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Summer 2019, Carleton College

Recent Travels

Where we’ve been, where we’re going, and what we’ve learned

French + USA = Friends For Life

French + USA = Friends For Life

Bonjour and Hello! My name is Maya and I'm a rising Junior at Carleton. The past week in France has been absolutely spectacular. I had a friend who once told me to be wary, "the French absolutely hate Americans." However, the time I've had in France with the people,...

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Normandy

Normandy

I am writing this post from a ferry crossing the channel, from Normandy to Portsmouth, England. Looking back, the few days we spent here have been the highlight of the trip so far. We have been lucky enough to stay in a lovely hotel right in the center of the Bayeux,...

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To Portsmouth!

To Portsmouth!

Leaving London, we piled onto a bus, and headed to Portsmouth. Once in Portsmouth, we immediately set out for Southwick House, the headquarters for the main allied commanders in the months leading up to D-day. Originally housing the overnight pupils of the Royal Navy...

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The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain

We started our third full day in London with our lovely tour guide Ruth. While Monday and Tuesday kept us in London proper, Wednesday would take us further afield as far as the London suburb of Uxbridge. Priory clock tower (Photo credit: Nicole Binder) Our first stop...

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Goodbye Cambridge, Hello London!

Goodbye Cambridge, Hello London!

Greetings, blog enthusiasts! This week, we have officially departed from Cambridge. Instead, we are now staying in London for a few days, before moving onto Portsmouth, then Normandy. It's already been quite a busy week! On Monday (the 22nd), we got to sleep in a bit...

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The Definitive First Computer

The Definitive First Computer

It's the end of the first half of the trip, marked by our moving out of the homestays and into London! I'm writing this now in a fancy four-star hotel (bless the OCS office) and I'm ready to explore London. Before all this, we kicked off the week with a formal debate:...

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A trip to London + A month already!

A trip to London + A month already!

If you ever find yourself in the charming London neighborhood of South Kensington, among imposing museums and sunken gardens, you might happen upon a small alley splashed in color by murals, trellises creeping up to rooftops. In a sanguine corner of this alley there...

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Flying Legends Brought to me by Bicycle

Flying Legends Brought to me by Bicycle

In yet another busy week, we went for an extensive punt on the river Cam, toured King’s college, and myself, James, and Daniel went south to Duxford for the annual Flying Legends airshow. The King's College stained glass and vaulted ceilings. (Photo Credit: Maryam...

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Punting+A Weekend Trip to London

Punting+A Weekend Trip to London

Punting back while enjoying a picturesque view of King’s College Time goes by really fast. We have just finished our third week in Cambridge, and a lot has happened in the last few days. Last Thursday, we went group-punting to explore Cambridge and its countryside....

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