The Arc de Triomphe was built to honor the great military victories won by Napoleon Bonaparte. It was completed after his death and now sits in the middle of a very busy roundabout in Paris. If you take the Metro, you can access the Arc from an underground tunnel that takes you to the entrance. […]
Our first night in Paris, our tour guide dropped the ball big time and didn’t make our group of 40 dinner plans. We wound up at a pizzeria right behind our hotel. The food was surprisingly good and soothed our hanger. From there, a group of us headed back into Paris to visit the Arc […]
After our day in Oxford, we arrived back in London at dinner time. I mentioned before that we wanted to make the most of our time, so we headed back out. My sorority grand-little lives in London, and I made plans to meet her for drinks after she finished work. We had a bit of time […]
See photos from our time at the University of Oxford here. The town of Oxford and the university are entwined. You can walk back and forth from town to campus without really realizing it. I loved seeing the awkwardly placed lamppost, faun-shaped doorframe, and lion door that are said to have inspired C.S. Lewis and […]
The whole point of our trip was to learn more about European higher education in order to compare and contrast it with our American options. Our English institution was the University of Oxford, the oldest English university. I was extremely excited to visit this campus and honestly could have spent our whole trip there. We […]
Currently, I am… Cooking everything. I haven’t cooked dinner regularly since 2013 (Mac was deployed in 2014. I was in grad school and Mac was constantly gone in 2015 and 2016), so I’m getting back in the habit of meal planning and prepping. Baking all sorts of stuff. I’m dusting the cobwebs off my many […]
Because you only get so much free time when you go on a coordinated trip like ours, you wind up making every little bit count. This includes late night forays to explore and photograph the sites. We popped on the tube after a dinner with some students at King’s College for our program and headed over […]
Part 1 here! These are the remaining photos from our trip to Windsor Castle.
We visited Windsor Castle. I took tons of photos and decided to split them in two posts to not overload. The Queen was home (you can see the royal standard), and photos are also not allowed in the castle. Here’s the first batch.
St. Paul’s was the first stop in our long day of London sightseeing. I originally planned to attend services here as this was a Sunday morning, but this was the only time on the trip I managed to get more than 6 hours of sleep. #whoops. Photos aren’t allowed in the cathedral itself, but you […]