Some of you may remember that I spent some time in the U.S. a few months-ago, during my time there I worked my way up the east coast, with one of my stops being Boston.
My time there was short but sweet, spending only one full day there I didn’t get the same experience as I did in NYC and DC. Nevertheless, that short time period didn’t stop Boston from quickly becoming my favourite American city.
Unlike any American city I’ve ever been to before, Boston had an Anglicised tint to it, unsurprisingly though, as it was the destination of one of the first British settlements in the U.S.
Anyway, my actual time there was spent hopping from café-to-café around the prestigious Beacon Hill. The reason for my café hopping and lack of actual sightseeing was due to the heavens opening. The rain annoyingly didn’t stop all day, however, fortunately being from England I’m perfectly accustomed to that kind of weather so it didn’t put a downer on the day.
One area I was encouraged to visit was Beacon Hill, it was one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods I’d ever been to, the federal-style rowhouses and gas-lit cobbled streets looked like something from movie. Within the area is Panifico and the Tatte bakery, both were some of the coolest and quality cafés I’d ever been to.
After a day of indulging in pancakes and croissants, I managed to roll myself back to my hotel. I was super tired but was determined to make the most of the opportunity; I headed out to Chinatown for some dinner and wasn’t disappointed. The staff were welcoming and the restaurant was authentic- not like any Chinese I’d visited before.
To conclude, my time in Boston was frustratingly short, but what I did see, I loved. Given the chance I’d go back in a heartbeat, and wholeheartedly recommend a visit if you’re hitting the east coast.