Boston Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Parking & Driving

    People on foot in Boston are some of the friendliest around. When you find yourself down some weird side street, ask directions. But when they get behind the wheel they are A**holes honking! We took...

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  • 2. Crime / After Dark

    So, after adding tips about pickpockets to my Paris and Madrid pages, I'm now adding one about my home city! While browsing the racks at Marshalls in the Downtown Crossing area recently, I felt a...

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  • 3. Boston Common

    I was happily taking pictures of the lovely colors at Boston Common, when suddenly a man came running after me, shouting invectives about me taking his picture - which I wasn't - and I didn't even...

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  • 4. Big Dig

    The Big Dig in Boston is finally nearing the end? The half way mark? Well some the the MAJOR portions are completed or about to be nearing completion. It's not the time to take your eyes off of road...

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  • 5. Weather

    In the colder weather the roads sometimes appear safe to the eye, but in fact have a thin coating of ice which can cause you to lose control of your car. Leave plenty of room between vehicles and take...

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  • 6. Dealing with locals

    people have made up all kinds of names for towns in boston. theres murderpan/mattapan which not a lot of people call it. dot/dorchester. westie/west roxbury. southie/south boston. eastie/east boston...

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  • 7. Walking

    Jaywalking is rampant in Boston. I've never heard of anyone receiving a ticket. People generally walk at a brisk pace and have little patience to wait for the usually brief walk signal. Waiting at a...

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  • 8. Chinatown

    Boston is definately no the safest city in the U.S. Its not even on the list of the U.S's safest cities. Newton a suburb of boston is the safest city in America but Boston on the list was most closer...

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  • 9. Pretty Safe

    For the most part Boston felt very safe for a big city, and comparable to many European cities I've visited. There were parts, like Essex Street from Chinatown...

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  • 10. Geoffrey's Cafe-bar

    Geoffrey’s was highly recommended to us as a perfect place for breakfast. This famous, beautifully designed café-bar is located in the Back Bay, just one block...

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  • 11. Gravestone Rubbing

    Gravestone rubbing is illegal in Boston's historic cemeteries. I personally wouldn't be doing it regardless isnce I do not like cemeteries. My wife on the other...

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  • 12. Subway/Buses

    The drawback in taking the subway is they only go out about one-maybe two miles from downtown. Then you have to figure out how and where to get a bus, or switch...

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  • 13. Look Hard for the route and Map out

    I found that a great deal of study is needed to get into the suburbs with a vehicle. I read ahead of time to not even think of taking a car downtown Boston. The...

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  • 14. Rail/Subway/Bus Tickets

    Make sure you get a ticket either before boarding, or you may be able to buy while on board in some cases. The catch is to insure you have the right ticket for...

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  • 15. Jet lag.

    This is not just a figment is the imagination, it is real.It works in your favour going from the British Isles to America, because Eastern time is 5 hours...

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  • 16. U.S. immigration.

    The immigration card people from Britain and abroad have to fill in to enter the USA has been a standing joke among the British since at least the first time I...

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  • 17. green line on the weekend

    Beware of the T on Friday and Saturday nights, especially the green line. The E and B lines trains are packed with students between 7 and closing, and the...

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  • 18. Beware the "Land Mines"

    As in many large cities, there are lots of dogs in Boston. While most residents are conscientious, just enough of them allow their pets to leave their...

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  • 19. WHAT YOU SHOULD NEVER DO...

    ... when you apply for a SSN!!!If you consider to stay longer in the US, and apply for a SSN (Social Security Number) wich is the basic paper for everything,...

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  • 20. Closed in Boston

    Not everything is open year-round in Boston. The following is a list of places that were closed when we tried to visit in late March 2006:The Skyway...

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  • 21. Beware Hotel Telephone Charges

    When I was touring as a musician, I stayed at many hotels around the USA. In Boston, it was the Doubletree.Whereas my room was huge and very nicely kitted out,...

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  • 22. New England mountain biking, watch out for rocks!

    If you go mountain biking in Massachusetts (or anywhere in New England for that matter), be sure to wear some knee pads and beware of multi-purpose trails....

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  • 23. Democratic Natl Convention

    I just wanted to let everyone know, if you're planning to visit Boston this summer you might want to avoid the week of July 26th. The Democratic Natl Convention...

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  • 24. Pretty safe city

    I felt that Boston was a pretty safe city and the people are also very friendly. Especially in the downtown area and attractions, I did not have any feeling of...

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  • 25. More than just dirty

    The title of my Boston page: "Love that Dirty Water" comes from an old Standell's song about Boston and the Charles River. The Charles River is heavily...

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