We are at the start of a brand new travel series. This time Jasmina, Selma, Amer and I will be visiting the 6 states of the USA that make up New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) as well as the state of New York. It's a region well known for the rich history and wonderful colors of autumn. Luckily we managed to see a lot of beautiful fall foliage during our trip.
Pilgrims from England first settled in the region in 1620, forming the Plymouth Colony (a town which we would visit towards the end of our journey), the first successful English settlement in the Americas. Ten years later, more Puritans settled north of Plymouth Colony in Boston, thus forming Massachusetts Bay Colony. Over the next 126 years, people in the region fought in four French and Indian Wars, until the British and their Iroquois allies defeated the French and their Algonquin allies in North America.
Up, Up and AwayOur journey begins after a 6 hour drive from Mostar to Belgrade. We arrived at Belgrade Airport in the night, slept a bit in the car, until eventually at 4 o clock in the morning the check in started. We flew with Lufthansa Airlines toward Frankfurt. There we had a 5 hour wait for our overseas flight to Boston.
DanversIt was 6 in the evening when we arrived at the Danvers Knight Inn motel. We had a pleasant stay here. Actually from the start we noticed how friendly people were in these parts of the world, something we would come to appreciate during our stay in New England. We drove through Danvers but didn't stay there. You can imagine how much we needed that shower after a 24 hour journey.
First night in SalemI will be talking in detail about Salem in the next post, since we visited this town again next morning. At night Salem is quiet and empty looking. But it only appears so. People are inside bars and on night tours around town. Salem is of course known for witches and which hysteria back in the 17th century. As I said, more on that in the actual Salem post, here I only want to talk about our experience here on this first night.
We are at the beginning of our road trip. This is the journey coming up. Marked towns are the ones we slept in. I hope you'll return for more...
End of Part One
To be continued...