Adventures in Paris: Chapels and Scavenger Hunts

Adventures in Paris: Chapels and Scavenger Hunts

My first full day in Paris started pretty late. We were told to meet at 9:30 as a group so Clare and I decided to get breakfast at 9 am. Compared to London, the breakfast was pretty small. I had two croissants with strawberry jelly and some applesauce. From what I gather the French do not eat a big breakfast and they also eat lunch pretty late as I later found out.

Today was also the first time riding the metro which is similar to the tube system in London. Continue reading “Adventures in Paris: Chapels and Scavenger Hunts”

Adventures in Paris: A Day of Travel and Rain

Adventures in Paris: A Day of Travel and Rain

Bright and early this morning we unfortunately had to leave the beautiful city of London. We boarded the coach at approximately 7 am so we could catch our international train on time. We took a Eurostar which went underneath water for a portion of the journey.

Paris is one hour ahead of London so I am currently six hours ahead of my normal Eastern Time Zone. It’s really weird to be halfway through my day and my family is just starting theirs. Continue reading “Adventures in Paris: A Day of Travel and Rain”

Adventures in London: Our Final Journey

Adventures in London: Our Final Journey

Today is our last day in London as we start the second half of our course in Paris tomorrow. While I’m super excited to see Paris for the first time, I’m bummed to be leaving such an amazing city.

Our last day was a free day so again we were able to explore London on our own. Clare, Hannah and I decided to start our day early so we could catch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Continue reading “Adventures in London: Our Final Journey”

Adventures in London: Mud Covered Shoes

Adventures in London: Mud Covered Shoes

Today we had a very early start because we traveled south of London to Ashdown Forest to see the setting of Winnie the Pooh. It was a pretty long coach ride so I took a nap (sort of) on the way to the forest.

Once we unloaded we were met with a quirky group of adults who were going to teach us about Ashdown Forest. We started with an excerpt from one of the Winnie the Pooh books and we were off.  Continue reading “Adventures in London: Mud Covered Shoes”

Adventures in London: The Boy Who Lived Under the Stairs

Adventures in London: The Boy Who Lived Under the Stairs

Wow is all I have to say about today. Today is by far one of my favorite days of the trip and I’m not even that big of a Harry Potter fan. I’ve read a few books and seen some of the movies so I don’t consider myself that big of a fan but being on the studio lot where the filming took place was so cool.

I’m really into movies and kind of geek out over the process and seeing the behind the scenes aspect of everything. Continue reading “Adventures in London: The Boy Who Lived Under the Stairs”

Adventures in London: A Day for Matilda

Adventures in London: A Day for Matilda

Part of my winter term trip does have an academic purpose. Believe it or not I am not just in London and Paris to have fun and do touristy things. I do have some work to do and there are scheduled events to partake in.

Today was all about Roald Dahl and Matilda. Roald Dahl is known for his quirky and unique children’s books. Continue reading “Adventures in London: A Day for Matilda”