Clara in Copenhagen

Clara is a junior journalism major in the Meadows School of the Arts, and the recipient of the Rotunda Award and Outstanding Scholar Award. During spring 2013, she is participating in SMU-in-Copenhagen and is looking forward to exploring Europe.

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London Town

London Town

London Town

On my second week off for travel, I was lucky enough to go to London and Edinburgh with my two friends Amber and Rose! I was very excited for this trip because these are both places I have been looking  forward to visiting for a long time, and have always had a special place in my heart for.  Yes, the countless Jane Austen movies, British TV shows, tea outings, Harry Potter (and other) books, scottish tablet, will-and-kate tabloids and other cultural phenomena have all made England and Scotland very high up on my travel to-do list.   After having traveled to Ireland,  already I felt lucky to top off my trip of the U.K. with these last two very important cities.

Here is one of my favorite songs that was running through my head the whole time we were in London: ”London Town” by Simon Lynge.

The first half of the week was spend in London. On the first day we went to Westfield mall to meet Rose’s friend and took it slow in order to get ready for the next two busy days.

We had tea - in Bath!

We had tea – in Bath!

On Day 2 we took a long bus tour to Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge and the City of Bath (including the Roman Baths). It was a long day, but by the end of it I had seen more landmarks than I could count!

Day 3 involved a long and wonderful day walking around London, beginning at Buckingham Palace and ending with a tour of the West End and Soho. We took a “Beatles Tour,” which brought us to many of the musical corners of the city, including Mozart’s apartment! Again, we hit so many landmarks in one short day that I think I am still trying to take it all in, but it was so worth it I’m glad we did. We ended our long day by treating ourselves to fish and chips at a great restaurant by Victoria Station. Mmm mmm good!

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