Does Anyone Still Call it Beantown?

Last weekend, I headed to Boston to visit some of my nearest and dearest friends who recently moved there from across the pond (the Southern half of the pond to be specific).  I haven’t been to Boston since high school, and I couldn’t remember too much about it.  Also, to be honest, the under-21 experience in a city is always pretty different from when you’re an adult (am I an adult?!) …maybe we’ll just say post-21 experience).

photo courtesy of thefabempire.com)

photo courtesy of thefabempire.com

My friends now live in trendy Back Bay, just South of Newbury Street, known for its amazing shopping.  Newbury Street is kind of like a chill, casual Fifth Avenue if that makes any sense.  Actually, I got the vibe that all of Boston is like a chill New York.  It’s much smaller in terms of population, but it’s got everything you might look for–great shopping, pro sports, a beautiful river, and loads of great restaurants and bars.  Plus, the T is an adorable, miniature version of the subway — now I know that’s hard to picture.

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