Checking Out Boston

On our last day in Boston, we decided to check out the city. Boston is the oldest city in the USA and one of the most beautiful. It reminds me a lot of Vancouver, only the Boston harbor is a lot bigger than Vancouver’s Coal Harbour.

We took a 90 minute cruise of the Harbor, ate lunch at a Twitter enable bar, checked out the USS Constitution, tour the city and dined on oysters and lobsters for dinner before taking the subway back to our hotel.

The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship in the world that is still afloat. The UK has a commissioned warship that is 70 years older than the 211 year old Constitution. However, the UK boat is on dry dock and no longer floats. The Constitution was given the nickname “Old Ironsides” but it’s made entirely of wood. Watch the video to find out how it got its nickname.

38 thoughts on “Checking Out Boston”

  1. Bonie says:

    wow nice journey john… better place to traveling… 🙂

  2. Victor says:

    Too bad HMS Victory never had a chance take USS Constitution on in mast-to-mast combat as Victory would have Constitution sinking like iron really quickly!

  3. Man, how many lobsters were eaten on this trip?

    1. John Chow says:

      Way too many! I actually lost count.

  4. qwerty says:

    That 2nd last photo made me laugh. 😛

  5. Nice pics, and your shirt is awesome 😀

  6. Those are some neat pictures John!

    I wish this was a contest post, hehe 🙂

  7. I didn’t know you sailed your yacht all the way from Vancouver to Boston.

  8. Martin says:

    I love your t-shirt: “I’m blogging this” 😉

  9. pingo says:

    looks like you had a good time in are home town. i like the twitter bar concept. Since people don’t talk to each other in public. The bar needs a big computer screen to have everybody text each other.

    what a new world we live in.

  10. Beautiful photos of the Boston harbor. I can’t believe they had a Twitter-enable bar. Hilarious!

  11. James Wilcox says:

    What, no tea party? Boston looks cool. I almost went to college there. Do any GeoCaching while you were there?

  12. Leo says: nice..hope to be in there.. 😛

  13. Pheak T says:

    boston looks nice from your pictures. love the shirt haha

  14. PaulB says:

    If the dot com thing ever goes pair shaped at least you know you always have a job as a tour guide. That was pretty good 🙂

  15. RC Williams says:

    Lookin’ good John! Boston is one of my favorite cities. Quite a few friends on the broadcast side that work there.

  16. kenny says:

    You’re gonna get tons of text message spam now, you’re not the only evil one out there!

  17. dcr says:

    How is Boston the oldest city in the U.S.? It was founded in 1630.

    St. Augustine, Florida was founded in 1565 and Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1609. New York was founded in 1624.

    1. John Chow says:

      Because at the time those cities were founded, there was no USA!

  18. Shaun Carter says:

    Hmm…. too bad the vid doesn’t work anymore. You got some great pictures John. I remember taking the tour of the Constitution as well. If you really wanted something fun you should have gone to see Plymouth Rock… well it’s more like a stone or large pebble!

  19. ML says:

    Time to change your shirt, it’s beginning to smell!

    1. John Chow says:

      I guess it’s a good thing I have a dozen of them, huh?

  20. Nice blue T shirt John

  21. Debo Hobo says:

    This post has made me completely home sick 🙁

  22. John, Your photos are excellent, and the food looks so tasty! The dot com lifestyle is something I hope to achieve someday. I posted about the cashinator here: The $27.00 would be invested in a domain name purchase to increase my web real estate. Respectfully, Nicholas

  23. Boston “Rocks”! 😀

    I’m with Debo..

    Made me homesick.. a guess it’s time for a “roadtrip”

    Great pics of the Boston skyline..

    Go Sox!!

  24. Your face at 4:38 = hilarity.

    And just how many lobsters did you eat on this trip? You look like you were enjoying every bit of them.

  25. LiNTEK says:

    Whaaaaa, it’s been two years since the last time I was there, I missed the Boston clam chowder.

  26. make150aday says:

    Boston is not the oldest city in USA.
    St. Augustine, Fl is the oldest but if you consider US territories then San Juan (Puerto Rico) is the oldest. Spanish Explorer Juan ponce de Leon reached San Juan PR 5 years before he landed in St Augustine..

    1. John Chow says:

      Like I said before, Boston is the oldest city in the USA. There are cities that are older but they were founded before the US was founded.

  27. Wow, that boat is really cool. I’d love to check that out for myself.

  28. Boston does have a Vancouver look to it. Its amazing how small the downtown core of many cities are, unlike Vancouver. I guess this is the result of this area used for business only, not residential.

  29. dede says:

    “Boston Burger” one of burger’s menu in TGIF Restaurant, juice beef patty, fresh bun, tomatoes, lettuce, and melted cheese on it,…Chips..hmmmmmmm. I am burger lover, you? 😀

  30. Candy Zhao says:

    Wow, this place is so beautiful , it looks like new york city’s pier of 17. 😆

  31. BenSpark says:

    Glad you had a nice time in my neck of the woods. I was unfortunately in Montana and could not attend the summit. I like your photos of the tour of Boston. See you in Orlando at IZEAFest 2008 and maybe even Blog World Expo.

  32. Zoji says:

    Boston really is a beautiful city! Although west coast, there really is something special about the east coast. The old world…

  33. Tmhung says:

    So handsome , hehehe

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