In early November, I went up to the northern part of Great Britain to visit my friend Tom at Lancaster University, where we also visited Glasgow and Manchester. I was a very rainy weekend, but it was great to spend time with Tom. I wrote more about it in my Great Britain exploring post here.
In late November, I met up with my dad’s parents in Prague. I took my friend from Arizona State, Emily, and we had a blast exploring the city on our own and hanging out with my grandparents. Highlights included the Lennon Wall, Prague Castle, Old Town and the opera (Carmen). I wrote more about my time there here.
November and December had no shortage of trips to London. During one trip, I saw the musicals The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots with my roommates Ben and James. Ben and our friend Ryan returned to London for a march against climate change with about 50,000 others. It was really cool be a part of a cause I care about surrounded by others who feel the same way. For my final trip to London of the semester, I visited my high school friend Emily (not the same Emily I went to Prague and beyond with) at the university she was studying abroad at: Westminster. I took time to do some tourist-y things in London such as the Tower Bridge, Covent Garden and Camden before going to a Marina and the Diamonds gig. It was a wonderful show and great way to end my first semester in the United Kingdom. You can read more about it in my Great Britain exploring post here.
My final trip before I went home was to Paris, France with my roommate Ben. It was a blast, I wish we had more time there! Highlights included the Arc de Triumph, D’Orsay Museum, The Lourve, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. You can read more about our time in Paris here.