Category Archives: Olivia R.

Springtime in London

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With the weather warming up, London is full of new opportunities for the exploring tourist. One of my favorite things to do on a spring day is to visit one of the many famous parks scattered around the city. I am very fond of Regents Park as I live right outside of its gates and […]


British Icons

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Before coming to London, I was vaguely familiar with the pop culture sensations of The Beatles, James Bond and Sherlock Holmes, but I had no idea how important they were to British culture. People here take their heroes seriously, whether they are fictitious or not, and I was a little bit surprised. In almost all […]


Paris: Dessert Edition

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When thinking about Paris one thing always comes to mind for me, besides the Eiffel Tower, and that’s desserts. Delicious desserts of all kinds! Chocolaty, fruity, flakey, or frosted, you name it and the French make it better than anything you could have hoped for. Part of the Paris experience is enjoying the local cuisine, […]



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It’s a common stereotype that the French supposedly are rude to tourists, especially Americans, and after spending the weekend there I can say I didn’t get that impression at all. Even the people I interacted with that could speak no English at all were friendly with me and I was a little bit surprised after […]


Dover and Canterbury

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Last weekend, I took a day trip down to Dover and Canterbury to see some famous historical sites. The one that really caught my attention was Dover Castle. First off, it is huge! You could literally spend an entire day here and not see everything, which was a little upsetting because I only had two […]


Lessons from Ireland

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This past weekend was a new adventure for me as it was my first time traveling outside England. A few of my friends and I decided to spend the weekend in Ireland and it was a good learning experience. After a three-hour train ride and another three-hour ferry, we made it successfully to Dublin. This […]


London tourist attractions

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Before heading overseas, I made sure to do a lot of research on the famous sites and attractions that London had to offer. The few that really stood out to me, and I’m sure almost everyone knows these sites, are the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. After having a chance to visit all […]


London street markets

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When visiting London, there is one thing that you must do—street markets! London is home to many famous street markets and I have been lucky enough to visit a few. Portobello Market in Notting Hill is probably the best know, and for good reason, because it has everything you could want! Clothes, music, souvenirs, food, […]


History’s importance

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After spending a few weeks in London, England, now, I can honestly say I’ve learned more about history here than I could ever hope to learn at home. You can’t walk anywhere in London without stepping on some historic site and they make sure you know it! Memorials, museums, even little signs all over the […]