I think Cambridge, MA might just be my kind of place. Beautiful university buildings, lots of bookshops and hippy vegetarian cafes. I’ve been exploring all the above as well as trying to get used to how polite and friendly everyone is in America!
Boston is very beautiful as well, lots of lovely cobbled streets, ivy and old-fashioned street lights. It’s absolutely full of sights relating to the Sons of Liberty and the American Revolution everywhere, which is helping my (admittedly rather shaky) grasp of US history no end. We took a Freedom Trail walking tour in the sunshine on Sunday with a tour guide (moonlighting from his day job as a stand-up comedian), who seemed only slightly fazed by the task of talking about the American Revolution to two Brits . . . I also went to the JFK Library and Museum yesterday to add some 1960s American history context to my current Mad Men addiction.
But the highlight of this trip may well be yet to come – next stop: Northampton, MA. Watch this space!