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    St. Patty’s Day Excursion

    Never in a million years did I think that I would ever be in Ireland for St. Patrick’s day!!It was worth it, but we had to be ready to leave at 3am Tuesday morning- a Paris repeat.  We made it to the airport way too early, which really means something since I always have to be extra early:) Our big group couldn’t fit on one flight so we were split in two groups. One left at 6:30 and the other at 8; I was on the 6:30 flight. We flew on the dreaded and supposedly evil Ryanair- some girls had some big problems with them during travel week and basically…

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    Wait, are we in Wales?

    We left early Thursday morning for our trip to Wales, little did we know what we were in for:) it was church history sites day. We spent the day driving to and from various sites in southern england. We visited a really cute little town where Carly and I found some adorable shops, two little chapels, one extremely tiny pond and one very windy mountain. We hiked straight to the top of this mountain/hill where some of the apostles had meetings and prayed; it was the best part of the day. It was sooooo windy at the top! I don’t think I have ever been in a windier place ever!…

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    Prague Perfect

    March 1-5The Prague crew- Liz, Carly, Paige, Julie, Ramzi, and Me:)We left the center at 2:45 to take the tube to Victoria station and then take a train to the Gatwick airport. The airport was so different than American airports. After going through security it felt like you were in a mall. And you had to wait until 30 minutes before your flight and the TV would tell you what gate to go to. Very different but I liked it. We got into Prague at 9pm and had a shuttle arranged to pick us up and take us to the airport. The driver was really nice and we loved his…

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    Wow, how did I get so behind!?Not last Friday, but the Friday before:)—Friday the whole group had a scheduled trip to Hampton Court.It’s one of the palaces of king Henry VIII. I hadn’t herd of it before we went, but it was really fun. The inside was cool, but the gardens outside were my favorite. All of the trees were groomed like big mushrooms. Everything was green and beautiful! Again, we have too much fun taking pictures:)After our time at Hampton court, we took a quick stop at Charles Darwin’s home. We just read a book on him and his wife which made the house so much more interesting. Each…

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    Ballet and Little India

    London is so diverse.These last couple days have been some of my busiest here. I feel like I haven’t even been at the center. Monday was Valentine’s Day and even though it was hard to be away from my family and I missed them a ton, I had a wonderful day. First thing after my British literature class Kaylee, Haley and I literally ran to the train station. We never waited more than 30 seconds for a lift, tube or even our train on. It was crazy! If we wouldn’t have run one set of stairs or caught one tube, we would have missed our train. It left at 11:58…

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    A Wee Bit of Fun

    I had three days packed of homework, school and various activities after our trip to Paris and before our trip to Scotland. I got a lot done! Early Wednesday morning all 42 of us hopped on a train to Edinburgh (that’s the capital of Scotland). Let’s just say that I have become a huge fan of trains! They have more room than a bus or a plane and are much smoother. This train ride was especially wonderful because of the breathtakingly gorgeous views out the window. I tried to read my book, but I was constantly distracted by the windows. It was what I image the east coast to look…

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    Baugettes, Cheese and Apples

    My weekend in Paris:I wish that I could include every little detail from this past weekend adventure, but I would be here all night long. Our exciting weekend started with my alarm going off at 2:45 in the morning so that we could catch our bus at 3:40. I have inherited my mother’s disease!! I start to freak out that we are all going to be late and then get there extremely early; but better early than late:) My roommates get a kick out of it haha. So, we took a bus to the train station and had some time to spare before we boarded our Chunnel train to Paris.…

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    I Dreamed a Dream

    Alight, time to recap this past weekend. Starting with Saturday…Saturday morning I went on possibly the longest run I have ever been on and it was one of my favorite things I’ve done here in London. Here’s a list of things I saw/did while on my run- gorgeous Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abby, Big Ben and Parliament, the London Eye, the Thames River, I ran across the Bridge in Harry Potter (here’s a link if you don’t know what it looks like haha), the Tower of London, and I ran across the Tower Bridge. So it was pretty much amazing; the best way to start a day!At noon we…

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    Some Catching Up To Do

    So I haven’t been worrying about updating my blog because I really didn’t think that anyone read it (besides my wonderful parents:). However, I have been informed by my parentals that there are a few wonderful people who would like to know what I’m up to here in London and I’ll try to do better! I’m thinking I could probably pull off 2 a week. It’ll be hard because the internet here in the London Center struggles to say the least. Overall, I am going to be better!We’ve been doing a ton these last few weeks. It’s a packed schedule and I’m trying to enjoy every moment. Two Saturdays ago…

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    Day Trip Number Uno… Sucess!

    So today we got up extra early and got on a bus. We went to the Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge and Bath. It was AMAZING! The countryside is so beautiful. Rolling hills of bright green, even in the dead of winter. The tour of Salisbury was so interesting and I really am learning a lot. Stonehenge was actually so fun even though it was just a pile of rocks! We had fun messing around and taking pictures. Two of my friends, Carly and Liz, decided to make a human Stonehenge and lifted me up as the lintel part of the “post and lintel”. It was a little chilly and a little…