Friday, August 23, 2019
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To say viewing the world’s largest ball of human hair with my own eyes was the highlight of my summer would be a dire understatement. The most hair I had ever seen at once I found in clogged shower drains or the backseat of my car after taking my corgi to the vet. Gazing in awe at a ball of …

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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Hello Huskies! Sadly, today is my last day in England and this is my last blog post. After an early breakfast, the last of the group headed to the airport. We split up after the bus dropped us off, and I was not prepared for the sadness that I would feel leaving these people. Although I’ve o…

Monday, August 12, 2019
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Hey Huskies! Today is my last full day in England and I decided to head to London for the day. As I mentioned before, I am a huge Rolling Stones fan, so of course we had to eat at the Rolling Stones restaurant, Sticky Fingers, named after one of their albums. It was a diner covered in memora…

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Sunday, July 28, 2019
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Good morning NIU! Today I went to another play! This time, it was not a book that I have ever read, but I decided to go with some friends to see Pictures of Dorian Gray. This play was inside a bookstore, something I have never experienced before. When I first walked in, I was overwhelmed by …

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Au revoir France! For my last day in Paris, I went to the Louvre! I absolutely ‘louvred’ it! The museum was almost incomprehensibly large. I spent five hours inside and I think I only saw 20% of what’s inside. I wasn’t even able to take my time with each piece, I had to rush through it all. …

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Hey Huskies! Today was quite an adventure! I went to bed, bath and beyond! And no, I don’t mean the store. This morning we went on another group field trip. Our first stop of the day was Stonehenge and on the three hour ride, I enjoyed a nice nap. When we arrived at Stonehenge, we walked abo…

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Good morning everyone! Today was a fairly relaxing day. I did some much needed laundry and enjoyed the nice weather by taking a stroll around town before dinner. For tonight’s meal, the staff did a cookout. We usually eat in a fancy dining hall that looks like it came straight out of Harry P…

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019

Hello! Today was another early morning, or late night depending on what kind of person you are. We got up at 3 a.m. to head to the Dublin airport for our flight back to England. Most of the day was spent in limbo traveling. But as I was scrolling through my photos trying to decide what to po…

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Good morning Huskies! It’s day two in Ireland, and boy is it jam-packed! This morning we woke up early to visit Trinity College in Dublin. Along with being a beautiful and historic campus, it is home to two tourist attractions as well, the Book of Kells and the Long Room. The Book of Kells i…

Hello NIU! Today has been a very chill day – with activities, with the weather and with the dessert. I went to class in the morning like the good student I am and afterward sadly had to confine myself to my dorm room for a couple hours to finish a paper. Luckily it was the perfect day for th…

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Hello Huskie nation! Today was the most fun for me so far! I had class in the morning and did some homework in the afternoon – boring, I know – but I saw a play at 7:30. One of my favorite books in the world is Emily Borontë’s “Wuthering Heights.” (See, I told you I was a nerdy English major…

Friday, July 12, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Hello! As promised, today has been (very literally) a trip down the rabbit hole! Lewis Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland in 1865. Alice was actually based off a girl from Oxford. Every year, the town celebrates his books and their legacies with Alice’s Day. All kinds of celebrations take pla…

Hello Huskie nation! I’m sorry for the delay in getting back, but I was sick yesterday and fell asleep before I could write to you all. So I guess now I can talk about two days! Spending the Fourth of July here in England was so weird! For the first time in the nineteen years of my life, the…

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