|After first being seated, I was served warm mixed nuts and ginger ale|
|Toiletries bag! Very handy actually and Korres stuff was nice too|
|Appetizer. I didn't eat the first plate as I don't eat meat. The bread & bisque was nice!|
|Spinach and walnut salad w/ balsamic vinaigrette. LOVED this course!|
|Main course of fettucine with broccolini and hazelnuts|
|Dessert was a cup of black coffee and ice cream with chocolate sauce & nuts.|
|In the middle of the ocean approaching the UK!|
|I wasn't very hungry at breakfast and had a bit of granola w/ yogurt and pineapple.|
Once I landed at the airport, we had to get to the correct terminal to meet up with representatives from the university and boarded a coach to campus. The ride was almost two hours due to traffic and everything but it was fun to scope out bits of central London. Saw many-a-Starbucks and double decker buses, in addition to random shops or restaurants named after American cities or that were "American-style," which was a bit funny but interesting to see. After I got moved into my flat, I met up with my friend's boyfriend who is also studying here with us as we waited for her to arrive on campus. He and I tried to find the coffeehouse that had free Wifi that the students on campus recommended. After bumbling around for a bit we found it and I was able to FINALLY message my friends and family and go on Twitter briefly. Unfortunately my Internet won't be set up until next week so I have to bum Wifi where I can or use someone else's login. Anyway, after getting my Internet fix, we stopped by a small marketplace that sells convenience items and even produce and frozen food. I picked up a Mars bar just for fun and took a few pictures of some interesting brands that were different from the American ones I'm used to back home in The States.
|Generic brand of "American-Style" sodas|
|Looks like they might've been "inspired" by Lays potato chips, eh?|
|We don't have Mansize Kleenex in the USA to my knowledge! LOL|
That's pretty much my trip so far - everything has been going very well so far! I only initially felt confused when I first got to campus and had to lug my luggage to my flat and figure out where my packages would be delivered, but aside from that I love London so far! Hope you're all well and thank you for reading my post here. I want to update this blog frequently so it will serve as a reminder of my time here once I move back home in June.