I just returned from a job fair in Cambridge. Although I'd been to Boston a couple times before, this was my first trip across the river. Had a wonderful time exploring Harvard Square and visiting the fantastic natural history museum, eating, and drinking Sam Adams beer (Ecuadorian beer is light and not too good). I also managed an afternoon exploring the North End in Boston.
I was mightily impressed with the helpfulness and friendliness of the locals. Maybe my colleague and I looked like clueless rubes, but it seemed every time we stopped to get our bearings someone would come up and ask if we needed help. Restaurant service was always good. Taxi drivers were polite. The hotel shuttle driver was especially fun and informative from his unique point of view.
An old friend in Weston always complains about how rude people are there, but I didn't find that at all. Thanks for a great visit.