My co-worker Peter and I made a last minute
decision of going to Boston, MA on August 23. Transportation around
Boston was very accessible via MBTA.
There was a bus from the airport terminal to the subway and we took the day
pass so we had unlimited bus and subway access for the whole day.
From the airport, we got off at the downtown
subway station, and we just followed the
Freedom Trail ("red brick"
line) which took us around most of Boston downtown. While following
the red brick line, Peter and I passed by
Faneuil Market Hall
(Quincy Market) which offered a lot of weekend street shows and a great fast
food stop for lunch. We walked through
Boston's Little Italy,
Revere Mall, and
Burial Ground was very interesting as headstones with dates from the
1800s were still intact. Peter though freaked out a little with the
place. The end of the red brick line was at the
Constitution ship and museum where the ship was the oldest commissioned
warship in the world.
It was fascinating that I was able to see and
go around MIT and Harvard University. Because of the 2 education
institutions, I thought Boston had a very academic ambiance. There were
a lot of tourists at that time since students were on the summer break.
We took the last flight to Toronto and
following day, we went to Chicago, IL.