My last day in London was December 18th, 2011 – a year ago today! Of course, we (Dan and I) didn’t do much of anything that day except get up at 4:02 am and take a cab to the airport, but my last few days in London were really great.
At that point in the semester, it really wasn’t worth it to go to class. (I know that sounds horrible.) All of my “finals” were exams that I uploaded online, so I could do them anywhere, and so didn’t really have a reason to go to class. So, Dan and I just walked around Kingston and London, enjoying the beautiful – albeit, cold – weather.
This town truly felt like home to me by the end of my stay. While nothing can beat actual home (my friends heard a lot about me wanting to go home at that point, but can you blame me? I missed my family and American friends AND I had a new puppy waiting for me 😉 ), Kingston really was great.
Here are some pictures that I took while showing Dan around Kingston. It had just frosted both of the mornings we went out, so the air was crisp and clean.
Little scenes like this are so “England” to me. We just don’t have streets like this in America!
On one evening, the Study Abroad staff threw all of us international students a goodbye party at Wetherspoons – a pub also known as The King’s Tun. It was a lot of fun, but very bittersweet saying goodbye to everyone!
Here’s me and my good friend Allea:
And us (Americans) with the Kingston Study Abroad staff. They were all such great, kind people. 🙂
On my very last night, we met up with some amazing people (Allea, Nancy, and Kim) for one last dinner at the Druid’s Head. It’s hard to believe I haven’t seen these girls in a year – it seems like we were just introducing ourselves and wandering around Kingston together!
I have to say, I miss this town more and more each day. Looking through all of my pictures and doing these blog recaps has really brought back good memories!
Until next time, Kingston! 🙂
I will always love everything about this city (well, except the cigarette smoke 😉 ). It was so much fun walking around with Dan, who had never been there before. I felt like I was an insider at that point!
The Tower Bridge:
This is one of my favorite pictures:
The Tower of London:
Studying abroad was the greatest decision I have ever made. I met so many incredible people, did such amazing things (including navigating a foreign airport by myself!), saw places, monuments, lands, and cities that are beyond words, and discovered so much about myself. I hope you’ve enjoyed reliving the experience with me! 🙂
If you missed anything, here is a page with links to the different posts I did. If you have any questions about anything that I did, please feel free to ask!
Have a great day! (One week ’til Christmas!)