London Study Abroad Journal: Day 1

August 28, 2013: I have safely landed in London after a direct flight from SeaTac. 9 hours that flight was and of course, I fell asleep right before they served breakfast. So currently feeling a tad famished lol okay that’s an exaggeration, but I am now in my taxi from the airport to our check-in location. Ahhhhh I can’t believe I am actually in London!

Later That Day Upon Arrival: The feeling when I first arrived in London was surreal. My roommate, Caro, had asked me what my fears and worries were for the trip, and honestly, I didn’t have any. Everything just felt right and in place. There is something about London that I just cannot explain. It has a comfort that is unlike anything I have ever experienced! It’s a different feeling than being in the states, however, it still seems extremely natural! I may also be biased with the accents around me, which for anyone who has heard me come across a British accent while in the states, my face involuntarily lights up every time I hear it. I do however worry that the Brits will think that I am mocking them when I do start speaking to them and I attempt to talk with an accent. It really is unintentional, it just happens! Hopefully, I’ll just pick up an authentic one soon lol

Once settled in: I wandered with a few girls to a grocery store and grabbed a few things. I then took care of some PLL stuff… OMG DON’T EVEN GET MR STARTED ABOUT EZRA! After that, I grabbed dinner with a few mates at Bocca, a delicious Italian restaurant near school! I ended up hitting the hay early… Which would be no surprise to my friends back home! Lol, I promise I’ll get out… Once this jet-lag passes!

August 29, 2013:Two days in a row?! No way! Haha – Okay so today was my first full day in London! WOOOO I can’t believe I am actually here. The day started and was basically filled with orientation after orientation and then concluded with a concert, best part of the concert – James Bond Medley! However it reminded me of the Beethoven concert that Sarah and I went to last fall in Bonn, to which with both struggled to keep our eyes open even though it was amazing… OOPS!

From there, me and a few girls headed back to the flat and decided that since it was our first REAL night in London we should go out… Said Sam NEVER… But hey London is all new and everyone who I talked to about London mentioned the Funky Buddha, so we figured we give it a shot… Well you will never guess who showed up at the club tonight! Ehhh, I’ll keep you guessing 😉 The venue was smaller than we expected but they played AMAZING MUSIC!! We are definitely going to make a few more visits!

Oh I almost forgot, I got a phone plan for 15 pound, 3000 text, 300 minutes, and unlimited data! Sam is in Heaven and I can iMessage, Google, and Facetime ANYTIME! Including 3am with Courtney while I lose my voice from being in a club and having to yell all night to be heard and ending it with me having a British Accent. That’s right I didn’t even last 48 hours before I caught a British Accent for a few hours! London, we are just meant to be! So all in all 2nd Day was very successful and fun!

All in all, I think I am still in shock! London so glad we can continue our relationship longer & hopefully for at least 2 more years after I graduate cause you are amazing and I am obsessed with you!

Hiya. My name is Sam. A passionate gal from the Pacific Northwest with a love for travel, wellness and sustainability. All about self love & learning to be simply YOU!

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