Monday, March 28, 2016

Highlights of Boston Trip

The first mistake I made for this trip is to book round-trip tickets SLC - NYC, instead of one way: SLC - Boston, then NYC - SLC, because what happened was that I lost so many time (10 hours) on the bus NYC-Boston and Boston-NYC, with extra waiting hours.

So, if you're planning to go to New York and Boston, book ONE WAY TICKETS!!! Then you not only save up on bus tickets, you also save TIME which is the most important thing while travelling.

So to summarize your travel plan should be: SLC - NYC (airplane), NYC - Boston (bus), Boston - SLC (airplane)

16 March 2016:

Breakfast at Bom Cafe. 

We got one of each: pão de queijo (butter bun) and another one with chicken meat fillers.
For drinks/dessert, Ruth got a coffee, while I got the strawberry/blueberries fruit yogurt.

The inside of the cheese pao. It's really fragrant, but pretty much tasteless.

This Hershey's-shaped pao tastes like chicken curry and potatoes.

Sam Adams Statue

Quincy Market

Can't resist. I'm like a child.

 Boston Harbor and my ship. 

 New England Aquarium - probably my favourite place.

Ruth touching the starfish.

Stingray petting zone. They felt like very soft meat.
I also touched a shark and a starfish.

Boston Historic North End. Got apa history I taktau ler.

Unni Gangnam style.

Us at the pier.

One slice turns out to be a quarter of a pizza at Esnesto's Pizza. ><

17 March 2016

A photo at our host's place for remembrance. Our host Mary is awesome! She's kind, welcoming and knowledgeable. And did I mention she has the brightest smiles?

Cute Ruth at the Sanders Theatre.

Geh geh a bit Harvard style.

Those losers who say I won't ever get to Harvard, here I am! Hahaha

US Special: Cherry Blossom Frappuccino

Tips for booking flight tickets:
Check individual websites for sale prices. Frontier has some great deals, though I've heard they have terrible seats. You have to book at least one month early, though.

Tips when your carry on is checked in as luggage due to limited overhead space in the cabins:
See the final destination of your checked bag, it'll be listed on the sticker. Make sure you don't run around in the airport like a crazy woman searching for her bag during transit just because you don't realize it was checked all the way to your final destination. Believe me, it's really taxing, and you might miss your flight over something that wasn't even a problem in the first place!

Tips for food:
Indulge yourself in seafood/lobsters. They are heavenly, and you get what you pay for. Use Yelp to find you locate good food nearby, based on reviews. Tipping is very important in American restaurants, the usual amount is 15%-25% of your total meal.

Tips for visiting museums:
Do not carry your luggage with you - they will NOT allow you to enter! Bring your student ID, it'll get you discounts most of the time.

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