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”

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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”

Adventures in London: A Day of Sightseeing

Adventures in London: A Day of Sightseeing

Today was so much fun. Probably one of my favorite days on the trip so far; mainly because we had the entire day to do what we wanted to do. Clare, Elizabeth and I started the day off with a filling breakfast and we were later joined by our new friend Hannah. Before we headed underground, we planned out how our morning would look and our adventures were able to begin. Continue reading “Adventures in London: A Day of Sightseeing”

Adventures in London: A Day in Oxford

Adventures in London: A Day in Oxford

Today was a super long but fun day. Our group took a day trip to explore the city of Oxford. The buildings were super intricate and it’s probably because the city is really old but Oxford has a definite personality about it.

After a breakfast consisting of the same food as yesterday, we boarded the bus for what ended up being a two hour ride. It was unfortunate that the day brought colder temperatures and a bit of rain but the exploring was fun nonetheless. Continue reading “Adventures in London: A Day in Oxford”

Adventures in London: Museum Hopping

Adventures in London: Museum Hopping

Day two was reminiscent of childhood and Harry Potter. We spent the day exploring the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood and The British Library. Both areas surrounding the museums were beautiful and I was glad to explore places that not many tourists were in.

I started my day with a delicious but mostly American breakfast. I filled myself with eggs, a pancake and pork sausage. Our adventures started around 10 am with a long journey on the tube towards Bethnal Green.

Upon leaving the underground Continue reading “Adventures in London: Museum Hopping”

Adventures in London: Learning London Underground

Adventures in London: Learning London Underground

Other than being delayed for two hours at the gate in Newark and my feet absolutely killing me, I can officially say my trip to London and Paris is going well.

I decided to take a class studying setting in children’s literature that focused in London and Paris. After suffering single digit temperatures and spending three long days in the classroom, we finally headed for the airport.

My excitement by this point was bubbling over and I was so excited to get back to London and explore Paris. We hit a snag in Newark Continue reading “Adventures in London: Learning London Underground”