My name is Alessandro Concas and I am 13 years old. I had an amazing time on my recent trip to Boston this summer with my mother and father that I would like to share with you. Boston is so interesting and has such a rich history. Everywhere you turn, there is always something to do. Here is a list of some of the things that were included in my trip.
Brelundi is a popular spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (Bre-Lun-Di.) The restaurant has a wide variety of menu dishes, mostly Italian food. The portions are generous, and the prices are reasonable. One thing I like most about Brelundi is the staff. They are so nice and helpful and create really amazing dishes. Fun Fact: The portraits of clocks on the walls of Brelundi is to recognize that the building was once used as a watch factory. (visit brelundi.com)
The Mayflower is a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620. I was surprised by how colorful the Mayflower was. It made me wonder if the original ship kept all of its color when it had to travel across the seas. Next to the Mayflower is the rock where the original ship landed on. This special rock has the date carved on it. Many people make wishes and throw coins on that rock.
Harvard University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world, only in Boston they don’t call it Harvard, they call it Haavaad since the Boston accent doesn’t include the letter r. The campus is full of historic buildings, lush greenery, and winding pathways. I was very surprised when I walked through the gates because the outside is full of the urban setting with cars and tall buildings. As soon as you walk in, that whole urban setting disappears, and you find yourself on pathways next to green grass and amazing trees. There is a statue of the founder where people can line up to take photos. Basically, everything in the city surrounding Harvard is named after the school. There is a Harvard street and a Harvard bank and many more Harvard related businesses.
I Am Books is a bookstore in Boston’s North end district that has all kinds of books including children’s books. I am the author of three books, The A to Zs of Fighting Boredom, Life of the Time Cat, and a Life of the Time Cat sequel. I Am Books carries my books on the children’s book section. Not only does I Am Books sells books, they also sell souvenirs like stickers and snow globes. This is a very fun place to check out when you are in the city.
Duck Tours are a kind of tour boat called a duck. These tour boats can go both on land and in the water. The duck tours consist of very fun tour guides who will even let you drive the duck. They will even give you a sticker saying “I drove a duck!” Unfortunately, the seating is assigned but you can still get great view no matter where you sit. Originally, these boats were built for the army and now they are for tourists.
To conclude, Boston is such a fun and historical place to visit. Everything listed here is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot more to explore during your stay and I hope you have fun experiencing all that Boston has to offer!
In Boston, the weather never stays the same. One minute it could be sunny and the next, the sky is filled with rain. Usually, the summers are hot and humid and the winters are cold and snowy. On my trip, I experienced the weather to be quite hot. I was glad that it rained during the stay to get a break from the heat. Sometimes the rain even comes with lightning, which can be fun to watch as long as you stay inside.