More on Boston, MA

Things have suddenly slowed down the last couple days.  I’ve finally gotten over my cold.  My sudden influx of work responsibilities has finally subsided.  The world series is over (woo Giants!).  I finally have time to post a much-needed update.

I’ve been in Boston since 10/12, so just over 3 weeks now.  So far I’ve found it to be a ton of fun.  People seem to be pretty outgoing and mostly educated.  Not as many people have Boston accents as I thought would.

The only problems I have are the crazy drivers and the cold.  I’m scared to death every time I have to drive or cross the street.  People drive like maniacs here.  I’m shocked I haven’t seen a traffic accident yet.  I’ve seen TONS of “close calls”.

The weather isn’t terrible since has been sunny most days, but it sure gets COLD.  I finally bought appropriate shoes after my toes freezing in flip-flops one too many times.  I typically wear a sweatshirt and a jacket out and still freeze my butt off.  My RV gets freezing at night, and my indoor temp gauge says the lowest it has been is 29 inside.  I sleep with 10 layers of clothes on so I don’t die in my sleep.  I’m going to invest in a nice camping bag once I find myself at an REI.

I am however, very excited about seeing snow.  I figure it won’t be as exciting after the initial snowfall, but I suppose can leave whenever I want.

As far as what I’m going to do next: I’m thinking international travel.  I’ve been to 5 different US cities so far, and what I’ve found is that they are all pretty much the same.  They all have McDonalds, Starbucks, english speakers, crime, good parts and bad parts, foreign and domestic cars, white people, smart people, fun people, stupid people, fat people, US television, US currency, a few local sports teams, colleges, suburbs, buses and trains, etc.  I’d like to mix it up and check out some places that are going to be considerably different than what I’m used to.

I plan on parking the RV for the winter months, and jetting around the world.  Right now, I’m thinking of doing a month+ in each of the following, in this order: Argentina (Buenos Aires), Australia, Thailand, ???, Europe, then back to the East Coast to pick up where I left off in the RV.

(I would post some pictures but for some reason my phone doesn’t want to connect to my computer anymore)


2 Responses to “More on Boston, MA”

  1. I actually have a really warm trusty sleeping bag you could have if you find yourself coming through Minnesota again sometime soon. ^_^

  2. Patrick says:

    Your irish blood should be used to that cold!

    Dude, you should pick an area and stay there for an extended amount of time. I’d definitely recommend southeast Asia. It’s super cheap, people are fun, the culture is amazing and it the weather is great right now! My biggest regret when traveling is that I didn’t do it for longer. You should stay there for like 4 months, really absorb the culture. Also, you should get some tailor-made suits in Hoi Ann, Vietnam. They will come in handy for international business deals.

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