One of the most wonderful things I have ever heard. It sounds so beautiful on EVERYONE! Yes, it depends where in England the person is from (accents are different all over England), but generally everyone sounds amazing. British … Continue reading →
Well, it’s definitely different. We went to a great free comedy show tonight and although all of the acts weren’t fantastic, we generally thought the show overall was funny and plan to go back! Learned a few more new words too, but they aren’t the kindest, so I’ll spare you.
Football, outside of the premier league, is still extremely fun to watch! The crowd is definitely a rowdy bunch, so if you don’t have a preference for a particular team, choose to cheer for the team whose section you’ve been seated in. DON’T try to be funny/sassy/clever/daring/etc. and cheer against your section’s team; it is a really bad idea considering most of the fans are die-hards.
Today I went to see the Leyton Orient out in Leyton. The fans were awesome, despite the bitter loss at the end of the second half. Leyton will be on top again soon!
“Come on Orient, come on Orient, come on Orient!” (This is one of the more PG chants I heard today).
Attention American boys!!! Please start dressing like British men! We American girls wouldn’t complain if you traded in those sneakers for a nice pair of shoes, or that sweatshirt for a blazer and button down.
Walk down Oxford Street and you will feel like you’re watching a runway show during fashion week. It is a wonderful thing to see such well dressed businessmen on their way to work.
Also, from the British men we’ve actually spoken to, they are generally really funny, interesting and lovely. Strike up a conversation in a pub and see what happens; you never know, he could be your prince!
Trust me. At some point you will need to hop on the bus and it helps if you have a basic understanding of the bus system and which buses go to where you live. I would still be trying to figure out how to get home during this tube strike if I didn’t understand the bus.
**Alternative: download citymapper. It’s an awesome map that gives you exact directions from point A to point B.**
Do not shout that you’re pissed! If you’re angry, say YOU ARE ANGRY! Pissed means your drunk, not frustrated. Weird stares will ensue if you shout that you’re pissed (particularly on the tube on a Saturday night).
Chips = french fries and Crisps= chips.
Biscuits = cookies.
Filter coffee= black coffee (which does exist here!)
Circus= circle (so don’t expect any clowns)
“You learn something every day if you pay attention.”
Welcome to my blog!
A key component of studying abroad is to learn; learn about the city you’re in, learn about the new culture you’ve been thrown into, learn about the food and drinks, learn about the people, learn about the politics and economics, etc. As a study abroad student, my job is not just to be an academic in the book sense, but it is also to experience a new country on my own.
I’m not much of a writer, let alone a witty and engaging blogger, so I’ve decided to do something different. Instead of writing a “study abroad blog!” about all of my adventures, I am going to write one thing each day (hopefully) about what I’ve learned while in London. Some days it will just be a short sentence while others may include the story behind the lesson of the day.
By the end of my trip, I hope to have a long list of wonderful lessons I have learned while spending the next 4 months in London.