Boston Day 2
29.08.2010 - 30.08.2010 34 °C
My first full day in Boston, what a beautiful city,partucularly the harbour area, really really beautiful. I walked down to the first stop of the Hop on Hop off tour today and did most of that and will use that as abase for the rest of the time that Iam here.In the afternoon I did a harbour crusie ....the cost was included in the hop onm hop off cost, it was really good you could see the sky line from the ocean, they have a large financial district here....appparently they control 6% of the worlds total wealth here...who knows if thats a lot or not!!! but they do have a nice lot of modern skyscrapers in that district and perhaps I'm strange but I do like that modern type of architecture, not forgetting my love of the older buildings I have seen for example ROME. We also went by what used to be the naval base here- Clinton never frgave Bostinians for not supporting him and so closed down the Naval base, but did see the coast guard area. Much of Boston is on reclaimed land, their airport has been built totally on reclaimed land. After the cruise I walked along the harbour area and then decided to have my haircut, was going to relive the sixties but thought better of it!! Had a lovely brazillian girl cut it, I think she did a good job, she was really excited as she is sitting for her test to become an American citizen tomorrow.
While I was on the cruise I was talking to a bloke from Chine who was now living in Los Angeles...has been for about the last 20 years and goes bback to China every year, I mentioned that we had been to China and so he talked about how much it had changed over the last couple of years, then we started to discuss our favourite cities and he had just been to NY and the first thing he said to me was what about Times Square isn't just amazing........so I'm not the only one!!
For tea tonight I went to a "legal seafood" Restaurant, its a chain of seafood places here and I have to say the food is just great and not that expensive, they have a big seafood industry here particularly in Oysters and Lobster /crayfish in Aussie, I had a combination in a sefood sort of broth, it included Lobster, Mussels, Cockles, prawns and baby octupus it was so yum for entre I had a seafood chowder, not Sanfrancisco style but still good. The weather today was just perfect, about 34 and the same is predicted for the next few days, I am so lucky and so thankful that I have had the oportunity to do all of this.