Category: England

Eating Your Way Through London: Camden Market

As I stated in my previous “Eating Your Way Through London” post, London is home to many, many markets. Each with their own character, it is a goal of mine to visit all the markets that I possibly can during my time abroad. With Borough Market already crossed off the list, I decided to visit ...

Holidays Away From Home

Have you ever spent a holiday away from home or your family? I have before, but it can be difficult, especially if it is your first one. Not everybody can say that they’ve experienced a holiday in another country! I viewed this opportunity to celebrate in a new culture as an exciting challenge. We started ...

Eating Your Way Through London: Borough Market

In my opinion, one of the most exciting aspects of traveling is being able to try different foods from all over the world! London is home to over 35,000 food establishments. Included in these establishments are large food markets with hundreds of different merchants selling their creations. Some of the more popular London markets include ...

The City of Neighborhoods

When I first came to Philadelphia to study at Drexel, I was told Philadelphia was referred to as “The City of Brotherly Love”, “The City of Murals,” and “The City of Neighborhoods.” Similar to Philadelphia, London is also know as “The City of Neighborhoods,” for the many boroughs that make up England’s capital. With thirty-two ...

Learning London: Orientation

Our program in London, the Foundation of International Education, was nice enough to set up a bunch of orientation events for us in between arriving in London and starting classes! These events were very helpful in introducing and orienting us to London. On Friday, after a few hours of orientation meetings, we were scheduled for ...

Just Touched Down in London Town!

I thought writing down the directions to our new house, Metrogate at the Foundation for International Education, would be a good idea. I would not have any cellular service when we arrived in London, England, because I planned on setting up a new sim card here. So, I followed directions the “old-fashioned” way, and wrote ...

Exploring the UK: A Trip to Scotland

As the end of our study abroad program approached, it was only appropriate that I take one more weekend trip. For this one, we stayed within the UK and visited the beautiful country of Scotland. To get to Scotland, we took an overnight bus (9 hours!) from London to Edinburgh. As soon as we arrived ...

A Beautiful Weekend in Amsterdam

One of the great things about studying in the UK is its proximity to the rest of Europe. For years it has been a dream of mine to visit Amsterdam, and it is something that I was really looking forward to while traveling this summer. So when we had a free weekend in London, a ...

A Historic Day Trip: Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge

When you think about England, you usually imagine places like London, but there are so many great destinations along the English countryside. There are great bus tours to choose from that take you around the country, and many of them have student deals! Myself and a group of Drexel+FIE students decided to take one of ...

The Many Markets of London

One of the greatest things about London is all of the Markets! Whether you’re looking for food, produce, clothes, or antiques, there is a market for everything. These markets are scattered across London, so visiting them is the perfect way to explore the great city of London. Some of my personal favorite markets have been ...