And not necessarily about a girl, like the song suggests
I know that might seem kind of random, but I was thinking of a post title and then I came up with "I'm All A Twitter!" I then felt compelled to Google search it and found this adorable song. So I felt like sharing. As that's what this is going to be about: sharing. Mainly about my oncoming trip to -insert drumroll here- LONDON!!! I'm so excited!
Anyways, so my friend was going before me and had a great idea to make a blog about her experiences so I figured, why not? I'm not stealing, as she's mainly just going to post when we get there it seems. I would like to use this as an opportunity to keep track of where I would possibly like to go and all the information that comes with it! I've been so frantic looking up all the things I want to see and then I'll look them up and forget about them. I end up saying, "No Patricia, you'll do this same Google search again in a few days and you can write it down then!" But I highly doubt that will ever happen as I am a procrastinator extraordinaire.
So my story begins as such: I'm a student at a random school that shall not be named (kinda like Voldemort, but more secretive) and I'm in my second semester of my Spanish class. Our teacher, an adorable woman I shall refer to as Senora, started talking up the program to Spain. Senora said that it would cover my remaining two credits of Spanish I still had to take, and I'd get to be in Spain! With an argument like that, how could I refuse?
I decide to look into it more, and find out that my other friend is going to London instead. Then after that, I look into both programs. For a while I was conflicted, because I would've really liked to get those Spanish credits out of the way, but on the other hand I'd always wanted to go to London. And I wasn't going to be able to do both. There was no way I could ever dream of affording that!
In the end I chose London. Spain was out for a few reasons, including the fact I can barely speak Spanish in my class and the fact I'd be living with a host family and being continuously surrounded by the language was a scary thought. I figured if I was going to leave the country I should not feel like I'd end up in tears after the first day of being exposed in a high dosage to my language. (This is funny, because I am Hispanic but my parents never bothered to teach me Spanish. Thanks parental units. Thanks.)
That's my story! I still need to turn in my forms but once that's done I can start doing official like things like getting a passport and international student id. But those are the boring bits that I will take care of this month. The exciting bits are going to be discovering where I want to go!
These are the top 5 places that I know without a doubt I would like to see in my time in Europe:
2. Highclere Castle: Next up on the list is Downton Abbey! How could I not?! Getting tickets is going to be a challenge, I can already feel it. But I want to be there so bad I can hardly stand it! My boyfriend says I have to bring him back a handful of gravel from the entry way. To that I say, "Challenge accepted."
3. The Eiffel Tower: There's a mini-break built into our schedule where we can go anywhere! Paris is on the agenda. I've always wanted to go the Paris ever since I watched and rewatched Anastasia as a child. It's also been backed up by my recent viewing of Funny Face. So I'm hoping this part of the trip goes as such:
4. The Moulin Rouge: While we're on Paris, I would like to see this place. I mean...at least get a picture in front of it! It's so cool! I probably wouldn't be able to pay to see the show, and I'm certain it would make my two companions slightly uncomfortable from the preview! But boy would it be cool! A picture in front of it is all I ask though. I don't think that's asking too much at all, do you?
5. Platform 9 3/4: Another picture perfect spot. Right in King's Cross Station. You'll for sure be seeing me here! I mean...it's Platform 9 3/4...how could I not?!
I feel like I've rambled on a bit for a first post, but I'm so excited! I can't wait to go! Though I do wish teleportation was a viable option, but alas, a plane will have to be my mode of travel.
Thanks for listening!