So as of tomorrow I will have been here in England for a FULL MONTH! Crazy how fast time can fly when you're having fun. There's not much I haven't seen thus far, and it has been a blast. Between the pubs and the sightseeing, I hardly have any free time. Just to catch you up on the past few weeks, I just got back from Dublin a weekend ago, which was a lot of fun as said. Now, I'm really starting to get going into classes and routine is finally kicking in with food and homework.
Thanks mom for sending me this fantastic new camera so I can take all these pictures to post for you all to see :) I've been sick all week but slowly recovering. I met a girl named Andrea in Dublin, and she is from Australia. It just so happened that she was going to be visiting in London the next week, so I told her that I would take her sightseeing. Good thing for me the camera came a day or two before we went :) So we went all around, and if you look in my sightseeing photo album, you can see a lot of those pictures. Also, there is an album called Colourscape. This is some annual artistic event in Clapham Commons, where you basically walk inside of air balloons filled with the most vibrant and crazy colors. Our one professor here said that he used to do drugs like LSD until he discovered Colourscape... now he just goes there. We thought it was funny, so we had to check it out. Anyway,
Just a review of what I've done... I've been to Windsor to see the castle, I got to tour Buckingham Palace and the Parliament. (We are hoping to actually sit in on one of the sessions). If there weren't a block of buildings in the way, I could actually SEE the British Museum from my dorm. (obviously been there too). I've been to the Museum of London, The Tate Modern, I've done the Jack the Ripper Tour, I have seen Love's Labour Lost at what is the re-creation of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. I've seen St. Paul's Cathedral, walked along the Millenium Bridge, been to Leicester Square (theatre district), the famous Covent Gardens (where many celebrities come to kick back), Camden Markets (craziest shops and stores and etc), the Spitalfields area, good ol' Brick Lane (fantastic bangladeshi food if thats your thing), I've seen the tower of london, and oh man i don't even know what else. Hyde Park, St. James's Park, Regents Park, they are ALL beautiful. Whatever I have named that I DON'T have pictures of yet, I will hopefully get to take some within the next few weeks.
Anyways, to all of you back home reading all of this rambling bulls***, if you actually made it through it all to this last paragraph, I am quite impressed. To you I say, I love and miss you all and no worries, London is fantastic... but i can only afford a semester. After all, someone continually reminds me that Cleveland is my Home.