Work Trip to Boston, MA

In the middle of October I travelled over to Cambridge, Boston, MA to work at the Google office there for two weeks. I had an amazing time looking around the city and seeing some of the historic places where past events had occurred such as the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre.

Charles River Esplanade

River Charles from the Esplanade

Whilst there, I stayed in a wonderful apartment on the 9th floor of an apartment block, just south of the river, that I found on airbnb.co.uk (hotels are extremely expensive in Boston). The apartment cost about £150 a night, but offered amazing views over the Charles, and I could ride into work in less than 10 minutes!

Apartment

My apartment

The bikes were exactly the same vehicles as the Barclays hire bikes we have in London.

Hubway Bikes

Hubway Bikes

On the first day there, I grabbed my camera and crossed the bridge over the river and walked along the river bank into Cambridge, eventually found Google, then wandered on. MIT was just up the road, so I passed past some of their buildings – but it still felt very much like a city.

MIT

MIT

I then trekked on to Harvard which felt much more like a university – as there were obvious halls of residences and university buildings.

Harvard

Harvard

I then set my Google Maps (using my pre-paid UK T-Mobile £10 SIM very sparingly!) to Taco Bell, and had a quesadilla there after a 40 min trek to it.

Taco Bell

Taco Bell

Heading south over the river, I took the scenic way back towards my apartment along a spit of land that runs parallel to the shore (the Charles River Esplanade).  See more pictures on flickr.

Charles River Esplanade

Charles River Esplanade

Kilometers travelled: About 13.5km

Matt