“Knowledge is the most important currency of the 21st century” – Drew Faust, President, Harvard University

Not only did I get to catch up with a vet friend in Boston but I also got to celebrate my birthday there! It was only a short visit but it was great. We had dinner at this really cool mexican place called Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar. The cocktails were delicious and the food was creative and amazing! Breakfast was eaten at the award-winning South End Buttery and it was also delicious!

Seeing one of the Ivy League schools was one of my bucket list items and Harvard University fit the description. Harvard University is in Cambridge which is not at all far from Boston. It was established in 1636 and is the oldest institution of higher learning in the US. It was surprisingly small but beautiful and the whole surrounding town is super cool, full of bookstores and has an awesome vibe. No wonder some great talent from great minds has come out of this place. We took a free walking tour of the main grounds and our guide had some amazing stories about this place. It was clear how passionate he was about having studied here when he was young and the wonderful memories and traditions held within the gates. I really liked the inscriptions carved in the stone above the entry gate and the whispering archway! At John Harvard’s Brewery and Ale House I had the most amazing shepherds pie for lunch to warm up from the cold outdoors.

The day was topped off with a delicious glass of wine at the Top of The Hub with a gorgeous view over Boston. I didn’t eat there but the food also looked amazing!

And then it snowed – thanks for the birthday surprise Mother Earth πŸ™‚

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