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Tag: England

Mental Inadequacy Highlighted in Oxford

I try to not be a complete idiot. I made it through college – a pure miracle considering the special scored I received on some of my Chinese language exams – and walked across the stage at Radio City Music Hall to receive my diploma from NYU in May. However, as I walked through the… Read More ›

A “Will and Kate” Day in London

My journey through London began at the Astor Hyde Park Hostel.  Located on Queen’s Gate (and really, this should be called “It’s Gonna Be Kate’s Gate”) across the street from one of the main entrances to Hyde Park, this hostel was a perfect location and great starting point for our journey through royal history. During… Read More ›

A light stroll in Keswick

My mother announced that I was nuts, off my rocker, bonkers, totally insane, when I decided to spend a week in England in January.  “It will be cold and miserable.  You will be soaked through the second you step outside.  It will rain non-stop.” Needless to say, I was naturally thrilled as a result, when… Read More ›

Thanks Lichfield, for Jack and Rose

At the end of the semester, I was discussing with several of the Chinese students how they chose their English names.  A student turned to me, and said, “I chose my name because I love the movie Titanic.  I hoped that by choosing my name, it would help me find my Rose.”  He shyly turned… Read More ›

Pip pip – a trip to Thames Town!

Think this is a picture from England?  Think again. This past Friday on a jaunt out of town to go and check off one more item on the bucket list, we ended up venturing out to Thames Town.  This fake village, which has ended up being somewhat of a flop since it is super far… Read More ›