Category: England

The Locals in London

The break time is here and classes are finally over (well, almost). This means I get to travel around as much as I want and don’t have to wake up at 7am anymore for classes. I love the flexibility which is provided to us because I feel there is a good balance between traveling and studying. ...

Week 6: The One where I went to a Food Market 

I am the type of person who would want to try out coffee shops and food places at every new place I visit. This is something I absolutely love doing and it’s one of those things which brings me joy. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I absolutely had to try out the Borough ...

Bristol Tips and Tricks

Now that I’ve been at the University of Bristol for a full month, I’ve had plenty of time to settle in and find my way around. I’d like to share tips and tricks for those who want to study abroad in Bristol, those who were recently accepted, or for anyone who wants to read about ...

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Week 5: The One Where I Spoke to Louise 

With only 2 weeks remaining of the course, all my professors are wrapping up their classes. That basically means I have been dealing with a lot of tests and assignments- but amidst all of those, this week too, had its peak moments: For my Principles of Management class, we went for paint balling as our ...

7.5 Hours in London

This past Sunday, I booked a last minute bus ticket to London to meet up with two of my friends from Drexel, who were studying abroad in Scotland and Denmark. When planning the trip I found that traveling by coach bus was significantly cheaper than taking the train. While the train ride may have been ...

Week 4: The One Where I Felt a Little Under the Weather 

Let’s get real here- we can’t be feeling our best selves everyday, every second. I can glorify my life here and talk about all the fun and interesting thing I did this week. But instead, I am going to talk about what  a mess I was and also what I did to change it.  The ...

Exploring Clifton and Campus

The Global Lounge has become my “home base” at the University of Bristol and I’ve hung out there in between classes all week. They always have weekend city tours and activities to help international students adjust to the new country and the city of Bristol. Even when they don’t have a program scheduled it’s fun ...

Wrapping Up Welcome Week

My first week has already passed by in a blur of British accents, delicious pastries, and many rides on double-decker buses. I’ve spent the last few days getting used to traveling within Bristol because my accommodation is in a small neighborhood in the North Village called Stoke Bishop. All undergraduate students living in this area ...

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Week 3: The One where I visited Oxford by Myself 

As I was having my coffee at Cafe Nero on Friday morning, I was thinking what to do on the following weekend. I thought why not do a one day trip to Oxford. At that very point, I booked a round way train ticket to Oxford, booked a group tour, and that’s it. My Saturday ...

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Week 2: Take Care of Yourself and the Planet 

As I am sitting at my favorite café called the Guillam Coffee House and writing this, let me tell you, I am really tired and feel a little dead inside. The excitement of being a new place and trying to do everything in one day really did not treat me well. So, my goal for ...