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Category: Boston

Wandering the streets of Beacon Hill

At the time of settlement (1630), Boston was known as “tri-mount” for the three hills that made up the area….

Photos of real mummies for halloween

Sorry… I know it’s late, the trick or treating is done and everyone has abandoned the Halloween craziness and moved…

Boston: Favourite 4 Coffee Shops

It was really really easy to find good coffee in Boston. Perhaps it was the part of town that I…

The sad miserable hotels of Boston

Edgar Allan Poe was once quoted saying about Boston: Their hotels are bad. Their pumpkin pies are delicious. Their poetry…

These bells didn’t really sing until the 20th century

While the steeple at the Christ Church in Boston has fallen and been replaced a couple of times during its…

It must have really stunk in the 1700s

There’s much more to the Old North Church in Boston than you’re told in passing. Hundreds and hundreds of tourists…

H.P. Lovecraft’s Boston as seen through Pickman’s Model

It might surprise you to know that the creator of Cthulhu and Arkham, friend to Houdini, Derleth, Wandrei, Ashton Smith,…

The unexpected discovery of Os Gêmeos

“Surprise is the best thing in life. It makes life exciting.” Otavio Pandolfo My first encounter with the Os Gêmeos…

Goodbye Boston, twas good while it lasted

My project in Boston ended suddenly and unexpectedly. Unbeknownst to everyone, it ended with a party, with friends on a…

I really love the little hidden nooks in Boston

The layout of the core of Boston defies all logic. As one of my coworkers stated, some guy with a…

A quick wander through Boston’s North End

The North End in Boston is the city’s oldest community (1630s). This is where Paul Revere lived, where Increase Mather…

A better commute, a better airline experience, a better hotel

People are always saying to me, “you’re so lucky, to be able to travel and live in different cities must…

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