When you've got a 7 hour layover...
Oh hello from Ireland!
This marks the very first travel series for the blog, #WildeAbroad!
We have friends tying the knot here in a couple of days, in a friggin' CASTLE. A legitimate castle. There are probably hidden stairwells, scary dungeons, secret gardens and a door that leads to narnia... One can only dream. We only check in to the Ashford Castle on Tuesday, so in the meantime we are in Galway tearing it up and causing raucous.
As most of you know, I'm in a long distance relationship with my other half who lives in Montreal; if you have ever done long distance you know that it sucks. Royally. So, when we found out we had a 7 hour layover in Boston before hopping on a cross-atlantic flight to Ireland, we decided to turn it into an adventure.
TRAVEL TIP: Don't cab from the airport to downtown Boston, it will be a ludicrously expensive 10minute ride, plus there's a free bus that will do the exact same thing right from the arrivals gate into the heart of the city. Live & learn.
We galavanted through Quincy Market until the packed touristy vibe of it caused a serious dose of social anxiety, at which point we said nuh-uh to all the tourist hotspots for lunch and instead decided to be nice to our bank accounts and went to Sweet Green (plus, #healthyishot). Mark and I both had the kale ceasar salad and it was da' bomb.com, I highly recommend it. You might want to have a mint handy for afterwards, the garlic is pretty potent in the dressing (you could ward off Vampires but you might not impress your date).
The tough thing about wanting to explore a city on a tight timeline is the fact that in the back of your mind you're always aware of how little time is left before you have to head back to the airport and deal with checking in, going through security, smelly people, crying babies and then sitting in a metal box hurtling through the air for 7 hours...
We walked, we ate lunch, we shopped, we snapped (@thechloewilde) and we made our way back to Logan international airport with plenty of time to spare.
Ok, time to get off the computer and explore Ireland!