Two months later, I’m finally writing the last entry for my Boston trip back in November! 😅 I’m merging Days Three and Four into one post as they weren’t as packed as Day Two. I still had a great time of course. All in all, I had a great vacation.

Day Three

Boston Skyline on a clear day

First thing on this day was to meet up with Alex again at the Common. My Uber ride took me through MIT which showed off the skyline. It was such a beautiful day. Unfortunately, my driver got lost and she ended up taking us in circles three times. ._. I had to pull up my phone to show her alternate directions.

I felt bad for having to give her a low rating, but she’d tend to stop in the middle of the road to look at her GPS. That’s dangerous, man. At least I got to see the view above a few more times?

Overlooking Boston Public Garden

At least I got to my destination in one piece! Alex took me through the Boston Public Garden. I really appreciate her showing me around. <3 This place is gorgeous. Seeing these colorful pictures after the recent snowstorm here makes me wish it was still fall. </3




Obligatory landscape selfie! How beautiful is the view? (Not me, the pond 😜)

Newbury Street Shops

We took a walk through Newbury Street afterwards. I felt poor. :’) We went inside a few shops, and I couldn’t afford anything. I saw this really cute Rag & Bone poncho (can’t find it online!) that I am now recreating through crochet, hehehe. ✌️

Shake Shack burger and fries

After gathering enough feelings of inadequacy, we ate lunch at Shake Shack. There’s a couple of branches in Philly, but I’ve never actually been into one before this. It was pretty good. I liked the peanut butter shake a lot. In-N-Out remains superior. :P Man, I would pay good money for a Double Double with Animal fries right now. T_T

Fallout Survival Guide book Selfie of me

I saw a lot of Fallout 4 ads and merchandise around Boston. I chased a cab that had an FO4 banner on top of it so I could snap it. XD While hanging out at comic book store, I found this baby. I already have a mini-guide from the Pip-Boy edition so I didn’t purchase it, but it would be cool to have someday if I wanna get serious about collecting Fallout memorabilia.

Our long walk ended with a coffee break at Barnes and Noble in The Pru. For some reason, I was tapped out. I look so grumpy in the picture above. I obviously needed a nap. Haha, cheer up Raisa, you’re on vacation!

Day Four

Plate of meat buns Bowl of taho

I had to fly back on this day, but not before Chinese dimsum for brunch! YOU GUYS. I HAD TAHO. TAHOOOOOO. I haven’t had one since 2012, and yes, I’ve kept track because I’ve been having serious withdrawals. I just love taho so much. 😢

Red Bean Bun Dimsum Table

Dat spread. 🍲😋

Full spread of dimsum

In retrospect, I ordered way too much, but everything was so good! Looking back at these pictures got me craving for some more dimsum now. Maybe I’ll go this weekend.

Two mocha macarons Snapchat screenshot of airport window

Alas, all good things must come to an end. I went back to my room to pick up my luggage then headed to the airport for home. I had some mocha macarons while I waited at the gate. It wasn’t as good as the pistachio ones I had on Day One, but enjoyable nonetheless.

That concludes my four-day trip to Boston! It was super lovely to see my friend again, and that’s one destination crossed off my travel list! I admit, writing this last post has me feeling a bit wistful. Can’t wait for my next trip!


  1. Aww I loved the ducking ducks and your selfie with the pond in the background!😍

    P.S. I’ve never tried Uber; I get anxious riding with someone I don’t know (same feeling I get when I ride a cab).😖
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    1. Haha I love Uber! Most rides I’ve had were great. That lady just stood out to me because she was so unsafe. :( I like that they’re way cheaper than cabs, and you can track how long they get to your place through the app. :D

      I used to take cabs by myself in Makati, so I’ve gotten used to it hahaha. Though most of the time, I just walked home. My parents somehow were okay with it. 😅

      1. IDK, I get really anxious when I ride a cab even when I’m with someone I know. I’ve always associated cabs with abductions siguro kasi.😖

        1. Ooohh yeah, I remember! My aunt used to watch those hour-long news shows (what were they called, parang Saksi? lol), and they showed a segment about cabs. I made sure all the doors were locked, and my driver wasn’t trying to blow suspicious fumes with his air freshener after that.

