The Peak District

I felt a little over-citied last week. Don’t get me wrong, Chester was lovely, the football match in Manchester the weekend before was memorable, and there’s always something to do in Liverpool’s City Centre, but I’m really a country girl at heart. I knew that moving to a lively city would be a change from …

A Day in Chester

The more time I spend in Liverpool, the more I realize how much there is to see and discover right here! Fellow classmates, local Liverpudlians, and other Brits are happy to suggest the best pubs, museums, parks, and must-see streets to explore in Liverpool and around the UK. I’ve started a bucket list. It expands …

Sefton Park

Happy Monday! I’m thankful to have one week of classes under my belt! With each passing day I feel a little bit more settled. Daily I learn something new, like the fact that there are no drinking fountains on LHU’s campus or that nobody closes the refrigerator doors in the grocers or that it costs …

Exploring Liverpool’s City Centre

Greetings from Liverpool!  It’s been a week since my parents and little sister dropped me off at the Grand Rapids airport. After two connecting flights, a bleary trek through the Frankfurt airport, and over 30 hours without sleep, I’ve spent the last seven days trying to settle into Aigburth Park, where I will be living …

Isle of Man

This week I tackled Ilse of Man. I started my day doing homework. Since I am staying in a hotel and not a hostel, I brought my computer which is great! As we move towards the end of the semester, more and more assignments need to be completed. After the morning studies, I went for …

Terrorist attack, The Beatles, and Thanksgiving

A bit of a messy post since a lot has happened over here in Liverpool. A Terrorist Attack in Liverpool Last weekend there was an attack that occurred in Liverpool. I was up in the Lake District region when it happened, so the three of us learned about the incident a few hours later. When …

Lake District

Since the beginning, my friend and I wanted to go to the Lake District of England and hike. This week was the week we got to go! In order to get there, we took two trains and a bus, but it honestly was not bad at all. We started in Grasmere hiking to the top …

Faith Week

As part of the exchange program, we have four weeks of British Life. This week it was faith week. One of the places we visited was the Liverpool Cathedral. As cathedral construction goes, it was built rather quickly and is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. The building process spanned across both World Wars. …

London

This weekend I took a trip to London, and it was one of the most relaxing weekend trips. Since I have traveled to London before, I took this trip at a slower pace with no direct plan. I woke up early Thursday morning to catch the train and arrived by mid-morning. The train took a …