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December 8, 2015 — Leave a comment


(Note to myself, make that trip to Texas happen)

A while ago I got a message from an old schoolmate who’s in Canada for one semester. He told me that his girlfriend was coming to visit and that they were planning on doing a little trip through the States during her time over the Atlantic ocean. They we’re coming to Boston, and he asked me for some tips on what to do here. I’ve only been here for three months, but You defiantly asked the right girl, Sir.

THEREFOR, I thought that I might share the list I did for Hugo and Olivia with my precious readers (They didn’t get the pictures and all that, I added them just for you guys) Here we go!

We can start by walking out from my building towards the Prudential center. It’s basically the same street all the way, so those who wants to go shopping comes with me, and those who prefer sports can take a left after about two minutes and continue the walk towards the Fenway to go see The Boston Red Sox play baseball.

I’d suggest that we have lunch at The Top of the hub, which is the restaurant at the top of the Prudential center. You can see almost the entire city from there and it’s beautiful. If you want to go there for dinner, especially on Friday or Saturday, you should make sure that you book a table or to be there when they open.

After we’ve gone through all the nice stores in the Pru, I think it’s time to move on to Newbury st, which is only a minute walk from where we just came from if you exit the building on the right place. If you’re feeling tired and feel like a minute walk is too far, you have The Boston Public Library to your right, or the second biggest Apple store in the world across the street.

There is a wide selection of stores at Newbury. You can buy a jacket at Barbour, a dress at forever 21 or why not a pair of Star wars slippers or a Superman t-shirt at Newbury comics? If you’re still hungry I think you should go to Joe’s, Stephanies or Paparazzi which are some of my favorite restaurants here.

Lets continue or walk towards Boston common! If you’re still not done shopping you should take a right when we stand right in front of the big Park. There are a lot of stores in this area too. If you’re in the mood for some Chinese food, China town is just a ten minute walk away from there! If you want to go to my favorite area, take a left to Beacon st. The streets behind Beacon st. are filled with cozy cafe’s that are perfect for a Sunday brunch in the sun.

If we decide to go straight forward towards the harbor we’ll pass Quincy market. It’s a big market hall filled with all kinds of food and pastries. We’re not far from the Boston aquarium now so if you’re in the mood for some penguins, this is the place!

North end is not far away, and this is the place to go to if you’re in the mood for some Italian food. I can’t remember any names now, but I promise to look it up if someone wants it. Mike’s pastries are famous for their cannolis, and there is a reason why. Buy a box and bring them down to the harbor!

I think you should go by the water on your way back. Or if you want to go for a run, this is the perfect place. You have Beacon st. on one side, and on the other side if the water is Cambridge. Take a trip to Harvard or just walk around on the streets. Cambridge is a very nice place filled with small unique shops and cafe’s.

9/28 – First post!

September 28, 2015 — Leave a comment

OK here we go, first post on my blog!

It has now been five weeks since I came from Sweden to America, and I love it here. Today is September 28th and it’s still like summer outside. These weeks have gone so fast, and I have had so much fun already. A normal day for me looks like this: I wake up at 6.40am to get ready for a day in school. After I’ve done my make up and changed clothes about seven times I leave Baker Hall at 07.20 to get breakfast in Beatty, the school cafeteria. There are several options for what you can eat for breakfast here, but I strongly believe that everyday is bacon day. School starts at 8am for me since I made my schedule like that, then I usually have two lessons followed by a two hour brake for lunch before my last class begins at 1pm. I try to do as much homework as I possible can at my lunch break so that I have the afternoons off, which I usually do. One of the best things about living at a campus in downtown Boston is that there is always something to do. I can easily walk to the big shopping center called the Prudential, and there are restaurants everywhere. I have a Swedish friend named Johanna who’s an exchange student at Babson college for this semester, and when she visited me last weekend we took the T (which stops right outside our door at Baker) to Park street for some shopping, followed by a coffee in the big park Boston common. Later that day we went to the Prudential for food in their restaurant on the very top of the building with a view over the entire city. A place I would really recommend if you want a place to eat in Boston.

Today has been a pretty good day. I got the result from both my construction management exam and the math test that I took last week. I’m happy with the result from CM, but the math didn’t go quite the way I wanted it to. My teacher is great though, she told me not to worry and I’ve signed up for extra tutoring at the learning center now. You can do that for every class, which I think is great since a subject like math is very hard to study by yourself if you are struggling. Later today I’m going for a run around Fence park which is only a three minute walk from our campus. I try to work out in some way everyday, and sometimes I force my roommate Andrea to come with me. We are allowed to use the gym as much as we want to here at school which is great, but I personally prefer to work out outside. Partly because of the fresh air, and partly because I think it’s a great way to explore the city. After I’ve posted this I’m going to meet up with some friends for dinner. I eat almost all my meals at school, or at MassArts’ cafeteria which is the school right next to us. I have a full meal plan and those are the two places that accept my student ID as payment.

Here are some pictures from my weekend with Johanna! Sorry about the last one. I’ve tried to turn it but it just doesn’t want to…