No pictures for Boston, so please ignore picture of New York City! Arrived safely at 11.10am our time. Caught a shuttle bus to our hostel. Probably the best hostel so far in terms of efficiency and being fully equipped. Only drawback is that they have separated us and Jane is in a separate dorm from Heidi and I. Went out for much needed lunch before setting off to explore. Wandered down Massachusset (sp?) Avenue to Boston Park and Common - a very pretty walk along the Charles River which runs through the city. It's very much like a London park - tower blocks on the outside but all peace and tranquility within. As it is Sunday, lots of people just lazing in the park or sailing their boats on the river. I've just got back from a great night out. The girls have gone shopping and to explore the student district and I've been to an open air performance of Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew' on Boston Common - fantastic! I hired myself a small chair to sit on and joined the crowds for a really professional and funny performance of the play. The set design and costumes were great and I really enjoyed the atmosphere of a performance under the stars! Had a chance to dash to Starbucks for a hot chocolate and cake during the interval and the performance finished at 9.40pm. A brisk - and warm - walk back to the hostel. A great way to spend your first night in a new city. And it was FREE! Will probably go back there tomorrow night for a FREE classical concert. My first impressions of Boston are very positive. It has an academic air about it (the famous Harvard is here) and the buildings have charm and character. Tomorrow we plan to walk the Freedom Trail, which takes you around a series of historical buildings associated with Boston's history. There's lots to pack in here before we leave, so we'll try to do as much as we can. Feeling extremely tired after my early start, so that's all for now. Really annoyed that email sight is down, so can't check my emails until tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you all VERY soon!