“So you have been here one week, and already you have decided to take an Arts degree from Redmond College?” – Aunt Josephine to Anne in Anne of Green Gables I have been abroad for one week now. I have taken ferries, trains, trams, busses, and a taxi. I have ordered wine in a restaurant … More Frankfurt, Germany
Originally I meant this post to cover all my time in Norway, but I realize it’s already too long just with Preikestolen. You can read my time in Stavanger in the next post, Norway: Stavanger. I don’t know if Norway would have even been on my radar without my swim coach, Mike Slagle. In the … More Norway: Preikestolen
You can read about the first leg of my Norway mini-trip, Preikestolen, here. After spending the afternoon at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, I caught the Tideriser Bus back to Stavanger. I was worried that I would have to pay a for one-way ticket because usually you have to use the round-trip tickets in the same day, … More Norway: Stavanger
Any study abroad student or world traveler is bound to have a few panicked moments of “Wait – did I pack that [very important thing]?” Thankfully for me, my mom has been on top of her game to make sure I minimize these kinds of worries while I’m abroad. Here’s a short list of things … More Reminders from My Mother
Ever wonder what the differences are that distinguish British from English? Or why sometimes people say London is in the UK and England interchangeably? Here’s a short explanation, followed by a much better video with the same information: The smallest “area” I will be able to claim residency in is the country of England. England … More The Differences Between England, Britain, and the UK
One of my favorite books, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, starts with Anna Olliphant listing all she knows about Paris – the city she will be spending her senior year of high school. So, in true Anna form, I’ll now list what I know about London, England: my home base for the … More Here’s What I Know About London
As most classic A-types, I love making lists. Often, I’ll make several related to the same thing, some on a Word document, some on a legal pad, some in Google Spreadsheets. When I left for college, I made a five-page document using a graph with places for the item name, whether I could “check” it … More What’s in Your Backpack?
When people ask me where I am studying abroad, there’s a catch in my breath before I tell them London. For all of London’s glittery charm, historic and literary appeal, and world-wide renown, there’s an expectation for students my age to be going somewhere very different. Read: Africa, Middle East, Haiti. John Oliver, one of my favorite … More Why England? Why London? Why Goldsmiths?