This is a very late post. Nonetheless, if you guys know how rare we post on this blog, this should be expected *winks*.
C and P went to Boston last December. Yup, just the two of us.
We've always wanted to visit Boston. Especially, for our mom, Boston is no.1 on her must-visit list. There's something about the city that attracts our family members. Perhaps it's the Ivy League vibe (our parents ah-dore Harvard, then again whose parents don't). Perhaps it's the seafood (we love seafood, except P), Perhaps it's the rich history (C, dad, and mom get enthusiast when talking about history). But above of all, we guess that it's the idea of "past meets present" aura that makes Boston so attractive to us.
It's definitely unfortunate that our family members couldn't go with us, but we still enjoy Boston! It's a GREAT city indeed. We know we just can't dislike it because the city has such an awesome transportation system, which is a bless for us, first-time visitors without a car.
We arrived at night and directly got to our hotel, the Omni Parker House, which turned out to be solo close to Boston Common! So, we decided to visit the park right away! This was around 10 PM, guys...
An ice skate rink in the park! It's a dream come true. We've always wanna (at least) see one.
So, what should be our first breakfast in Boston?
The answer is Paramount Bistro on Charles Street (Beacon Hill). This place receives great review on Yelp, but frankly it didn't stand up to the hype. It was cozy, nice breakfast place, but the food was moderate. C had omelet and fruit cup, while P had pancake and butter. They did look nice though!
Walked uphill along the Charles Street. Good view, but a little too slippery.
We took a 30-minute train ride to Wellesley, a town outside Boston...
...to eat Thai food.
Lol, no. C had an interview with Babson College, her dream school.
This was the train station, everyone.
You have no idea how excited we were for Bonchon Chicken (though we had to travel back from Wellesley to Harvard Square)!
Yes, Bonchon is pretty common in Jakarta, but we don't have this heavenly chicken in Seattle, so it's really been a long time for us.
Granary Burial Ground where many American patriots rested.
The Thinking Cup cafe was a nice experience.
C had Hazelnut Latte (which was amazing, recommended!) and Chocolate Bonbon. P had Tiramisu and no drink since she's not a coffee drinker.
Look what we found in Boston Tea Party Museum Store.
Couldn't miss the New England Aquarium...which turned out to be...okay.
It was a small exhibition. Plus, we felt sad when seeing the seals. They looked bored.
Bunch of Lovelace-s *squeals*
Ready to embark to MIT
The area definitely gave you an educated vibe.
It was quite except for students rushing on bikes or walking fast from building to building.
Encountered this T-shirt at MIT Bookstore
Harvard Book Store where we came across, well, Harvard-published books.
We had Bonchon again that night and reflected how MIT and Harvard campus seemed so contrast. To us, it was studious (MIT) vs lively (Harvard).
Boston Old City Hall...which was turned into a steak house.
Nevertheless, a beautiful building.
Morning tea at Davids Tea, a good fusion tea place, though was not C's favorite 'cause she preferred more Eastern style.
Where's Elle Woods?
This is Boston Cream Pie, the original one, which was first served at the hotel we were staying.
Georgetown Cupcakes that we obtained at Newbury Street
They were the best cupcake we ever had, really!
Our hotel lobby interior was beautifully vintage!
Lunch at Taiwan Cafe which served super delicious Chinese food! Too bad the place was very cramped
Hello, Faneuil Hall
Under the balcony is the site of Boston Massacre.
Notice this building is among the modern high rise buildings.
No matter what, Boston, we'll visit you again!