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One Door Closes...

Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | Views [248]

First off, let me apologize to all for how little I have updated my blog in the past month. In all honesty, not at all. The past 5 weeks have been an absolute whirlwind, from finals to my four week internship, leaving London, arriving in Ireland, and, ... Read more >

Tags: publishing; dublin; london; study; abroad; intern


Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | Views [200]

Our last Encountering London field trip: Normandy. While it was an entire weekend, it was worth it to be able to experience the north of France. Plus, I would have done just about anything to get to see the Bayeux Tapestry in person. We headed out ... Read more >

Tags: normandy; d-day; wwi; wwii; beaches; ships

St. Patty's in Trafalgar

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | Views [243]

My favorite holiday has finally arrived: St. Patrick’s Day! While the Thames was not dyed green (sad face), London did host a spectacular festival on Trafalgar Square. Apparently it has only been going on for the past couple of years, which I found ... Read more >

Tags: st. patrick; trafalgar; london; green

Ta-ta-ta Tower!

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | Views [221]

I finally made it to the Tower! I’ve been waiting for the perfect day to go with people, because it is so expensive to get into. I have my Historical Palaces pass, but tickets cost nearly £20 for everyone else. This Saturday it was sunny, ... Read more >

Tags: tower; london; jewels; medieval

Kensington Palace

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | Views [147]

Between classes today, I went on my own to Kensington Palace. I have been to the gardens multiple times to see the Peter Pan statue, but I have yet to go to the palace. Having purchased a Historical Palaces Membership, I can go for “free”... Read more >

Tags: kensington; palace; victoria; albert

Theatre Review

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | Views [129]

Due to the plethora of exciting things I have been doing – and my unending mountain of work – I have realized that I have shamefully neglected my civic duty to my faithful readers: relating to you the nuances of every amazing production that ... Read more >

Tags: theatre; play; ghosts; 1984;

So You Want to Worship...

Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | Views [233]

For our mandatory Encountering London course, we take "field trips" (yes, I am a college student) to different places in London and the UK. Over the last two Fridays, we have gone to both Canterbury and Westminster Abbey. Seeing as I seem ... Read more >

Tags: dover; cathedral; abbey; church; poets corner; sh, westminster; canterbury

Shoreditch, Marylebone, and Abbey Road

Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | Views [260]

Over the weekend we entertained a lot of visitors: SLU students from the Vienna program, Madrid, Rome, and even from Canton! In celebration of this, as well as the fact that we were all reunited, we went on the Shoreditch pub crawl. It was… interesting, ... Read more >

Tags: abbey road; shoreditch; sherlock; marylebone; reg

Back to Reality

Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | Views [171]

Unlike the title implies, the week back was not nearly as terrifying as I expected it to be. It seemed that all of our professors took pity on us, and had mandated all assignments be turned in the following week. One would expect a conscientious and ... Read more >

Tags: wanamaker; pestle; sizwe banzi; theatre; london;


Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | Views [226]

The decision to go to Florence was made almost on a whim. Laura and I both had friends studying there, and the others agreed that they would like to see more of Italy than simply Rome. Best decision we made of the entire trip. Florence was incredible.... Read more >

Tags: firenze; florence; duomo; ponte vecchio; michelan

Just Some Americans in Roma

Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | Views [263]

It has been a wild week in the land of ruins and pasta. Always one to keep it interesting, my first challenge in Rome was getting to the airport to the apartment we had rented. With my luggage. By myself. At night. Although the map that I had ended up ... Read more >

Tags: rome; colosseum; roman forum; vatican; pope; sist

Weekend in the Winch

Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | Views [263]

As Winchester was once a great city under King Alfred, it seems fitting that Atsede’s Alfred University would send her on a program there. This summer, we were shocked to discover that we had both applied to go abroad to England. When we both got ... Read more >

Tags: winchester; cathedral; round table; great hall; m


Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Views [222]

After a tumultuous week of an insane amount of work, we finally got to Thursday and Study Tours. This weekend, SLU paid for groups of us to go to various destinations for 2 days: Edinburgh, York, Bath, and Cardiff. The Econ class, meanwhile, got to go ... Read more >

Tags: york; yorkminster; cliffords tower; vikings; jorv

Popping Bottles at the Henge!

Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Views [273]

I wish. But really, how many other people can say that they got to go to Stonehenge for their 21st birthday? The day itself was perfect: sunny. That's about all that you can ask for in the UK this time of year. Stonehenge itself was incredible. Although ... Read more >

3 Days, 3 Plays

Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | Views [260]

This past week was as eventful as promised. To begin the week, I was able to see The Duchess of Malfi at the new Sam Wanamaker Theatre. The theatre is a Jacobean reconstruction, created to provide a year-round space to perform theatre in the round;... Read more >

Tags: globe; coriolanus; donmar warehouse; london; thea

A Weekend In Bangladesh

Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | Views [250]

... Not really. But a girl can dream, right? However, this weekend I did get to experience the next best thing. As part of the St. Lawrence program, we have the opportunity to go and stay with other families in different areas of London for the weekend.... Read more >

From Plays to Debates...

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | Views [265]

St. Lawrence pays for it all! The best part about this program is that doing fun things in London are considered "classes." So instead of sitting in a classroom, this week I got to go to a play in the West End. Entitled Mojo , it was one of Jez Butterworth's ... Read more >

Saturday, Sunday, Southwark

Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | Views [390]

I haven't been updating because, clearly, I have been spending every free minute walking aimlessly around London. Well, not aimlessly. I always start out with a plan! Take this Saturday, for instance. I took the tube to Southwark, down along the Thames ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, england, globe, guildhall, london, ruins, southwark, st. pauls, tate, uk

Let the Classes (and Drinking!) Commence

Sunday, 19 Jan 2014 | Views [354]

Orientation is over, let the real work begin! Wednesday was the first day of classes. Though in typical "syllabus week" fashion, Wednesday consisted mostly of going over the course. My schedule is set up so that I have Urban Geography on Monday and Tuesday, ... Read more >

The Tube and Buses and Trains, Oh My!

Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | Views [294] | Comments [1]

So after 3 flight changes, 2 days in the Syracuse Airport, 1 night in a hotel, and 0 changes of clothes, I finally made it to London. It seemed that the travel gods were finally on my side, as I discovered that I was able to take a single tube line from ... Read more >



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