Monday, May 11, 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark; and Malmö, Sweden

My flat mates and I decided to celebrate the end of classes by taking a trip to Copenhagen! We spent nearly 3 days in Copenhagen, Denmark and took at day to explore Malmo, Sweden as it was only a short train ride away!

We had a blast- spending time at the beach, parks, and touring the cities. Once we dropped off our bags at the hostel, we went straight for the beach with every intention to swim. The water was far too cold for that, but we enjoyed our time there nonetheless. Day two was spent on a city walking tour, which was free and brilliantly guided. Unfortunately it was pouring rain for part of the tour, but we did not let that stop us. After the tour, we took our own walking tour to see the little mermaid and the very interesting town of Christiania. Very different from anywhere I've ever been before!

Day three we took a train from Copenhagen to Malmo, Sweden. It was a small coastal city, where we took it easy wandering around and enjoying the parks and scenery. We went back to Copenhagen in the evening, and spent day four doing a bit of shopping and checking out the views from The Tower before catching our flight back to London.

Monday, April 6, 2015

In the meantime...

It's not like I've just been doing school work since my last post! Here are a few of the London adventures since the big game...

Tori and I took a day to check out Greenwich, and we had to take a touristy picture at the Prime Meridian.

I finally took a Jack the Ripper tour! Super fun, and the tour guide did a fantastic job.

And a few of my flat mates and I played bubble football! It was awesome.

Also, I forgot to mention that when Linda was in town, we went to see Stratford-Upon-Avon! Beautiful little town, where Shakespeare was born, and is buried.

France; Lyon and Annecy

 Well as usual I have managed to neglect my blog. But I'm back! Its been crazy busy here for the past few weeks, and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon! Since my last post, Terry came to visit, then Linda stopped by for a few days. Then I met up with Linda in Lyon! France was beautiful, and the food was fantastic! We stayed in Lyon for a few days, and took a day trip to Annecy- a cute little town on a like at the base of the Alps.
Now that I'm back in England, I've been enjoying the Easter holiday with Steve and Julie. They were kind enough to treat me to the most American day I've had since Thanksgiving, and we had Taco Bell and went to see Fast and Furious 7 :)
One last update before I dash off again- My dissertation proposal finally received ethical approval! One step closer to my masters!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX; UK style

It's Super Bowl time!! Regardless of the fact that the game doesn't start until nearly midnight London time, and regardless that the Packers did not make it this year (don't even get me started...), we are determined not to let our location prevent us from enjoying the 2nd most American celebration of the year- topped only by the 4th of July of course.

This is a phenomenon quite misunderstood by the rest of the world.


"Yeah, who's playing?"

"Seahawks and the Patriots"


"American football"

"Oh, that's like rugby yeah?"


They claim to understand, but I can only assume this equates to my understanding of cricket. Which is not at all.

Bring it on night buses and sleeplessness, this American girl needs her super bowl fix. Food, drinks, football, and of course, the commercials!  May the Packers best team win!