London: Summer I & II 2013
A Day in the Life in London
Wake up to Big Ben chiming. Jump on the Tube to 8 a.m. class on English fashion. Awesome group discussions and analysis by professor. Lunch at Café Pacifico. Shakespeare lit class with local British students. Stroll Borough Market with friends before dinner. Read up on excursion to Stratford-on-Avon for next week. Spot the queen in her limousine. Falling in love in London is easy.
London. We could write nothing here and you’d still want to go. Blame it on your third grade teacher for acting out Dicken’s A Christmas Carol and beautifying 19th Century Londontown. Or an English teacher for finding more meaning in J.R.R. Tokien’s hobbits. Either way, London has a mystique luring US and Canadian college students and adults to study and intern there more than any other city.
And so other students from around the world, too, come for similar experiences, making London a worldly city of cosmopolitan sights and sounds. What part will you call home? Camden for shopping, Bloomsbury for the Magna Carta, or Soho for a trendy and grungy blend of hipster meets fashion. Just be open to it all, get lost often, and explore, explore, explore.
There are about 8 million people living in London, making it comparable to San Diego, if you will (though many compare London to New York City for the vibe). What does that mean? Public transportation to get from one end of the city to another is a must, and the sooner you accept stacked apartments and crowded restaurants the sooner you’ll appreciate and love the complexity, comfort, and amenities of London.
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