I recently just traveled to Athens, Santorini, Rome, and Barcelona for a 10 day spring break. It seems like a lot to travel in just a short amount of time, but I would say it was worth it. It was difficult to plan such a big trip with 5 other people. Everyone had their own opinions and they weren’t scared to share them. After booking the flights and the airbnbs, it was hard to figure out how we were going to get from the airport to our airbnb. Packing was also a struggle for me, I had no idea how to pack for the weather because it was cold in Greece, but warm in Italy and Spain. My roommate actually had to pay to check her bag for one of the flights and we were not expecting that, so make sure you check the luggage sizes for airlines before you start packing. I also let my other friend borrow a duffle bag and on one of the flights they made him check it. When we got it back the bag was completely destroyed, all of this things were ruined and the bag is no longer usable. You have to make sure that you expect the unexpected and look on the bright side so your trip isn’t ruined. Every city we went to was wonderful, even Barcelona even though I ALMOST had my phone stolen. Luckily my friend saw it happening and was able to save my phone, you never think it could happen to you until it finally does and when they say watch out for pickpocketers, listen to them.
When I got back to London, I thought to myself “it’s good to be home” even though I had only been living in London for about a month and a half. Honestly, I haven’t had much time to explore London other than in my classes, my schedule is work at my internship Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:30 – 5:30 and go to class Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 – 5:30. The only time I actually have time to travel is the weekend so I don’t spend that much time exploring London, personally I wish CAPA had a better program. In London I would suggest to do all the touristy things for a day or two and spend the rest of your time going to places no one ever talks about. I would suggest going to Chinatown to get great chinese food, you can’t go wrong with you restaurant choice, there are so many it’s hard to choose which one to eat at. Any of the markets is always a great choice, there’s the borough market which has great food, spitalfields market which is full of ethnic food, covent garden which has a lot of antiques, and so many more with their own character. I would also say going to brick lane to get the best curry in the world outside of India of course and there is fantastic street art that you won’t see anywhere else in the city. People also say that British food is bland and has no flavor, but to me I think it’s really good, I already know I’m going to be craving a meat pie when I get back to the states.