After a great stay at 40Berkeley Hotel, some awesome days in Boston and a smooth 40-minute Delta flight I finally landed at JFK airport in New York.
Since my hotel was in Brooklyn it made sense to have a look at the Brooklyn Bridge and enjoy the panorama to Manhattan. The quick stroll to World Trade Center was rather short: tomorrow is also an option.
My last day in Boston was planned to be a short trip to the ‘neighborhood’ , so I took the commuter train and rode to the north town of Salem (Massachusetts, there’s also one Salem in New Hampshire), famous for its witch trials in the 17th century.
The town itself is really small and easy to explore by foot: there are plenty of Halloween shops and museums. The wharf is also quite a nice stop (good shoes needed) or the Salem Witch Memorial dedicated to all the men and women who were killed because they ‘might have had witch powers’…
The late afternoon was a great opportunity to explore the area around Prudential Center in downtown Boston.
To sum up: Boston is an amazing city. I met tons of friendly and interesting people ready to help you or just being nice to you. Such cities just prove me it’s not difficult to be nice to each other for no reason…
Day two was mostly spent on the other side of the Charles River: Off to Cambridge, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then crossing the Charles river over the Longfellow Bridge and spending some time at the River Esplanade, enjoying the weather.
The afternoon was dedicated to South Boston, Dorchester Heights and Pleasure Bay with some evening photogtaphy back at Copley Square.