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I can answer the following questions on Boston the city. I know the basic geography of surrounding metro Boston area. But my expertise is really in the City neighborhoods Back Bay, Beacon Hill, south End, Chinatown, Financial area, West end, Leather district, South Boston, Fort point area, Fenway and North End and some parts of Cambridge. I live downtown and go out in all of the above areas and have friends in all above areas. - Night life with regards to bars/restaurants/hotels and clubs. - Hotels/theatres/restaurants/cafes. I can advise on price/quality and atmosphere. - Living conditions/lifestyles/safety and general info on the above neighborhoods. - Commuting around the city, best ways using public transport including parking lots and rough prices. - Walking around each neighborhood, attractions in each neighborhood. - Historic sites, tourist attractions, museums. - Different events during all seasons in Boston. - Shopping, most stores and locations.

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I have lived in Boston for 10 years and originally came here on my own. I explored and went out to all kinds of social events and have made many friends in different neighborhoods with a variety of backgrounds and therefore have a good understanding of the city and the people living and working here. I also attend many different social groups/events to keep up to date with current events here politically and culturally. This can be beneficial for people visiting. I tend to walk to most places and as my hobby is photography and you see a lot more of the city than most people including architecture and unusual places/sites. I have very eclectic interests ranging from dining, social networking, historical appreciation and local politics.

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Bachelors degree in Computer Science.

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Recent Answers from Iain Watson

2013-09-19 Moving to Boston:

James,    Yes renting in Boston ( back bay, south end, north end, beacon hill etc..) is very expensive. You can commute in from as far out as about 5-7 T stops on the various subways, especially the green

2012-10-17 Flying from Washington DC to Harvard University?:

Mike,    You will have to fly to Logan airport in Boston from Washington. Then from there you can take a Silver line bus to south Station (about $2-50). From South station take the red line to harvard

2012-06-03 boston postcard:

Hello Kristin,    Yes I can happily send you a postcard from Boston. Is there any particular theme you would like the postcard to be ? I can send you pictures of Boston Architecture, parks, rivers. and

 

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