When you arrive in London, you might be sore from sitting on a thirteen-hour plane ride, jetlagged from the time difference and perhaps feeling a little blue as you begin to miss home. These feelings are all natural, of course, but above all, you’ll feel a sense of excitement as you travel through the streets of this strange, foreign land.
This was me as I navigated my way through London.
It’s only been one week, but I managed to see some of London’s top tourist attractions. There was a protest being held near Big Ben regarding Brexit, and one day when the weather was great, a bunch of girls and I walked thirteen kilometers around London to see the London Eye and Westminister Abbey! Also went to briefly look at the Buckingham Palace, but NYU London is going to bring us on a tour inside this Sunday so I’m really excited about that. The 350th anniversary of the big fire in 1866 that burnt most of the city down was just last week, so there were a bonfire near the River Thames. (Pssst, the river is gross and not at all what I’d expected.)
To all the USWIB girls in back home in New York or around the world: good luck and hope you have an unforgettable Fall semester! ☺