A Life in Boxes and Suitcases

I can’t believe that less than nine months ago, I arrived in the UK and London for the first time, in awe of the city’s night lights and the famous landmarks that I’d seen countless of times in the movies and in television shows. Coming out of Heathrow after a dreadfully long immigration queue with two huge bags of […]

Taking time out in the Cotswolds

It’s hard to think of the year of study as anything but study. Study can appear to take over everything, with thoughts about the course materials and what you are learning creeping into every waking moment and, dare I say, the occasional dream. Depending I guess on so many factors, this “immersion” in the content of your studies can […]

April 4th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments|

A Pilgrimage to the City of the Beatles

Now that the second term has finished, I feel my time in London is running out. So, I thought I would look back and wrap up my half a year by writing a travelogue of Liverpool, the city of the Beatles (to me, a Beatles enthusiast!). This is also an update of my very first blog post, the London […]

April 1st, 2016|Travel|0 Comments|

Favorite Cities?

A few weeks ago, I trekked to Amsterdam with a few friends. As it was my first time in the city, I wanted to see as much as possible. We visited the Van Gogh Museum, had pancakes, and scoured the city for additional recommendations, not easily gleaned from stock travel guides.

One of these suggestions led us to an incredible […]

February 12th, 2016|London life, Travel|0 Comments|

A Review of Week 2

It’s the end of Week 2, and I feel good. The courses in which I’m enrolled are highly interesting and my extracurricular activities are proceeding well. I am looking forward to a wonderful Lent term!

I headed back to the United States for the four week winter break. It had been a couple of years since I was able to celebrate […]

February 2nd, 2016|Student life, Travel|0 Comments|

Tallinn University Winter School

This winter break, a group of LSE students who study Russian with the LSE Language Centre had the opportunity to visit Tallinn in Estonia, to attend the special Winter School at Tallinn University. Estonia was a very interesting place to visit from a Russian learners’ perspective as there are speakers of both Russian and Estonian – the former being the […]

February 1st, 2016|Student life, Travel|0 Comments|

From London to the Middle East: LSE Can Get You Places

It was forty five Celsius. I was standing, dripping with sweat, bright red in the face, staring at the greenish-brown pool in which Jesus was baptised. I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. The rollercoaster of my first year at LSE had catapulted me halfway round the world, planting my feet on the banks of the Jordan River. Soaked and […]

October 5th, 2015|Travel|0 Comments|

Things I Learned About America While Living Abroad

Yesterday, as my friend and I were waiting in the queue for an afternoon coffee, a man interrupted our conversation upon hearing my distinctive American accent to ask: “How do you feel about Donald Trump running for President?” This was not an unfamiliar interaction: when I lived in London from 2012-2013 as a General Course student, I was constantly asked […]

Free trip to Paris during MT

Did anyone hear about the bunch of LSE students who got a free trip to Paris during MT?
I was actually one of the students who #droppedeverything and went along!

The background story behind the free trip was that the company IDBus had opened a new bus route from London to Paris (and vice versa) and this was conducted as part of […]

January 29th, 2015|Travel|0 Comments|


In late November I was given the opportunity to participate in a promotional campaign for coach company IDbus. The company was offering a free trip Paris in a super secret competition, which was to be announced at The Three Tuns. Those who accepted the challenge to #dropeverything then had to race to their accommodation and back, to try and […]

January 27th, 2015|Travel|0 Comments|

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