Betws-y-Coed, Wales: Day 3

On Sunday after breakfast, everyone checked out of their rooms to make the journey back to Harlaxton with a few stops along the way. Our first stop into our drive was Swallow Falls in Snowdonia National Park. Visitors pay 2 pounds to see the marvel and let me say the view did not disappoint! Honestly, … Continue reading Betws-y-Coed, Wales: Day 3


Caernarfon Castle & Llechwedd Slate Caverns: Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, I boarded the bus to head to Caernarfon Castle. This castle was built by King Edward I in the late 13th century. In British Studies, I had learned about Edward I's reign and how he built several castles throughout Wales to exude his dominance over the country. I was looking … Continue reading Caernarfon Castle & Llechwedd Slate Caverns: Day 2

Llandudno, Wales: Day 1

On Friday morning, I boarded a bus at 8:30 am to head to Llandudno, Wales. I elected to do the Northern Wales trip with the school for a few different reasons: I thoroughly enjoyed my day trip to Lincoln, England. The courier for that day trip said, "If you love Lincoln, you will love the … Continue reading Llandudno, Wales: Day 1

Ireland: Day 3

My final full day in Ireland started off with hopping back onto the Paddywagon tour bus at 7:30 am to head to the famous Cliffs of Moher. On our way, we stopped at a castle to take photos and to stretch our legs. There were some tourist shops and a cafe at this rest stop, … Continue reading Ireland: Day 3

Dublin, Ireland: Day 2

On Friday, I had a free day in Dublin. My day began with eating a quick breakfast with my friend Maria at our hostel. Then, we left to explore the city. Our first stop was the famine memorial along the river. The statues were extremely eerie in the daylight. Remembering the Irish famine Next, Maria … Continue reading Dublin, Ireland: Day 2

Northern Ireland: Day 1

After my first British Studies exam of the semester wrapped up last Wednesday, I hopped onto a bus with some of my peers to go to Birmingham, England. From there, we flew to Dublin, Ireland, for the first of two long weekends of the semester. Upon arriving at our hostel, myself and my roommates went … Continue reading Northern Ireland: Day 1

Geneva, Switzerland: Day 3

On Saturday, Estelle and I started off my final day with eating breakfast with her whole family. The meal was filled with a mixture of French and English conversation along with laughter. After breakfast, we took the bus into Geneva to sight-see. We started off at the famous Lake Geneva where I could see the … Continue reading Geneva, Switzerland: Day 3

Geneva, Switzerland: Day 2

On Friday, Estelle and I woke up around 10:00 am to get ready to ski at Monts Jura in France. All week, Estelle had been checking the weather to determine which day would be the best to ski. Prior to me arriving, she decided that Friday seemed to be the best option with clear skies. … Continue reading Geneva, Switzerland: Day 2

Geneva, Switzerland: Day 1

Hi, everyone! I am back with a recap of day one in Switzerland! I apologize for the delay. Tuesday involved finishing up homework and studying for my first British Studies exam and Wednesday involved writing the said exam and traveling to Ireland where I am currently typing this blog post. So, Switzerland. First, some back … Continue reading Geneva, Switzerland: Day 1

Travel Day: Grantham, England to London, England

Happy Monday friends! Today I am recapping my travel day to the airport and what I did and saw while in London for a brief few hours. Last Wednesday after British Studies concluded for the day, I caught the 1:10 pm shuttle into town to the train station. I overestimated how long the shuttle would … Continue reading Travel Day: Grantham, England to London, England