My name is Sunday Trevino, and I am glad to introduce to you a series of blog entries that will help you as you settle into Bethany Union House, and Boston in general.
This blog exists to aid in the informational and emotional experience of moving to Boston for the first time. Do you want to be aware of your surroundings? Of course you do! And however long you live in Boston, you will find that you can never fully discover every detail that it has to offer.
From where to shop, to where to get your nails done, I will attempt to introduce you to some of the discoveries I have found, and hope that you can use my humble advice so that you can go out and discover these things for yourself. Most of these entries will read like a Bethany-Union- personalized-YELP review, so if you have any suggestions or questions about entries, let me know, and I’d be glad to help you, or even write about something you are interested in.
First off, I’d like to introduce you to where I like to shop for groceries. For those of you who are brand new to the Boston area, or are living in the US for the first time, you need to go down a block from the house to Boylston St. and visit Trader Joe’s. This eclectic shop is great for a quick shop, and is a short walk away from the Prudential Center and the Hynes Green line. If you visit the website, www.traderjoes.com you will find recipes and fun facts about the products they offer. It is also a great place to find healthy alternatives and vegetarian alternatives at low prices. I particularly like the desserts from Trader Joes, because they seem like they are healthier for some reason.
Shop opens at 8 am and closes at 10 pm every day, I suggest you avoid busy hours, usually around 11 am until 3 pm. You may be bombarded by tourists at this Boylston location, so if you are interested in a larger, less crowded version of this shop, there is another location in Cambridge. Just take the Red line to Central and walk down Magazine until you get there. It’s a 20 minute walk, but this Trader Joe’s offers more and is reminiscent of a neighborhood shop that you might fancy a bit more.
Thanks for reading and enjoy.