Sunday, November 25, 2012

HT Couple goes to USA: Boston, MA

HT wife is always nervous when going to the US.  Holding a valid visum in her old passport, and the immigration being strict, there can be a reason that HT wife can be sent home without knowing the reason.

And finally, HT wife got in.  Wuhoo!  Time for the American trip!

4 years ago, HT wife was at the same state.  But nothing compares to this trip as HT hubbie tagged along!

as soon as we landed, we immediately went to Newbury street to do some shopping (kijken kijken maar niet kopen - window shopping).  We love this street as it has this European feel.  And yes, pubs are scattered everywhere.

 Boston is still in its autumn colors.  Lovely!

HT couple were both tired from the trip and decided to grab their first meal before hitting the bed.  What could have been a better meal in Boston other than a lobster roll?  It was tasty and full of chunky meat.  Though it's a bit on the greasy side and huge.  It's pretty good deal for 13 usd.

and while we were in a pub, baskebatll game is being shown on TV.  Finally, a game that I can understand!  Filipinos grew up as if basketball is the only sport on earth.  (I confess, i don't understand soccer...therefore, if you ever saw me cheering or giving a pissed off reaction...yes I was just pretending)
We stayed at the Omni Parker House which is smacked in the middle of Boston center and even with HT hubbie's length, he has to jump up to the bed as it's so high.  Take note: most of the hotels we stayed in the US are like this.  Don't be surprised if you woke up with an intimate closeness to the ceiling. (The Embassy Suites @ Boston Logan Airport is also a good hotel to stay when in Boston, the metro is just a few minutes walk and pretty close by to the center)
I remember a friend of mine who lives in the US told me that when it comes to coffee, Americans go to Dunkin Donuts.  To start our day, American style, guess where we got our coffee fix and oily donuts (boston creme - chocolate topping with custard filling)?  Btw, my coffee was too sweet and HT hubbie's coffee had too much milk.  Better order black then add sugar to your liking.
We stayed near to Boston Common and walked around the park. It was a lovely day.
they're everywhere!
We did our own freedom trail expedition.
this building, Old State House, is now an entry to a metro station
Faneuil Hall
Quincy Market has numerous food stalls that made HT couple drool.  HT couple got themselves hot clam chowders.  Thick, creamy and yummy!  The best we had was at Legal Seafood.

This we dedicate to our Irish friend. :D ( you know who you are)

The Marriott's custom house.  I read in rough guide that the viewing deck of this house gives you the best picturesque of Boston.  We sneaked in and acted like we owned the place, as it's only open for their guests and yes!

The view was worth doing something illegal.

We love Boston's charm and serenity. 
And of course: their seafood!
The other love of my life: crab cake. We had this in several places, but Legal Seafood has the best!
Nothing could be better than this baked stuffed lobster (with shrimp and scallops stuffing) - heavenly!
To end up our Boston getaway, We stopped by at Cheers @ Beacon Hill (inspired by the TV show Cheers, or was it the other way around?) for blueberry beer, Samuel Adams Octoberfest (HT Hubbie's favorite) and cocktails.
A real guy carries his teddy no matter where he goes :)

Bye Boston. We'll be back... 'til next time!


  1. come visit me in montreal next time haha!

  2. Hey JL! How are you doing there in Montreal? :) I'm sure having fun! I hope i can visit you but i guess i have to just look at your lovely pics and food (drool) in Montreal. Au revoir for now :D.

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