I'm finally in London with the rest of my class, and my first impressions of London are that it is huge, and clearly not laid out in a grid. That makes it a little confusing to find your way around, but I'm starting to get the hang of it.
The Tube is a lot easier to manage than I anticipated, and I was really surprised by how quickly you can get from one end of the city to the other. And I was not expecting to see people pay 30 pence to use the loo in the train station!
I got my picture taken at Platform 9 3/4 in King's Cross Station, and talked to someone who played a Death Eater in The Deathly Hallows Pt. 1!
One of the coolest things so far was the street performers in Covent Garden. One of my classmates, Jacki Krumnow, was pulled into a magic act. Luckily, I had my video camera out! The video is a bit long, but this guy is a laugh riot, and it's totally worth watching. I promise you won't be disappointed!
Also in Covent Garden, we stumbled upon Jamie Oliver's restaurant, where I got rabbit pasta, which was delicious.
I can't wait for my next adventure in London!
In May of 2013, I had the opportunity to participate in a research trip to London. I conducted research comparing how nonprofits use social media for public relations in the U.K. versus in the U.S. The entries in the blog contain my findings.