Accustomed to the life (and weather) of Boston.

Due to her location on the globe, Boston mornings begin at 5, and the sun doesn’t set until 10pm. This gives us a great deal of daylight to work with. Boston, though greeting us with a rainy and bleak summer day which felt more like winter in Hong Kong when we arrived, was sunny throughout the week, raining only once on Sunday.

We begin to design our flotation devices(otherwise known as boats) in groups. We were allowed to choose a goal we set for ourselves; and our group, comprising Charles, Shun Git, Pek, Sameena and Michael (the latter two from MIT), decided to focus on a boat which would work both on land and in water. I think it’ll be a fun and fulfilling 9 weeks to come with this awesome group.

At the end of the week, we were given time to ourselves, and a group of us decided to head to Niagara Falls.

Niagara falls. The time was 7:30 pm when it was taken. The sun didn’t set until 10.

A ten-hour drive from Boston, the falls were more amazing than any brochure or website could describe it — the sight of thousands of gallons of water crashing onto the river below gives you an impression of how astounding nature can be.

We also hopped across the Canadian border (where the picture was taken), just to get stamps on our passports. Go figure.

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