All posts by Cindy Ly

SEVENTEEN | Cheers

28.08.2016 Most everyone was excited to get back to the states, but I wasn’t ready to leave. Only a handful of us shared the same sentiment. Being abroad was like a dream come true. We explored places we thought we would only see in pictures. We forged beautiful friendships with a group of very different people. ...

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SIXTEEN | A Magical Weekend

20.08.2016 Woke up 6:00am and took the tube to Leicester Square with two friends. Five hours and thirty-five minutes of waiting in the cold, rainy London weather. Worth every ticking second, ounce of exhaustion, and spent pence. Luck must have been on our side because we got tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ...

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FIFTEEN | Balance: The Student’s Motto

19.08.2016 This week has been a struggle. On top of our regular classes, we had a presentation and paper to complete, which both were worth 30% of our final grade each. Most of us couldn’t enjoy the gorgeous weather that came through this week (finally! it felt like summer weather) because we had five days ...

FOURTEEN | Shooting Stars and Hot Air Balloons

15.08.2016 The realization hit me today and is sitting heavy on my mind: only two weeks left before my study abroad comes to an end. Like a stone dropped into a still body of water, the realization created ripples of thoughts and memories – most of which inspired this post. To say the least, there were ...

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THIRTEEN | Things to Do in London

12.08.2016 It’s not the first time I wrote this and it’s not the last time I will write this: living in London is expensive. After living here for about two weeks, we’ve learned a few things to work the system. 1) If you want to save money, go to the markets Whether it’s Camden Market ...

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TWELVE | Bus Adventurers

7.08.2016 We came to London with hopes of exploration. For £92, we did just that. Nine of us took a bus tour through Evans Evans Tour company on an early Sunday morning. Our first stop: Windsor Castle. This is one of the primary residence for the queen. Unfortunately for us, Queen Elizabeth is on holiday and so is ...

ELEVEN | Living in London

4.08.2016 It’s been a struggle to adjust to London. Mostly in the physical sense. I’ve been battling this off and on sore throat – same goes for majority of the house. We suspect it’s from the change of weather. This past week has been seesawing between high sixties and mid-seventies with rain, clouds, and some ...