Thursday, March 3, 2011

A weekend getaway thanks to good ol' George

Thank you George Washington not just for your great leadership skills but also for your birth. It gives us students a day off from school! So I decided to go to Boston with the one and only Deena. It was a much needed escape from NYC, namely NYU.

Interesting juxtaposition of old and new. Trinty Church (left) and the John Hancock Tower (right)

As I am a student who studies architecture, I feel in love with the city and its many untouched landmarks. We're were very lucky because our hotel was just down the block from the famous Boston Public Library and Trinity Church. We were just a street away from Newbury Street, where Alyssa and I were on a crazy hunt for a pair of heels for herself and a dress for me, oh the stresses of womanhood.

I also had the great opportunity of meeting many of Deena's Egyptian friends. They are such chivalrous and kind people. They were all so excited by the changes in their country. Not to mention, such an intelligent bunch and I thoroughly enjoyed their company.

Here are some of my favorite pics from the trip including two very pretty ladies.

Lysh or Lish?

Sunny but frigid

At Algiers on Harvard's Campus; N. African delight with my fav. 

Algiers on Harvard's campus was such a lovely cafe and a great escape from the freezing temperature. I had a Viennese coffee, not so Algerian. But I got some crazy stuffed pistachio cookie. Harvard was nice but not my cup of tea...even though I was escaping NYU, I couldn't help but miss our campus-less school. All in all, it was a fantastic trip. Just next time I'm bringing a car, a downcoat, and a ski mask with me.


  1. Very nice sukh! Love the pics :)

  2. I have such beautiful and talented friends!-Loved the post :)