Week Eleven: All You Need Is Love

Week Eleven: All You Need Is Love

They say all you need is love…and apparently rest as well. I think I’ve been in denial about my stress or I’ve either suppressed it because it surely took final form these last two days. I did have a pretty good weekend, however (per usual). On Thursday, we went on a class trip to Liverpool as an extension of my Interpreting Popular Culture class. I don’t know what I expected Liverpool to look like. For some reason, all I could think was a post-World War II industrial wasteland, but I was embarrassingly wrong. Liverpool is just as modern as you expect, but with a nautical touch. We stayed at a Premier Inn along the docks and I didn’t think I needed that view in my life until it was right there in front of me. It was ridiculously windy and cold so I couldn’t stand outside and look at the sea, but I could from my window. Continue reading “Week Eleven: All You Need Is Love”

Week Ten: Spring Break (Part III)

Week Ten: Spring Break (Part III)

This is my final post about spring break! Thank you to everyone who has dealt with the fact that I’ve had to break this up into three parts and who have read my posts in general. I’m surprised I even have an audience (even if most of it is my family members). I like to write for myself, but it makes it that much more fun and interesting when I know there are other people who like and want to hear what I have to say. Sometimes when I re-read my posts, I cringe a little because I feel like I sound like a fourth grader trying to sound more profound than they actually are, and I’ll probably always feel like that, but I’m glad at least one person likes it. I promise I’ll continue trying to do my best to illustrate my experiences to keep y’all entertained. 🙂 Continue reading “Week Ten: Spring Break (Part III)”

Week Ten: Spring Break (Part II)

Week Ten: Spring Break (Part II)

Are you happy to be in Paris?
To pick up from where we left off, I arrived in Paris on Tuesday afternoon! After traveling for what felt like years, we stepped out for our day and it was absolutely beautiful outside. It was the first day since I’ve been in Europe that I didn’t have to wear a coat. We took advantage of this weather and walked to the Eiffel Tower. The best thing about visiting attractions on weekdays is the significantly less amount of people visiting. We decided to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower because there was a hardly a line. Also, what better way is there to start your trip in Paris? I was worried once I got up there I would regret not bringing my coat, but it was still perfect up top. In case some don’t know, I’ve been to Paris before, but I was in ninth grade so I don’t remember a lot. When I got to the top, I’m not sure if it was the smog that was cast over the city, but I felt slightly disappointed by the view. It’s probably my own fault for being like everyone else in the world not from Paris and romanticizing and idealizing it, but I realized how homogeneous the architecture of Paris was aside from its main attractions. I kept looking for specific things I could pinpoint my eye on, but there wasn’t really anything other than the Seine that made me look around and think, “I’m in Paris!” Of course, I’m still happy we went and even if I couldn’t find something to prove it, I was, in fact, in Paris. Continue reading “Week Ten: Spring Break (Part II)”

Week Ten: Spring Break (Part I)

Week Ten: Spring Break (Part I)

It’s finally spring break! Yay! The only downside is that that means March is coming to an end and my stay abroad is winding down. We will not be discussing that though. Instead, we’re going to remain in denial about it and I’m going to move forward with the first part of my break. Bear with me though because I can’t remember a lot of the details of break because so many days have passed and so much has happened. I apologize if my writing in these next posts is very static and I jump around a lot. Anyway, my friend Brad came to visit London! Brad is one of my best friends at USC and one of the first friends I made. Having Jane visit and then Brad was like having both of my homes brought to me and it’s the best thing I could have asked for. Continue reading “Week Ten: Spring Break (Part I)”