Touchdown in London Town

Mary Zarba
April 4, 2020

I can envision myself living in London for several years of my life. Although I'm slightly embarrassed to admit it, I believe that I am especially fond of the UK because the people there speak English. However, they speak "proper" English which is very different from American English. I absolutely adore the people in London for their friendliness and unique accents. The locals I met during my trip loved listening to my friends and I attempt to speak with an English accent. They thought it was hysterical. 

Our two days in London consisted of fun tourist activities. This included visits to the London Eye, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace. We ate fish and chips and took pictures in the old-school, red telephone booths. A not so cliche activity we did was a Jack the Ripper tour. Jack the Ripper was an infamous East London murderer in the late 1800s. On the tour, we learned about the history of the city while indulging in an eerie murder mystery. Our second night in London was spent enjoying the awesome bar/club scene downtown. 

I have some unfinished business in London so I will definitely visit again in the future. One thing I didn't get around to doing this trip is eating dinner at an Indian restaurant called Dishoom. It is apparently to die for. Because there's a large Indian population in London, there's also awesome Indian food! I would also love to take a ride on the London Eye and see Big Ben when its construction is finished. London is full of so many unique neighborhoods to explore. The opportunities there seem endless!

Mary Zarba

<p>Hey there! My name is Mary Zarba, I am a junior in college, and I am studying abroad in Barcelona with IES Abroad in the Spring of 2020. I study environmental science at a school connected with Syracuse University called SUNY-ESF. Being from Long Island originally, I absolutely love adventuring outdoors especially if I'm near the ocean. I never forget to bring my camera on these adventures. I have a passion for capturing the moment through a lens and transforming ordinary photos and video clips into creative masterpieces.</p>

Destination:
Term:
2020 Spring
Home university:
SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry
Hometown:
Island Park, NY
Major:
Environmental Studies
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