去美國波士頓一年多,什麼是必帶的用品(美國不好買或很貴的)?

近期我們夫妻和10個月大的寶寶要去美國波士頓一年多,因為行李太多也沒有出國這麼久過,實在不知道怎麼準備,也怕遺漏,想請問各位有經驗的大大認為

(1)哪幾類是二個大人及寶寶必備的用品(美國不好買或很貴的)?

(2)什麼是有可能從台灣帶過去美國後有機會轉賣貼補生活費的?

Update:

之前去美國的印象好像沒有像我們習慣使用的飲水機(溫熱二用那種)或熱水瓶~旅館內都是用一個小加熱壺煮熱水~請問買得到飲水機或熱水瓶嗎?不然喝熱水或泡茶等都不方便~

有些朋友建議帶大同電鍋~波士頓華人超市買得到嗎?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Post 1- I am currently living and working in Boston. Hope English is fine as I do not have access to Chinese input from work. Besides, my Chinese typing will take me forever. :-) Also, it looks like I can only type short message, so I will make several posts.

    In Fact, Boston has become more and more convenient in terms of Asian goods. There are several large Asian supermarkets provides everything from cell phones, videos and CDs to jewelry, beauty supplies and clothes, food and general medicines...etc.

    http://www.kammanshops.com/

    http://www.super88market.com/

    http://www.kammanshops.com/images/Floor-Plan.JPG

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/kam-man-marketplace-quincy

    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-9377000.html

    I would say you do not need to bring too much stuff from Taiwan as it will not only be costly on the luggage charge but also difficult to handle for traveling. I am not sure if it is worthy the trouble and if it will save your cost. After graduated from Graduate school, I have been living here for more than 10 years and I cannot think of anything that I need to rely on the supplies from Taiwan. Besides, if it is only 1 year, I recommend you to try exploring local life and using local stuff. So, you will have true all around American experiences.

    However, if you do have preferences on some of items as following, you may bring some just to feel the comfort from home town:

    1) Medicines - If you have regularly taking certain medicines whether it is for maintenance (Wan Jing Oil, green oil- you can also get them from here actually) or illness, you may consider bring them as only certain medicines you can buy them from the open shelves of pharmacies and for majority you will need doctors prescriptions (even birth control pills need prescriptions). In the meantime, try packing them separately in your luggages to avoid causing issues going through U.S. Customs.

  • Elisa
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    熱水瓶 is good. But if you are going to be here only for a year, it probably doesn't make sense to bring or buy one. There is a kind of electric kettle that is cheap and can boil water really quickly.

  • 1 decade ago

    Post 2 - with my other account. I am still learning to use this "knowlege" function. :-)

    2)you can get 熱水瓶 from Chinese supermarket or Chinatown. You can also get 大同電鍋 here (see links below). For 10-cup one, it is around US$75 before shipping which is not too bad considering saving your trouble bring it. It is still the best among all rice cookers. My sister insisted me to bring one to USA during my last trip back to Taiwan. Therefore, I have one but I go out dinning often, so I don't use it often and it occupies big space of my counter top.

    http://english.hsuginseng.com/product/ProductsDeta...

    3) As far as baby stuff, there are many discount stores like TJMax and Marshall offer good stuff at very cheap prices.

    4) Chinese gifts - it is always good idea to bring some small gifts representing Chinese culture. I found that the best are those Chinese jade ropes from Taiwan jade flea markets. We really do a great job in weaving the ropes. Although you can find these items from local Chinatown in Boston, they are not as delicate as those made in Taiwan flea markets. I normally wrap these jade ropes in the red jewelry fabric/velvet) bags (get from Taiwan jewelry stores) for the expensive look and give my friends for their birthday or other occasions. They love them very much.

    As far as bringing something from Taiwan to sell in USA, I can not think of any. You can get almost everything here nowadays!

    Hope the above helps!!

    MJ from Boston

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    去美國波士頓一年多表示你不定居在美國,若是這樣,請你啥都不要帶,若一定要帶,以10個月大寶寶東西為要,因為10個月大的寶寶,比較需要習慣的東西.

    Boston, 很容易買中國食品, 信用卡別忘了.

    什麼是有可能從台灣帶過去美國後有機會轉賣貼補生活費的?

    No, 不要想這個,很不舒服的.

    一切平常心,全家人於美國波士頓一年多平安最重要.

    Good Luck.

    2009-04-03 07:28:30 補充:

    熱水瓶,象印牌,沒問題.

    大同電鍋,不用了,煮飯電鍋有比它更好的. 當然,你要最古早的,你就要帶一個,用來蒸東西,很好.

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  • 1 decade ago

    (1)萬金油,胃散等

    (2)茶葉

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