As I'm sure you've noticed by now, I'm a big fan of day trips because you can see quite a bit packed into one day and you're back in time for supper. Somehow we've come to the end of my traipsing across southern England, because it's officially the end of my exchange! I had time… Continue reading A Day in Windsor and a Royal Wedding
We've been having gorgeous weather in England this last little while, so I'm trying to make the most of it before heading back to Canada and into working indoors for the summer. One of the things still on my list was Blenheim Palace, so the other day I took a break from studying and spent… Continue reading A Day at Blenheim Palace
As any self-respecting bookworm will say, I'm a huge fan of the Harry Potter universe - books, movies, characters, settings, magical-ness, everything! I was understandably rather excited to see Oxford on the list of cities with partner universities that I could choose from for my exchange, because there are loads of places that appear in… Continue reading I’m in Harry Potter heaven!
I actually stayed in the UK this past weekend, and went on a rainy day trip to Cambridge! A walking tour through town, a couple of hours at the Fitzwilliam Museum, and a walk along the River Cam behind King's College made for a lovely day out. I heard some people say that Cambridge is… Continue reading A Day in Cambridge
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that 2018 has been good so far! I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks over Christmas and New Year's up in the stunning north of England. I had a wonderful time staying with some extended family and exploring Yorkshire -… Continue reading Two Weeks in Yorkshire
So apparently it's November already, which means we're approaching the end of the semester, which then means there are only a couple of day trips left! I love that the university put these on for us international explorers, and hopefully there are more next semester. This time around we spent the day in beautiful, but… Continue reading A Day in Bath
My most British trip yet! I'd say that Stonehenge is the quintessential English landmark and Winchester was the old English capital, plus home to the oldest school in the country and also Jane Austen. We arrived at the visitor's centre at Stonehenge and then, equipped with audio-guides, were shuttled out to the stone circle. It's… Continue reading A Day at Stonehenge and Winchester
I finally got around to going to London! It's not like I've been here a month already or anything... I considered staying in the city for a couple of days, but London is expensive and with my university bus pass I can get a return ticket for only £10 so I just bussed back and… Continue reading Two Days in London