13 Jan, 2014 in Boston
Harvard Art Museums (3)

A visit to Harvard University in Boston is more than just visiting any campus. The university also hosts a number of terrific museums well worth exploring. I previously wrote about the natural history museum and the museum of archeology and ethnology but there’s one more worth mentioning – the Harvard Art Museums. They were under […]

31 Dec, 2013 in Boston, Itineraries

To kickoff my move from Hong Kong to the United States last year, I chose Boston to be my first stop in the USA. With top universities like Harvard and MIT (and many others) and the many years since I visited last as a child, it was long overdue. Boston has exceeded every expectation, academically […]

14 Sep, 2013 in Boston
Holocaust memorial - Boston (3)

Holocaust memorials are always a tricky thing, but Boston managed to pull it off quite convincingly. It’s not very big, and there are no elaborate exhibitions to shock you, it’s a very simple outdoor display that sends an elegant yet powerful message.       …

30 Jul, 2013 in Boston
Peddocks Island - Boston (1)

The boat tour around the wonderful outlying islands of Boston took me to three islands. I previously wrote about Georges Island and Fort Warren, and then Spectacle Island. The third and final stop was to Peddocks Island. Though it wasn’t as impressive to me as the other two, it definitely has its own appeal – […]

22 Jun, 2013 in Boston
Boston Common Park (10)

If you’re in Boston travelling, most chances are you’ll make your way to the Freedom Trail at some point. The trail includes 17 historical sites associated the history behind the US fight for freedom from the British. The trail starts at the Boston Common Park and continues all the way to the USS Constitution (and […]

16 Jun, 2013 in Boston
Prudential Square and Skywalk - Boston (7)

Want to see Boston from Above? Make you way to Prudential Square into Prudential Center and up the Prudential Tower to the Skywalk Observatory on the 50th floor to get some superb views of this beautiful city. The area surrounding the Prudential Center also offers some interesting architecture and if you feel like …

14 Jun, 2013 in Boston
Beacon Hill - The Vilna Shul - Boston (2)

Much like the Eldrige Street Synagogue Museum in NYC’s China Town Boston too has its Jewish heritage with a history of Jewish immigrants settling in first with the low budget neighborhoods of Boston and then slowly migrating out as the population turns wealthier. Beacon Hill was once a crowded immigrant neighborhood, and so …

18 Apr, 2013 in Boston
Spectacle Island - Boston (1).JPG

The final stop on the island hopping tour around Boston after Georges Island & Fort Warren from the Wharf Harborwalk was Spectacle Island, a gorgeous little island with a small hill in the middle that offers panoramic views of the Boston peninsula. It’s part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, so …

30 Mar, 2013 in Boston
Boston Insitute of Art (2).JPG

One of the largest museums in the United States and among the most popular in the world is the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. On my way to a visit in the nearby Northeastern University campus, I decided to make a short visit and tour around some of the more contemporary collections the fine arts […]

6 Mar, 2013 in Boston
Faneiul Hall - Quincy Market - Boston (11).JPG

At the end of the wharf harborwalk and the freedom trail is Quincy Market and the Faneuil Hall, which served as Boston’s commercial downtown during the 19th and most of the 20th century. After a couple of slow decades the area was revived to now offers visitors a large selection of restaurants, pubs and outdoor […]

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