Earth sciences section where there was an amazing display of minerals and stones from different parts of the world. Continue reading “Harvard Museum of Natural History”

Day of free ‘stuff’

So you know how I spoke about my laziness in the last post? Turns out it isn’t just me being lazy but I have a cold, a cold! I’ve had about 2 bouts of cold in the last 7 years and then I get a cold now! Had forgotten what it feels like, quite amusing really, except the runny nose obviously.

So anyways, that meant I had a very lazy start to the day, or should I say lazier. Tea in bed after breakfast lasted couple of hours instead of an hour, reading in bed after that lasted another hour. You get the idea. But the sun was shining (I still cannot get over the fact that the sun shines in the winter here! Whoop whoop!) and I wanted to feel the warmth on my face so I went for a quick walk to the park. But it has gotten chillier in the last few days and what with having a cold I couldn’t say out very long. So instead I hopped on the train to go to this restaurant called James Hook and Company in South Boston to try their much raved about Lobster Roll. Continue reading “Day of free ‘stuff’”