This was my first trip to Boston, and my hotel being across the way in Cambridge, I ended up spending the bulk of my time there so my Boston trip wasn’t really so much Boston, as it was Cambridge.
I found the area… odd. Don’t get me wrong! It’s beautiful! It was just this strange, isolated academia microcosm that didn’t seem to exist in the same world I had just come from. It was utterly homogeneous, white and Asian and not much else.
One fantastic consequence of going solo was the opportunity to really people watch. As I sat in the Algiers Cafe on a late Saturday morning I enjoyed a peaceful brunch of baba ganoosh and mint tea, passively listening to conversations going on around me and occasionally snapping a photo.
Thank goodness for google navigation. It made walking around town effortless and I was able to take in everything. First stop was Harvard and the surrounding areas. (and no, you cannot pahk yah cah in hahvahd yahd)
Then it was off to the MIT Campus. The Strata Center made for excellent camera fodder!
I look forward to going back in a few months with my family!