Category: England

Exploring the UK: A Day Trip to Cardiff, Wales

We had a free day during our second weekend in London and felt that we should explore the United Kingdom some more. For some background, the United Kingdom is made up of the countries England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. A bus trip to Wales takes about 3 to 4 hours, and is relatively affordable, ...

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THANK YOU, LONDON.

The end has come! Because I had so much free time during my days in London, I had the chance to check off some of the locations that I still had on my bucketlist. This included restaurants, museums, and much more! Here are some of my favorites: Science Experiment at the Drawing Rooms I would ...

Farewell to Dublin…But Hello to London

Looking back on Dublin, I can confidently say that I fell in love with Ireland. The people in Ireland were so friendly and welcoming, and I felt like I was able to develop relationships with the FIE staff and our DBS instructors. I have only been in London for a few days but I already ...

Up to the Highlands with “El Familión Extendido”

After two months of bustling city life, I decided to join my family and friends on a trip to Scotland.  I was so happy to see them! They had arrived in London a week before, but traveled to other places in Europe while I finished my final project, picking up some more friends from home ...

Living in London: Like a Rollercoaster

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” -Henry Miller It’s been seven weeks already! In the blink of an eye, I’m almost done with my time here in Europe. Looking back at the many memories, some definitely better than others, and at the person I’ve become, I realize how ...

17A: The Final Collection

This past week was definitely one of hard work with our upcoming deadline for our final collection on Thursday, August 2. Since the last time I wrote about my project, things have changed. My concept took a bit of a turn during my visit to the National Gallery about two weeks ago. As I explored ...

Trip to the English Countryside

Last Sunday, I decided to leave the crowded city, and explore some of the more rural parts of England. One of the spots dated back to more than a thousand years ago, when Anglo-Saxons still ruled the country. In a small coach bus in just 11 hours, we visited some of the most important spots ...

Flea Markets and Street Food

After a full week of traveling, I finally got to enjoy a full weekend back in London. I have to say, I missed it a bit. I guess it’s starting to feel like home. Last Saturday, two friends and I decided to explore the market scene in the city. To start off, we took the ...

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Footwear and Fun

Besides fun travels, my academic experience here in London has, without a doubt, been one of the most rewarding ones during my time abroad. My knowledge and abilities in footwear design have definitely flourished and improved since the start. After all, if your thinking of doing footwear design, what better city to do it than ...

If you can’t go back home, let home come to you!

These past two weeks have been amazing! However, back to a school routine, it doesn’t feel like a vacation anymore. London suddenly seems like the most complex, crowded city in the world! Being in contact with this everyday has, inevitably, made me feel a bit homesick. Especially living my days five hours ahead, it has ...