These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Hey everyone! I’m officially in my last week on the program and I couldn’t be more upset for my time here to come to an end. How in the world has six weeks passed already? Maybe if I stop thinking about it, the time won’t pass. Probably not, but a girl can dream. Since my time is coming to an end, I thought that I would reflect on my favorite things about London. It’s kind of hard to narrow it down to just a few because there has yet to be a dull moment here, but I’ll give it a shot.

The first thing I think about when I look back on the time I’ve spent here, is the people that I’ve met. Even though I go to Pitt and so do a lot of people on this program, I had never met 90% of them, let alone the people that don’t go to Pitt. Two of my roommates here are from Arizona State University and, honestly, I don’t know what I’m going to do without them when I go home. I’ve spent every single day with them for the past six weeks, so going home and not seeing them is going to be hard. I could be in the greatest place on earth, but if I’m not with people that I enjoy being around, I would be miserable. Needless to say, I was not miserable on this program.

Another one of my favorite things here is the markets scattered throughout the city. I live right next to the Camden Market and I could not tell you the number of times that I have been there. Whether it be to get food or to shop, they have everything! Other markets that I’ve been to include the Borough Market, the Greenwich Market and the Portobello Street Market. My favorite would have to be the Camden Market, though, because it is such an eclectic scene with so much to do. I could spend a whole day walking around there and still not see everything. There’s still a few more markets that I want to see, but we will see if I have the time.

The last one of my favorite things about London is the fact that I can easily travel, basically, anywhere in the world. In the six short weeks that I’ve been here, I’ve made it to two other countries, aside from England, which is incredible. I did not expect to travel a ton while I was here, but it was so affordable and easy that I couldn’t resist. London gave me the opportunity to explore some places that I never would have gotten the chance to otherwise, and I am forever grateful.

These are only a few of the things that I love about London, but I could go on for hours about all of the great things about this place. I am incredibly sad to see my time here come to an end, but I could not have imagined spending my summer any other way.

That’s all from me, for the last time in London,

Jackie