Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Random Boston

  • You know a hotel is swank when you can actually remove the hangars from the clothing rack.
  • Fire alarms and tenth floor != fun.
  • South Bay is painfully suburban but sports a Target for those essentials you just forgot to bring. O_O
  • Otenth knows all the good restaurants in town.
  • Legal Seafood is merely 'good'. Want yah chowdah, theyah ya go. But ask Otenth first. West coaster bias for really strong Pacific salmon applies. YMMV.
  • Maggiano's is 'quite pleasing'.
  • Duck Tours are fun.
  • Massachusetts has a weird lack of laws on some things. No seat belt law. Requirement to buy and operate a yacht: A chequebook.
  • Lotsa great history.
  • Lotsa lovely old and new architecture.
  • The city feels 'smallish' despite its population. Maybe it's just the neighbourly feel to it.

4 comments:

Otenth Paderborn said...

Oh, but there are seat belt laws. It's just that people ignore them in taxicabs. I don't think that's unique to Boston, but any stretch. In my experience, people don't put on seatbelts in cabs in New York City or Philadelphia, either.

Fogwoman Gray said...

Good heavens! I have seen how cabbies drive, at least on the west coast. I have always worn a seatbelt in cabs.

Rhianon Jameson said...

Not only do I wear a seatbelt in cabs, I like to be mildly sedated, too.

I'm sure the fire alarm was even more fun for the rest of the guests if the saw a great white lion among them!

Kamilah Hauptmann said...

Boston Taxi travel wasn't scary at all. Mind you, I've been in taxis in Shanghai. Not even New York holds a candle to that level of insane. (And it was FUN! :D )

Plus I met a lot of really good cabbies. Want a strong tip, turn the trip into a social exercise or a mini-tour.

And the local accent rubbed off a bit on me to the point a cabbie asked if I was from Philly.