Oxford, Day 25: Punting and a Picnic

We finally got to go punting! We went to the boathouse down the road of the university academic building and split the group into four boats. As enjoyable punting along the river was, it was a little nerve wracking keeping the boat straight against the current. How Punting WorksThe act of punting involves directing a […]

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Oxford, Day 24: Christ Church Meadow

The professor of the Shakespeare course took the class on a walking tour of Shakespeare’s influences and give further context to the plays by visiting sites downtown. We went to the Ashmolean Museum to look at Gothic and Renaissance art then visited other buildings downtown to observe their architecture. St. Michael’s chapel, right by the […]

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Oxford, Day 23: Chasing Buses and Botanic Gardens

Before going to Literature of Oxford, I ate a prepared Singapore Noodle dish from Mark’s and Spencer’s. I had to rush out the door shortly after and caught the bus after I sprinted from Logan House to the stop, knocking on the bus door to let me on. On the way to the University of Oxford […]

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Oxford, Day 22: Studying, Starbucks, "Bangers and Mash"

It was a beautiful afternoon in Oxford–too bad I had to work on my essays instead… After eating lunch and tea in the dorm, I camped out at Starbucks on High Street for a few hours and had a Frappucino and a cookie. I worked on my Shakespeare paper which discusses stoicism in Hamlet and […]

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Oxford, Day 21: A Most Fashionable Day in London

London… Wow. I did not have a typical tourist visit to London. I did not sit through the three hour guided bus tour or do the London Eye. This is what I did end up doing– Visit the Christian Louboutin 20th anniversary exhibit at the Design Museum Window shop at Harrods Celebrate the day by […]

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Oxford, Day 20: Old Parsonage Hotel

Since getting WiFi and hot water back in the dorm, I stayed in for most of the day. For lunch, I cooked the rest of the vegetarian sausages with tomato sauce and boiled some tortellini. I had the sauce and sausage simmering on the stove for a few hours, so by the time it was […]

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Oxford, Day 19: Grand Cafe

The other day I was blogging from another dorm that has WiFi– but really, there is internet back at my dorm! It feels as good as Christmas morning. My roommate and I did visit the Grand Cafe on High Street–it was absolutely gorgeous. High Street is arguably the most fashionable street in Oxford’s city center. It is […]

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