My third year of college is over. It’s weird. This will be my last real “summer” before I work a full-time job. I only have one more year of what people say are the “best four years of your life.”
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Although I would say that London isn’t too different from the United States, here are some fun differences that I found/things that people do in London and not as much in the U.S.:
- baked beans on toast is normal to eat for breakfast
- you can find tea almost anywhere and a lot of people put milk in their tea
- trash cans are difficult to find
- all of the branded cafes are extremely similar and offered a lot of sandwiches that are stored in a cooler and that you would take to the counter to get pressed
- toilets look different; there is a button on the wall to flush the toilet
- I first tried/heard of elderflower cordial
- people keep to themselves
- “take-away” is actually takeout
- car and taxi drivers can have an attitude
- it doesn’t always rain
- weird (and delicious!) potato chip/crisp flavors: paprika, balsamic vinegar, red onion/cheddar
- many bars do not ID
- “sorry” instead of “excuse me”
- the exit signs in buildings are pictures of stick people running
- “way out” instead of “exit”
- when you are crossing the street, the pavement will tell you to “look left” or “look right”
- street signs would be placed on the walls of corner buildings
- restaurant service/pay before eating/order at bar
- many Europeans and foreigners in England
- eye-catching advertisements in the underground
I just wanted to provide you a quick list–if you want any further explanations, please leave a question in the comments!
(I apologize for the bad grammar. I just wrote like 5 blog posts and am hungry haha).
It was our last full day in London!
A small group of us went to see Big Ben, Parliament and West Minster. We ate lunch at a burger place in Piccadilly and bought last-minute tickets to Phantom of the Opera.
On the sixth day of London, our small group took the tube to the South Bank area and toured Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. It was a really cool experience because we happened to be the only tour in the theatre at the time. I had read about five Shakespeare plays in high school, and I have a better appreciation for Shakespeare after touring the replica theatre.
On the first day of spring break, my group of 12 departed from the United States and flew over the Atlantic to Heathrow Airport.
I had flown before, but this was my first international flight and my first connecting flight. I spent so much time deciding what to pack–I even made a piece of paper with a bunch of sticky notes that helped me organize what I wore each day. And yet, I still overpacked (but it could have been worse).
If you’ve noticed, it has been a couple of weeks since I have blogged.
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