Umbra students are constantly on the move. Visiting cities and sites all over Italy and adventuring through Europe as well. With Spring Break just around the corner, students have already began to get their feet wet by traveling to some popular destinations. Below is an excerpt from Umbra students Erin Costello and Chris Smith about their time spent in London:
If you have at all thought about going to London, we highly recommend it.
We know this is something that’s always said, but there are so many interesting sights in London and there’s something for everyone to do. We saw Big Ben, Parliament, The London Eye, Platform 9 3/4 (oh yes), the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, the Rosetta stone at the British Museum, the Tower Bridge, Kensington Gardens, Notting Hill, and other things that would make this sentence even harder to get through. Oh, we should mention that all of this was for free.
We also ran into a parade complete with children on stilts and double-decker buses filled with elderly ladies from the Red Hat Society. In Notting Hill we came across the most delicious hot chocolate we’ve ever had. One night we were even able to ride the swings in a carnival which we stumbled upon in Covent Garden.
London is a fantastic city to visit. It was amazing to get to see so many things that are so well known throughout the world.
Text and photos contributed by Erin Costello and Chris Smith of Northeastern University.