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Boston, Plymouth & Cape Cod

Historical moments and places to remember

sunny 16 °C

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I'm still in Boston area, in Quincy, to be precise. After some days working in Boston I went south for the weekend - cheaper hotel rates forced the move!
This was my second time in Boston but only this week I managed to have some time to really feel the city.
To an European guy like me, Boston feels like the most "european" city that I've been in the USA.
The water front is very beautiful, always full of activity and with lots of spots to visit in detail.
I took one of the many hop-on/hop-off tours that go around the main icons of the city. It is my opinion that these hop-on/hop-off tours always work well when we do not have too much time to visit the place.
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Today, I drove down to Plymouth, place of the first english settlement back in 1620. The morning was gorgeous, the light was perfect and I spend some good moments walking around the park area just in front of the bay.
A replica of Mayflower can be visited in the pier and I had to stop and think about how difficult it was to travel in the seventeen century... no more bitching when travelling economy next time :)
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Another two hours driving south and I arrived to Provincetown just in time to a nice lunch facing the fishermans warf.
The city was full of people, maybe warming up for the halloween weekend. So I've just spend there enough time to record some images of the place in my mind and camera and left to visit the sandy beaches of the Cape.
For me it was interesting to find out that this landscape is really very similar to our peninsula of Troia - please see my previous post about Troia - both places are separated by an ocean and 5500 km.
In fact I was surprised by the fact that there is a large portuguese comunity living in the area. But, may be this is not so strange after all. The Cape is all about fishermans, white sandy beaches, good seafood... that's us, portuguese people, any where in the world!
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Well, hopefully my pictures of the Cape will show the calm, relaxed atmosphere of a late October saturday.
This is a place that I would like to visit again with a little bit more time. We'll see...
Tomorrow it's time to return home, running away from Sandy hurricane just in time (I hope!)
Cheers!

Posted by ACoelho 19:54 Archived in USA

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