  2. My Uber ride from Jackson’s apartment to the airport made me sick… Like I was literally close to vomiting once I got the airport because the Uber driver’s car smelled like sour milk and he kept hitting the brakes. Nevertheless, he definitely got a bad rating.

    Ah Shake Shack! I had the Shack Stack which was delish and their custard was pretty good. I’ve also only had In-And-Out once when I was like 10 and I remember loooooving the hell out of it, wish I could have another In-and-Out burger and milkshake.

    Taho!!! It’s been forever since I last had some. I know a Filipino restaurant that sells it and I’m just 5 minutes away from it.
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    1. Aww, I’m sorry to hear that! I take Uber a lot, and I’ve only had two bad rides. The other one was a driver whose car smelled strongly of stale smoke. I hate that smell. :(

      I just googled a Filipino restaurant near me. I found one ten minutes away, woohoo! XD

  3. Ooooh! Gorgeous photo! That pond selfie is my favourite :D I mean, seriously, that’s really a good shot and the placement of yourself really fits the photo :D

    And dude, I had to look up Taho. I never heard of it before, but I want to try it now. It looks awesomely delicious!

    Glad you had a fun time. You know it’s a good trip when it makes you feel wistful afterwards!
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  4. That happened to me too in Montreal. My Uber driver didn’t know exactly where I wanted to go, and it’s a TOURIST SPOT! Haha. I had to check my Google Maps to show him where to go. Anyway, I’m glad you had a great time there! I should try the peanut butter milkshake next time. The last time I was at Shake Shack, I had the strawberry milkshake and it was kinda meh.

    1. I love peanut butter milkshake in general, so it might be different for you hahahaha. Shake Shack’s line was so long too! I think there are better places honestly, but it’s good if you want a burger fix (read: me all the time).

  5. Oh the land of the free! <3 <3 <3 LOL

    So happy you got to eat taho! And the Chinese food's making me hungry at this time of the day. I wish there's a 24hr Chinese restaurant delivery here. </3
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  6. Boston looks so beautiful with its greenery and open body of water! Hopefully the Uber driver practices some careful driving! Stopping in the middle of the road to look at the GPS is dangerous- especially since she’s representing Uber… Unless she’s a pro at driving and has a third eye on the road ;o.

    The good looks delicious! Especially the bacon burger ;). But yesss, In-N-Out is the best! Have you ever had a 4×4? XD.

    Dimsum is awesome! The only thing I’m skeptical about are the chicken feet, but I don’t mind it if it’s cleaned out completely. Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip!

  7. Man the pictures are beautiful! That lake! And the trees! You forget how beautiful the fall can be!

    And your food…gah its making me super hungry!

    But sounds like you had an awesome trip!

  8. ugh, if only In-N-Out is available here.

    ohmygod dim sum. i haven’t had dimsum in months! i miss the chicken feet .__.

    i’ve never tried using Uber. my bf uses Uber a lot though. i don’t have my own credit card so…and my mother is a huge paranoid she thinks Uber isn’t trustworthy and stuff. pfft, tiring.
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  9. Now I’m dying to 1) see the Boston Public Garden and 2) try In-N-Out. Hehe! I loooove Shake Shack but I’ve never tried In-N-Out, and yes, my best friend already pointed out that I’m missing half my life, hahaha Anyway! In your opinion, since you mentioned both Uber and walking in this post, is Boston more of a walking/public transport city or do you need a car to get around? :)

    x Reg
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    1. Nope, you don’t need a car in Boston! They have a rail system so you can just take the metro to get around. I was just too lazy to walk to the station from my Airbnb. :’D

  10. It looks like you had so much fun! I have been to Boston twice and it always seems like I miss out on so much when I see other peoples photos of it. I’m looking at your pictures like “Man, I need to venture out more!” Lol

    I’m glad you seemed to enjoy yourself. The Commons are beautiful, especially when the swan boats are out on a sunny day.

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