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.
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.
Meanwhile, there is a lake in the center of the garden, and due to winter time, the lake is half freezed.
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 opening time is Monday 10am-3.45pm, Tuesday until Thursday is 10am-9pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-9pm.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes it is quite difficult to find a parking lot as well, so why not walk around exploring this city?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
and you even get free entries to clubs in Hollywood!