Tuesday, April 5, 2011
This week we went on a week long trip to London with my program. I was excited to go to London to see all of the museums, famous sights and to experience the nightlife that the city had to offer.
I was also looking forward to being able to speak English and be able to communicate with the locals. I might as well have been in a country that spoke a different language because British english is nothing like American english. For the most part Londoners spoke extremely fast and the words they use were very uncommon to what I was used to. Nonetheless I was still able to communicate with people, it was just a little harder to understand them.
The city itself was beautiful. I swear it must have been at least three times larger than Berlin. The streets were lined with buildings that were visually pleasing as well. One of the first tours I did was Shakespeare's Globe Theater. While it was not the original, it was rebuilt to fit the image of the original.
Our program kept us busy with something almost everyday which was nice because it made us travel around to see the city. On two separate days we got to see beautiful Oxford as well as the Windsor Castle. On the first day we took a boat tour on the River Thames. At night we went out to pubs and clubs around the city. London definitely has a great nightlife, and there is always something going on. One night we saw a parkour/free-running tournament hosted by Red Bull.
I definitely am excited to get back to Berlin though, the city I still call home.. For my next post I will be in Amsterdam, I hope you're looking forward to it!