Goodbye London

What a semester. 

Currently in my blog's drafts folder, I have posts about my freezing Prague trip, the underwhelming Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery, my surprise birthday party, and London in general, but sadly I don't think they will ever be published.  While I really wanted to share my experience overseas with everyone, I ultimately decided that it was probably more important for me to go out and live every moment to the fullest, rather than sit at my computer and write about it.

This semester flew by. I landed in London back in September and this has honestly been the fastest 3 and a half months of my life. I drove the Ring of Kerry in Ireland, ate macaroons under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, stood in the Sistine Chapel in

Rome, tasted real spaghetti arrabbiata in Florence, was almost stabbed at a Jamaican club in Notting Hill, got a pint at Parliament, thwarted a pickpocketer in Leister Square, danced until 6:00 am in Barcelona, pretended to be a student at Oxford, and learned the true meaning of cold in Prague. After all of this, it is unbelievable that tomorrow morning I will be on a plane to California. Where did time go?

My friends have truly made my study abroad experience. They were my travel companions, my study buddies, and my partners in crime. I consider myself so fortunate to have been surrounded by such amazing, fun, kind-hearted people.

So goodbye London, it's been fun. Thanks for the memories, and I hope we meet again. Cheers!