|LDN Skyline photo I took on the boat|
|Big Ben- up close & personal|
After awhile I ran into my flatmates and we all chatted for a bit and danced awhile longer as well. I met some of their friends who go to the university here full-time and it was cool to meet more Brits. One of my flatmate's friends was really impressed with the fact that I was American and called me "peng" which I didn't know the definition of at the time so I just smiled and nodded. Apparently it's a compliment (according to Urban Dictionary), but it's still funny when people use British slang and I don't understand what they're saying exactly; I feel a bit like an alien or something who isn't in-the-know. Once I'm more savvy, I'm sure I'll soon be using British slang back in the US. Speaking of slang, I used the word "dude" or "man" at one point and they all seemed to love that as well, which is pretty entertaining. Maybe one day I'll do a post with a ton of terminology/phrases I've picked up and their American English equivalent that I can reference later.
|Me and my flatmates at the union|
Eventually we all left and headed back to the flats and one of my flatmate's friends from Bath said that's a town I should check out while I'm in England apparently. I've heard of it before, but don't know where I really want to go outside of London in England. I think it would be fun to do a weekend trip to Brighton which is more a seaside town with a pier and cute shops and things like that. For now, London will be my main stomping grounds until I head to Edinburgh, Scotland later this month to visit my lovely best friend Julie, who will be there within a few days! Until next time - thanks for reading.