Coping post-Oxford in Rhode Island

After two days, I think I have come to terms after leaving Oxford… Okay, that may or may not be a white lie, but I am getting there. Spending time in Rhode Island, especially Newport, makes it an easier transition back to reality. I stopped through Newport yesterday to go to the Apothecary Newport, then […]

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Oxford, Day 30: Leaving Wonderland and Returning to the States

The day has finally come–I am sitting blogging on my laptop, in my bedroom, back in the States. No high teas. No last minute run to Sainsbury’s for Digestives. No more Pimms. Thankfully, living in New England–most especially Rhode Island–there will always be fish and chips. Not all is lost! After walking to city centre […]

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Oxford, Day 29: The Last Supper at Dew Drop Inn

I am still in denial that I am leaving Oxford tomorrow morning… This may or may not be potentially problematic.  It was a quiet day–I made one last trip downtown to make sure I got souvenirs for everyone back home. Then, came back to the dorm, tried packing, but ended up writing a blog post […]

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Restaurants, Shops, and More: The Best of Oxford List

In an effort to procrastinate from packing, I would much rather reflect on my favorite places and such in Oxford. It is going to be a bit of a random list, but I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed doing these things: Best Sandwich: Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella panini at […]

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Oxford, Day 28: Castle Howard and York

Going to York was a great way to wrap up the England trip–we visited Castle Howard and York Cathedral then had lunch in the city. Even if we were in the car for a grand total of eight hours, the extravagant elegance of both places was well worth witnessing first hand.  Before getting to Castle […]

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Oxford, Day 27: Mad Hatter Tea and More Nonsense

My roommate and I  walked nearly all day from the dorm, to lunch at our favorite sandwich shop, Le Parisien, then to city centre. We stayed downtown for most of the day window shopping and picking up last-minute souvenirs for family. We went to shops on Broad Street, High Street, and Primark before having afternoon tea at Cafe Loco […]

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Oxford, Day 26: Last Day of Classes

This trip has flown by so fast–today was the last day of classes. I had coffee with one friend who was going to Ireland for the weekend before class and indulged in a Starbucks on High Street.  In Shakespeare, we watched a movie interpretation of Twelfth Night (1996) which featured a star-studded cast: Helena Bonham […]

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