I’m sorry for begin such a delinquent blogger lately! Orientation week is filled with so many things to do and see and smell and hear and feel and experience, in the most wonderfully lively way.
The aha international centre is tucked away off a busy London street that’s lined with cafes and bustling with double-decker busses and has the cutest vintage barber shop ever.
Getting to know the neighbourhood, where The People’s Market operates a co-op grocery store and a nearby hole in the wall makes the greatest wraps, I feel like I’m on my way to becoming a real Londoner. As for classes, I am very excited for them, especially the British novel class that makes my little English major heart skip a few beats.
Today, with an uncharacteristically blue sky and sun streaming through the glass roof of our Thames Riverboat, we took an excursion to Greenwich, where Queen Elizabeth’s early home overlooks a beautiful view of London’s skyscrapers. From inside the city London is so filled with character and tiny little shops and quirky things that this view of it, with large glass buildings and chrome, was something completely new to me so far.
I’m looking forward to getting settled into a regular schedule here, going on all the class excursions (tons of theatres and museums and a trip to Edinburgh in just a couple of weeks!), and spreading my London wings.
All the best,
“London was beginning to illuminate herself against the night. Electric lights sizzled and jagged in the main thoroughfares, gas-lamps in the side streets glimmered a canary gold or green.”