The Latest from England

Feb 6 5:33pm
London

Rest and Be Thankful

by Vienna

When I was a toddler, my most common sentence was "What I can do?" Although I have improved my grammar, I remain a person who likes to be on the move. Here in London, there are hundreds of answers to "What I can do?" at every moment of the day, no exaggeration. Most of the time, that's the greatest feeling. I could go to a free poetry night at a cafe near Trafalgar Square, or I could wander through one of London's many free museums or parks.

Jan 28 3:48pm
London

The Flora and Fauna of London

by Vienna

I am settling into the fast pace of this city and finding pockets of calm amidst the hustle and bustle. Going to parks has provided some much-needed moments of grounding.

Jan 28 1:44pm
London

Eyes Wide Open

by Lexi

One of my favorite quotes was written by John Lennon: "Living is easy with eyes closed misunderstanding all you see." Why live a life that feels like a chore? Why spend every day coasting by not interacting with the world around you?

Jan 28 12:49pm
London

Brussels is a Movie, Bruges is a Story

by Lexi

Just a two hour Eurostar train ride away from London, Belgium was a quick and easy getaway after a full week of classes and my first glimpse of Europe as I had seen in the movies growing up. It's crazy how a country so close the U.K. could have such different culture, architecture, and language but still have the ability to captivate me just as easily with its cobblestone streets and picturesque landscape as any castle or back-alley street in London. 

Jan 10 4:35pm
London

Magical Moments

by Lexi

When I was little, my mom would play the song 'I Will' by The Beatles as I danced around the kitchen trying to sing the words. 

"This is your song Lex," she would say, "I played this for you when you were in my belly hoping you would hear it, because I knew I loved you before I even met you."