No sign of tetley at the tea party!
Trip Start Apr 27, 2009
80Trip End Apr 27, 2010
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Boston Backpackers Hostel
Arrived in Boston bright and early on Wednesday morning and got checked into the hostel. Worked off the donuts carrying my bag up the the 4th floor as there was no lift (well that's my justification for eating more anyway!). Had the room all to myself for the first 2 nights, had almost forgotten what it was like to have a room to myself but definitely enjoyed it!
I spent the rest of Wednesday having a wander round the city trying to find a cafe with internet access and get my bearings
After my miles of wandering on Thursday I had an easy day on Friday taking a tour of Fenway Park (the oldest baseball ground in the States). It was very interesting but I was certainly glad that I didn't have to sit in one of the vintage, wooden grandstand seats for more than 10 minutes - I'd never last for the whole baseball game! The seats are even more uncomfortable than those old wooden ones in the main stand at Brockville!! The tour was very interesting - we even got to sit in the pressbox to see the view they get (and the much comfier seats!).
On Saturday I caught the bus out to Cambridge to go on a tour of Harvard run by some of the students. Most of the campus (except from a couple of buildings that resembled the "New" Building of Graeme High School - i.e. 1970's concrete and hideous) were beautiful and the students kept everyone entertained with stories of the rivalry between Harvard and the city of Cambridge that has been ongoing since Harvard was founded in 1636! After the tour I went for a walk along the Charles river before heading back into Boston. In the evening I went to a local bar to watch the Red Sox game while having a Samuel Adams beer (he and his cousin John Adams were both Harvard students so I was just continuing the theme of the day - Sam opened a brewery, John was a President of the United States so they went on slightly different paths!).
Sunday was time to pack up my bags again and make my way down to the Greyhound station for my trip to New York - 4 and a half hours on a bus, yawn!!
I enjoyed Boston, it's a beautiful city but despite being famous for it's tea party I was disappointed not to see a single bag of tetley tea during my visit!