Boston Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. 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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  • 2. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 5. 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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  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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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  • 8. Local Laws and Regulations

    Smoking is not allowed in all indoor workplaces and restaurants and hotels and other enclosed areas and are only allowed in outside areas or at designated smoking places. It is also not allowed in...

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  • 9. Safe City

    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 to Boston Common, that felt a little...

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  • 10. Cons and Rip-offs

    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 away from the stylish Newbury street....

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  • 11. High Prices

    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 over to the rail. That is a drawback,...

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  • 12. Biking Safety

    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. Going uphill on a very narrow, rocky path, I...

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  • 13. 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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  • 14. Crowds

    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 trains are nothing short of packed. It is...

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  • 15. Airport Security and Flying

    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 behind UK/IRL time. You'll have no problem...

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  • 16. Closed Attractions

    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 Observatory, Prudential Tower: Closed due to...

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  • 17. Charles River

    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 polluted, and people are strongly discouraged...

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Boston is relatively safe for a large city, but if you go out looking for trouble, you just might find it.  Use common sense as you would in any city, stay away from isolated or unfamiliar...

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