Two blog posts in a week!? What is this???
The amount of pictures I’ve taken in the past 4 days is kind of overwhelming. I guess it’s to be expected considering how much I’ve done in the past few days. This weekend was extremely busy.
On Saturday, a friend and I decided we were going to the aquarium. We took the tube to Westminster station and got to see Big Ben and Parliament up close once again. No matter how many times I see it, Big Ben always takes my breath away. We walked across the bridge to get to the aquarium, but the line was extreemmmeeelllyyy long!!! So we improvised. We strolled down along Southbank passing the London Eye and watching lots of street performers. There were really awesome dance groups, and some rather creepy men dressed in body paint, pretending to be frozen, and of course my personal favorite had to be……Captain. Jack. Sparrow.
We continued strolling down Southbank and watched the skaters at the skate park where graffiti is considered socially acceptable, and just really spent some time people watching. We ended the afternoon with Belgian waffles by the Thames. Delicious.
That night, we hit up the local theatre to see Argo, which I highly recommend to anyone who hasn’t yet seen it. Absolutely. Fantastic.
On Sunday, I woke up bright and early and headed to the London Centre to meet up for the Arcadia sponsored trip to Oxford. After an hour and a half bus ride, we arrived in Oxford, England, which is absolutely adorable. The town is absolutely charming. We went on a guided walking tour, where we saw all of the various colleges in the town, as well as the Eagle and Child, which just happens to be the bar where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien used to hang out together. Pretty cool stuff. I also got to see the shop, where Alice from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, used to buy her sweets. After the walking tour, my friend Becca and I headed to the Eagle and Child for lunch. I had a very British meal that included Sunday Roast (chicken, roasted vegetables, Yorkshire pudding) and then a delicious dessert of Sticky Toffee Pudding, which isn’t pudding like you’re probably thinking. Here pudding generally means dessert.
After spending some time in there, we headed to the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Architecture. I was very excited when they had exhibits for Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, and Ancient Greece. This makes for a happy history major. (=
After another bus ride, we arrived back in London where I spent the remainder of the night getting some work done, movie night with the RLA, and skyping mi familia.
Hope you’re all having a lovely week. I’ll check back in soon!! Cheers !!