Last Updated on January 17, 2021 by Nina Ahmedow
I’ve only been to the US once. It’s such a big country that it’s a bit overwhelming to figure out where exactly to go. But from Montreal it’s not too far to Boston so my ex and I went to visit his sister who lives in the Greater Boston area. And while I sadly haven’t yet been to other exciting East Coast destinations like New York or Miami, I’m glad I got to visit Boston before I even got to see Ottawa and Toronto. We actually took a Greyhound Bus which was cheap but took quite a few hours – I’d probably suggest renting a car if you can.
To be honest, I was excited to travel to the country that we all know so much about because it dominates popular culture and world politics. My dad actually lived in the US for several months when I was a child, and he always had a fondness for it. But I didn’t really know what to expect. After all, I wasn’t going to one of the most famous cities that we know in Europe.
The bus ride was more boring than I expected. It was March, and I didn’t really care for the unspectacular views. But I’m generally not a fan of long train/bus/boat/plane rides – I always get so tense.
But what about Boston?
Well, I loved it! It wasn’t as cold as Montreal (hah!), and the people were so welcoming.
Boston, is a city of culture, education, and sports events. Compared to other North American cities it has more historical buildings and a slightly “European” feel to it. And being such a big US city it also has tons of music events like concerts going on all the time.
Two of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods are Back Bay and Beacon Hill. Discover the gorgeous architecture, quaint cobblestone alleys, scenic parks, and all the art and museums.
I thought the city was so cool and pretty underrated among Europeans, at least. I really didn’t expect much, but was pleasantly surprised. I’m sure a trip to Boston would be a lot more meaningful for US citizens. But I still think non-US tourists will benefit if they visit Boston.