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London: One Year Later

One year ago today, I was spending my last night in London and begrudgingly preparing to leave behind the most exciting and fulfilling two weeks of my life. Today, I began my new internship at NBC Weekend TODAY which will hopefully cultivate an exciting and fulfilling semester. Two years ago, I never thought I would… Continue reading London: One Year Later


London: Thank You

It seems like just a few days ago I was on the Gatwick Express, excited about the train’s fantastic Wi-Fi and the adventures that awaited me. Now, two weeks have passed in a blink of an eye and I am on my way back home, sullenly recalling my stay in London. London now has a… Continue reading London: Thank You


London: The Final Hours

Olivia and I were a quarter of the way done with our last full day in London. Up next? The Sky Garden. The Sky Garden is a luscious garden, café and bar at the top of another modern building in London, which is nicknamed the Walkie Talkie. It is free to visit, as long as… Continue reading London: The Final Hours


London: A Cruise on the Thames

I could not believe it: our full last day in London had arrived. Olivia and I had reservations for a London Eye ride and river boat cruise. I was super excited for both, as I have been on many rivers in many huge cities around the world (Paris, Berlin, Budapest), and I was glad to… Continue reading London: A Cruise on the Thames


London: The Tower of London

I was lucky enough to be in London for a day in sixth grade, and one of my most vivid and favorite memories is touring the Tower of London. I am so fortunate that I was able to revisit the fortress and take a step into its rich history. The tower has Norman beginnings, when… Continue reading London: The Tower of London


London: A Walk Along the Thames

I was super excited for mine and Olivia’s last Monday in London because it just so happens my sorority sister was visiting, and we planned to meet up! Our day started with a trip to the 1,000 year-old Borough Market, which is a charming and eclectic food market in Southwark. We got there just as… Continue reading London: A Walk Along the Thames


London: Greenwich Park

I can’t believe it is our second and last Saturday in London! Olivia and I are so tempted to stay, but I do not think immigration would be too happy about that. Today was another day planned with “London Fam” and we headed to Greenwich for a nice afternoon in the park. The town itself… Continue reading London: Greenwich Park


London: Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor

Friday fun-day? Well that’ what it was for me, as I was fortunate enough to embark on a tour to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and the Roman town of Bath. This too was a solo endeavor for me. Although I was super nervous I would miss the trip, I managed to find the stunning St. Pancras… Continue reading London: Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor


London: Theatre Time

With all my excitement from my Harry Potter post, I almost forgot to mention I saw a show in London! So many people told me the thing to do in London is to visit the theatre, and being the theatre-lover that I am, I was under my own pressure to see one. After the Harry… Continue reading London: Theatre Time


London: Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour

Today is the day I have been waiting for (and part of my agreement to come to London): The Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour! After taking two trains, Olivia and I were greeted by a double-decker that was completely covered in Harry Potter graphics. It was awesome! The bus even had Mr.… Continue reading London: Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour