One Hour Harvard University Walking Tour and Chilling Out in Harvard Square

Harvard University  
There is no way skipping Harvard in your itineraries if you are in Boston. However, since the university is not small, I think it is wiser to have yourself a guide.

  
Just in front of the Harvard Square, you would find Harvard tours which usually started at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and so on. The duration is around 1 hour and cost only USD10.

   

    
 
 

Harvard Square

  
Harvard Square is just like a market, which is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and shops in this area.

   
  

 
There are starbucks, but if you would like to find yourself somewhere different to chill, then you definitely should try the Crema Cafe.

  
  
Yes, Crema Cafe is very famous and also have quite a pretty long line in the morning. They serve great foods and also have a nice atmosphere, enjoy your day in Harvard!

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Winter Morning Stroll in Boston Public Garden and Outdoor Ice Skating Rink in Boston Common

Bonjour! I have always liked the idea of being a local in a stranger’s land. Waking up early like most of them, and spend my day like how they used to.

  
I went to Boston Public Garden early this morning. The Garden is located in downtown, so it is very accessible if you stay in this area, such as Stuart St, Washington St.

This public garden was established in 1837, and is the country’s first botanical garden.
  
You will see these four status along the way from the garden entrance gate. There are around 80 species of plants and 40 types of exotic trees in this garden. 

  
However, since it is winter time, you would not be able to see the beauty of the flower blooms.

  
Meanwhile, there is a lake in the center of the garden, and due to winter time, the lake is half freezed.

  
A bridge is built in the middle of the lake, allowing visitors to pass by the sides of the garden.

  
One of the popular attraction of Boston Public Garden is the Make Way For Duckling Statues of Mrs. Mallard.

You could also find an ice skating rink in Boston Common, which is right across the Boston Public Garden, and the rink is known as Boston Frog Pond.

  
The ice skating rink only opens and available in the winter time because of the cold. In summer, it is open as a pool.

The opening time is Monday 10am-3.45pm, Tuesday until Thursday is 10am-9pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-9pm.

  
It is always a great idea to start your day with all the nature and fresh air surrounds you. Hope you enjoy your morning walk!

Downtown Boston and Quincy Market in One Night

Boston city is known for its many scholars, college, universities, and that is why it is very common to meet many young people all around the world.

Boston is a small city, and in this blog I will show you how to get around downtown Boston and the famous Quincy Market if you only had one night.

If you arrived in South station by taking Greyhoubd bus, you will see big Chinatown gate just straight in front of the terminal.

  
According to census, there is a high population of Asian Americans living in this area of Boston,  and it is one of the most densely populated residential areas in Boston. 

Walk straight toward the Chinatown gate, and you all along the way you will encounter many chinese and vietnamese restaurants and stores in that area.

After the end of the Chinatown, we will be heading toward Washington street. There would be plenty of fashion stores and retails in this area.

  
The streets are usually filled with people, especially students. However, due to the strong wind and also snow in this week, many preferred to stay at home and which is why somehow the road looks quieter than usual.

  
During Christmas time, lights are filled everywhere on the corner of the streets.

  

Not only fashion stores, but cafes and bars are easily spotted. Not only Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, but there are also many local taverns and pubs.

  
You will encounter this area, one of the biggest street in Boston, where cars and people were passing through left and right, almost like the Shibuya in Japan.

  
One of the mosty popular bar near the Quincy Market is the Union Bar (Union Oyster House), it is actually famous for its oyster and lobster.

  
After around 20 minutes of slow walk, you will reach the Faneuil Hall Marketplace or known as Quincy Market.

  
The Quincy Market opens 10am until 9pm from Monday to Saturday, and 11am until 6pm on Sunday.

  
Quincy Market food court sells various kinds of food, such a Asian, Italian and even Mexican cuisines.

  
 You can have your dinner in the middle of the market. Sometimes there would be live music performance here.

 
Not only that, there are also stalls that sold accessories, souvenirs and even Harvard Campus apparel.

  
There is also a big Christmas tree decorated with lightbulbs in the centre of the market.

  
You would only need around 2-3 hours for the night, and I suggest you to walk around by foot rather than using busses because sometimes there would be traffic as the streets are very small.

Sometimes it is quite difficult to find a parking lot as well, so why not walk around exploring this city?

I have left my Heart in San Francisco with Free SF Tour

  
If you are planning to come and visit San Francisco but at the same time you are also having limited travel budget, you could try Free SF Tour!
What is a Free SF Tour? It is a fully guided walking tour, starting from Union Square, continued to Chinatown, Financial District, and then Port of San Francisco.

 

The City Hall

 
What is the best thing about this tour? The best thing is definitely because it is FREE and the tour guide Filip is a very fun and caring person!

We learnt alot from this tour, especially the history of San Francisco, and what’s exciting is we are able to meet new people and even make friends from the tour.
 

Great Grandmother of San Francisco

 
The tour starts at 10 oclock in Union Square, and you do not need any bookings or appoinment, so you would just need to come and find Filip in the Union Square, just right in front of the ‘Heart’ of SF.

Although it is free, the tour guide is definitely professional, also gratitutes are very appreciated at the end of the tour.

 In addition, there are 10 bucket lists of things you ought to do while in SF, unfotunately Filip only gave it to those who joins the tour with him, so I wouldn’t be able to share em to you! Enjoy the tour!

USD 92.65 of Sim Card Sold in Los Angeles Airport Terminal 3

  
This is one of the important thing many have asked while travelling to U.S, whether or not they sold Simcard and data plans?

In my case, I bought myself a prepaid simcard with 1 GB of 4G, unlimited 3G data plan, and free text and call within U.S region for 30 days.

Expensive? Yes it was, some told me that you could find that kind of deal with only half price in downtown. So i bought the simcard for 85+tax so total 92.65 dollars.

But the thing is I am a solo traveler and I desperately need internet, as much as I could, so I do not mind paying more.

Once you get out of the arrival hall, you can ask the officers where you could find a simcard, and the stall is on the left side of our arrival hall (still inside the airport building).

Fyi: There are various of data plan depending on what you needed, free wifi are available in the airport.

Unforgettable Hollywood Night Experience with a Limousine

  

 Since you are in Hollywood, why not pamper youself for a night?

Dress yourself up, put on high heels, get into a limo and have yourself some parties!  

  
Recently I have used the limo service from LoveBoat, their standard is USD 150 with 4 hours minimum and gratitutes, so total is USD 720.

  
You could have all you can drink of champagne, vodka and boozes in the limo. 

 
There are many kinds of limousines available and the price are different. There are limos for 6,8, and even 16 passengers!

   

and you even get free entries to clubs in Hollywood!

  
No queues are needed, and definitely treated like a VVIP!

  
Enjoy your celebrity night out in LA!