Travel Theme: Statues

When I first went to Boston, a city which still resounds as one of my favourites in the world, this plaza stood out as a one of the singular best memory images.  The statue at the centre of Paul Revere… Continue Reading →

My 2011, more than just another year.

“Sometimes there’s airplanes I can’ t jump out Sometimes there’s bullshit that don’t work now We are god of stories but please tell me What there is to complain about” – OneRepublic, Good Life 2011 has been a year that… Continue Reading →

New York Nights: Spider-Man and the Key of Awesome

As much as I would have loved to stay indefinitely in Boston, other things came up.  The next day (night) there was a YouTube Concert, the Digitour, playing in New York City.   Their headline acts were the Key of Awesome… Continue Reading →

City Driving ≠ Fun (Day Two)

After an exhausting search for parking the night before, I had to return the car by noon before boarding the bus to New York City.  Also, part of the deal that I struck for the parking spot the night before… Continue Reading →

City Driving ≠ Fun (Day One)

While it was necessary to get to Mystery Hill, and enjoyable to get on the road in a car after travelling around in pretty much every other way in the last month (plane, boat, train, metro, etc.) the car quickly… Continue Reading →

America’s Stonehenge: Megalithic Ruins, Ancient Sailors . . . and Alpacas

North of Boston, less than an hour away, lays an interesting archaeological site.  The greatest debate about it is whether or not it is authentic.  If it is, it could rewrite many of the accepted notions of pre-Columbian American culture,… Continue Reading →

On and Off the Freedom Trail: Boston’s North End

 “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Tightly packed brick buildings.  Narrow, curving and arbitrary streets.  Courtyards made of brick and cobblestone surrounded by… Continue Reading →

Onward to Downtown Boston

With rough directions from the Boston Federal Building to the central US Post Office, I headed out with a large, official envelope in hand stuffed full with Peace Corp informational material.  The direction the employee pointed me in took me… Continue Reading →

Visiting the Peace Corp

“Life in the Peace Corps will not be easy. There will be no salary and allowances will be at a level sufficient only to maintain health and meet basic needs. Men and women will be expected to work and live… Continue Reading →

Hub of the Universe: Boston, Massachusetts

“Boston . . . is often called the “hub of the world,” since it has been source and fountain of the ideas that have reared and made America.” -F.B. Zinckle Where do I start with Boston? My sister called me… Continue Reading →

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