I just couldn’t come to England and not visit the Beatles’ city. I mean, that would be crazy, right? I may not be the Beatles’ biggest fan, but I would have felt like I was missing on an important part of England if I hadn’t been to Liverpool. (It’s as if saying that you visited all of England except for London – that’s just silly!)
We almost didn’t make it to Liverpool because we were hesitating between that and York, but I’m so glad we decided against it! (Though I do hope that I’ll get to visit York too!) Liverpool ended up being one of my favorite cities we’ve been to so far. Sadly, we didn’t get to spend that much time there (we were only there for a couple of hours), but we were still able to see everything we wanted to see.
So, how do you spend a day in Liverpool?
When I came to England, I expected every corner of every street to feel like I was straight out of a Harry Potter movie. I mean, what else is there to see in England? (answer: a LOT.) But I soon realized that England is not simply Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, and Jane Austen (though they are very important). England goes way back. As far back as the Roman Empire! And Bath is the perfect example of what England must have looked like back in the Roman days. Here’s my full travel guide to Bath and how you can spend a weekend exploring this beautiful city!
When I moved abroad to England, I knew my weekends would mostly consist of traveling. I mean, one of the reasons why I decided to go abroad for a semester was because I wanted to explore the world, and particularly Europe. Having never traveled in the past (except to the States a couple of times), I was always eager to see what the world had to offer. I wanted to see what all the hype was about. And well, let me tell you that so far, I have not been disappointed. Not only have I been out every weekend since I’ve been here, but I also have travel plans made for the months ahead! I couldn’t be more excited.
For our first weekend on ourselves in England, my friend and I were looking for a destination that was not too far away, but that we would both enjoy. We were already planning on going to Cambridge for a day (more on that soon), so we decided to get all “university” cities out of the way and threw in Oxford for a weekend (that ended up being the wrong time to do it, scroll to the bottom of the post to see why!).
I ended up loving this city so much! I think a weekend is plenty of time to get a “feel” of the city and see all of its highlights. So here’s how to spend a weekend in Oxford.
As you probably know (I’ve talked about it a lot on this blog and on all my social media channels), I’m currently abroad for a semester in England. I can hardly believe that I’ve been here for a week already! I feel like the week has flown by.
I know studying abroad can be a scary experience, especially the first week. Studying abroad can be scary. You’re thrown into a brand new environment where you know no one. You will be disoriented. Literally and figuratively. As someone who has literally just experienced this, I thought I would give you a few tips on how to survive your first week as an international student and how to make the best out of it! View Post
I can’t believe that in less than a week (5 days to be exact!), I’ll be leaving for my semester abroad in England (!!!!!). Yes, I am completely freaking out. I’ve been knee-deep in last minute preparation lately, so I thought I would share with you the last steps that I’ve taken to prepare my four months abroad before I leave.
Make sure you read my last study abroad preparation update to see the other things that I did to prepare my semester! I’m picking off right where I left things off in my last post. View Post