Dags Marasigan



Last minute trip to Boston, MA on August 23, 2008 with Bartosz "Peter" Roszak.

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, Paul Revere Mall, and Old North Church

Copp's Hill 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 USS 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.