Last time I told you about Costa Rica, a country that I find it hard to describe, but let me forever changed.

From Costa Rica, I went to Boston to visit for four days and stay at a friend’s home, Paulette. She is a great host, both sharing tasty food, being helpful, and having ideas for many fun activities.

First and foremost, she helped me buy a good camping/hiking backpack. I probably wouldn’t have had the patience to find the one with the right fit without her. Plus the store clerk was extremely helpful and patient too.

Actually, there was a really great second thing too. I now have business cards with my name and traveling fictioneer as my title/work. Plus my website address. Looks great and very simple to design and get.

Three activities from my four days stand out (beside the backpack shopping and business cards). We went out to dinner to meet up with a third friend, Cat. Both Cat and Paulette are people I got to know through a forum and it was great meeting Cat for the first time. (It was great meeting Paulette face to face for the first time my first day in Boston.)

After buying the backpack, it was suggested I go for a five mile hike (basically 8km) to test it out. So Paulette took me to a nearby wooded hill and we walked around there until we hit the five mile mark. Or technically we reached it will walking back from the hill.

Lastly on my last morning in Boston, Paulette and I went canoeing along part of a/the river running through Boston. We were not in the downtown area, instead much further out.

Felicia Fredlund, Traveling Fictioneer, trying on new backpack on 5-mile hike in Boston

Felicia Fredlund, Traveling Fictioneer, trying on new backpack on 5-mile hike in Boston

Microwave mailbox seen on walk in Boston

Microwave mailbox seen on walk in Boston

Evening out with friends in Boston

Evening out with friends in Boston

Gorgeous building seen while canoeing in Boston

Gorgeous building seen while canoeing in Boston

Felicia Fredlund, Traveling Fictioneer, canoeing in Boston

Felicia Fredlund, Traveling Fictioneer, canoeing in Boston

Basically I had a fun visit with a friend before going back to Sweden for about a week. Then my next adventure takes me to Italy. See you there!