The Sound of the Underground

“Next Stop: Knightsbridge. This is a Piccadilly Line service to Cockfosters” I hear this phrase so much, sometimes I feel like I can perfectly imitate the polite British-accented voice narrating my train ride twice a day. Since moving to London, I have become quite accustomed to the various forms of transportation  in the city. Before…

I See London, I See France…

I still can’t believe I’ve been here in this beautiful place for over a month already!  It’s so crazy to think that in about 2 months I’ll be making my way back home to Pittsburgh!  I’m trying my best to make the most of my time here.  The past two weekends I have traveled around…

The Diverse Boroughs of London

Throughout my time in London I have seen a lot of really interesting areas, filled with different cultures, food and sites to explore. In this blog I’m going to outline three very different boroughs that I’ve visited and thoroughly enjoyed. First Stop Westminster To say there’s a lot to see in Westminster is an understatement….

Greater Expectations

My first month abroad has been filled with surpassed expectations, surprising challenges, and a ton of memorable experiences. Over this time, I’ve gotten comfortable with thinking of London as more of home than a destination. I’m definitely more used to the slang here, meaning I don’t confuse a Londoner asking me “Are you okay?” with…

Mind the Gap When Leaving the Train

Mind the gap. That is something I hear at least once a day on my commute to class or around the city of London. Since I am only taking classes, I go to CAPA’s main building in Kensington four times a week. At first, I was a little nervous about having to commute during London’s…

Adjusting to London Living

Hello again! My three biggest takeaways from living in London so far are how far away the Tesco is from my flat, how much more comfortable I am when it comes to navigating my way around the city, and not being able to keep everything in the house turned on. For the first one, I’ve…

1 month down, not enough to go

It has been nearly a month since I first landed in London and the time has flown bye faster than expected. Honestly I am quite sad that it is going by so fast because I am absolutely in love with everything London has to offer. Throughout the last weeks, I have adjusted to the culture…

Change in my mind

Here are several points for takeaways through the first month of my life in London. I will try to analyze it from an academic, professional, and personal perspective.  Academically, I once discussed with my advisor that I wanted to have four classes and an internship together because I thought twelve credits were a little bit…

Finding My Way Around London

I have been living in London for almost a month now, but it feels a lot longer than that. I did not think I would be this acclimated to London in the short amount of time that I have been here so fast. Getting around the area of the borough that I live in, which…