It all began in a graveyard.
(Which is a pretty good opening line, you have to admit.)
The Dining Hall
The dining hall system here was very confusing at first, but I think I’ve got the hang of it. At my home university, I can swipe my card and eat basically whatever I want. Here it’s more like flexbucks. You have a set amount of money to spend for a week, and everything in the dining halls has a price. This wasn’t explained to me, so I was quite perplexed the first two times I tried it.
So far I haven’t been suffering too much in the food department. At various meals I’ve had some sort of meat+roll thing, a 3-cheese pasta (that was in desperate need of Parmesan…Continue Reading
So! Last Friday. First: Everyone, meet Mary. She is another study abroad student from Atlanta, GA. She does not have a strong southern accent. I believe she is studying the classics here (which is Roman and Greek stuff). She is a Doctor Who fan and, like myself, loves Eleven, so we make a good team.
Mary and I caught a train down to Paddington, then set off to find The Doctor Who Experience. We were both very giggly and excited, unsure what to expect but certain it would be brilliant. And it was, my friends. It was.
I’m heading to Wales this week with my friend, Anna, and some locals from the university. It is going to be epic! Conveniently, I have also been reading a ton of Welsh fairytales and mythology in the past several weeks as part of my research for Blessings. So in case you ever find yourself in Wales and don’t fancy getting turned to ash or worse, here’s five things to keep in mind if you want to get there and back again!