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// SEPTEMBER 2009
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Boston


26th of September
Overloaded with history…

We left the state of New York and continued our journey to Connecticut, following the coastal route, towards Mystic Seaport. This representation of a small town-port is today an outdoors museum. Since the end of the decade of 1920 till today, they have been built, here, 60 historic buildings, approximately, in an accurate way to the original ones. At the big port of the museum are anchored 430 historic ships.

We visited Newport, next. It is considered one of the most beautiful _if not the most beautiful_ villages of the East Coast.

Our next destination was Plymouththe historic port of the East Coast, which constitutes the cornerstone of the American History.
It was at this place, that Mayflower anchored on the 21st of December in 1620 and it was at this place that the Nation’s Fathers were hosted, when they first set foot on American ground.
At the North part of the port, an exact replica of this historic ship is anchored, in our days.
After having seen all the sights, and before leaving Boston, we searched for a restaurant, at which we would be able to taste seafood.

We chose the famous Lobster Hut. We tasted fried crab, fried tail of lobster and prawns. We accompanied them with French fries, at the most atmospheric place that one may have a meal, when in Plymouth.

Christos, the Guru of healthy eating, was nagging:
«As if they weren’t enough all those bagels that we were chewing during the whole trip, now we have to send them …company with aromas from the sea too»…



Boston…a huge outdoors museum!!!

So, the time to see Boston, the capitol city of Massachusetts, had arrived.

We had heard and read lots of things, and above all that the city looks like a huge outdoors museum. At its modern centre, along with the skyscrapers, that are made of glass and host offices, along with the very important scientific research centers, it is to be found, also, a real European enclave, with amazing historic buildings and spiral roads. We arrived there on Saturday evening, under rain. And we were already loaded with a great overdose of history.

Or, maybe, the bagels and the…seafood were to blame?

We left for next day the sightseeing tour and went to enjoy promenades

We slept at the Seaport Boston Hotel



27th of September
History versus Unhealthy “chewing”: Draw!

We woke up feeling ready for the next dosage of historic recursion.
It was cloudy when we started our promenade in the city. We saw the trademark of Boston, the Old State House. It is an adobe constructed building, which was built in 1712 and hosted the headquarters of the English Colonial government. At this very place was read for first time, in 1776, the Declaration of Independence.

Today, underneath this historic building, there is a modern underground station. This contrast, on its own, is a characteristic sign of the fact that in Boston every visitor is bound to be confronted with history.



We ascended towards the Bacon Hill, the most beautiful, probably, area of the centre, with its cobblestone roads and the houses that go back to the 19th century. We passed above the channel which separates the old city from the suburbs, so as to take the road to the North. On our left side, we saw the University of Harvard.

Next, we took the motorway which would lead us to Quebec.

Country: United States
Date: 2009
Route: Canada - United States of America
Cities: London, Vancouver, Three Valley Lake, San Francisco, Monterey, Pacific Coastal Highway 1, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Torrey, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon , Santa Fe, Denver, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, New York, Boston, Quebec, Montreal
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Country: United States
Date: 2009
Route: Canada - United States of America
Cities: London, Vancouver, Three Valley Lake, San Francisco, Monterey, Pacific Coastal Highway 1, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Torrey, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon , Santa Fe, Denver, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, New York, Boston, Quebec, Montreal
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Country: United States
Date: 2009
Route: Canada - United States of America
Cities: London, Vancouver, Three Valley Lake, San Francisco, Monterey, Pacific Coastal Highway 1, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Torrey, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon , Santa Fe, Denver, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, New York, Boston, Quebec, Montreal
Duration: 18 days
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