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Haley

Haley

Haley is studying music, geography and biology at MU. She spent the spring 2014 semester at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.

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Daytrippers

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on February 28, 2014
Daytrippers

Daytrips are magical things. They enable you to experience all the wonders of traveling to a new place while also experiencing the wonders of sleeping in your own bed after it’s all over. They allow you to test the waters of traveling with new people without a long-term (and by long-term I mean overnight) commitment that may […]

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Stonehenge and more

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on February 25, 2014
Stonehenge and more

This past weekend, I visited a British friend who lives down south and we traveled to Stonehenge, Bath and Bristol. My favorite part of the weekend was having the opportunity to experience “real” British life: that is, to stay in real British houses and be shown around by natives rather than flounder in and out […]

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How to “orientate” to British English

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on February 12, 2014
How to “orientate” to British English

I don’t have any big events to blog about from this week, so I’d like to instead write about words. Well, just one word. A British English word, specifically. I give you: “orientate” The first time I heard the word “orientate” was before I even got off the bus from the airport. Our student tour guide […]

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Hiking in the Lake District

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on February 3, 2014
Hiking in the Lake District

This weekend I went for my first hike in the Lake District with the university’s hiking club. About 15 students piled into a minibus and drove for an hour up to the north end of the national park. We had two options for walks to do based on personal preference and split into groups accordingly. Mine […]

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A run through the English countryside

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on January 27, 2014
A run through the English countryside

My favorite way to explore a new place is on foot. It’s free and allows you to reach places that are inaccessible if, like me, you don’t have a car. I’m also an avid runner, so this has been one of the main ways I’ve acquainted myself with the area surrounding Lancaster. On my first […]

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“Adult cereal” (translation: porridge)

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on January 21, 2014

My lessons from “National Lampoon’s European Vacation” (see previous blog post) have not lead me astray, but here is a random sampling from the many things I’ve learned sans-movie during my first two weeks in Lancaster: The grocery store’s cereal aisle is organized by age demographic. This makes it easy to find the cereal most appropriate […]

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“National Lampoon’s European Vacation”: A pre-departure reflection

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on January 6, 2014

In anticipation of my impending departure for Lancaster, England, my mom and I decided to watch “National Lampoon’s European Vacation.” Neither of us had seen the movie before, but we imagined our screening would be a comical celebration of the traveling I will be doing over the next six months while I am abroad. For […]

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