A Jolly Good Time!

Aug 24, 2015

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by Nathan Brown '17
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Nathan Brown '17

Spending a month covering the various regions within Ireland, England and Scotland was definitely an eye-opening experience for me. 

Located in Lincolnshire, England, we stayed at the Harlaxton Manor for a good majority of our trip. 

A Tasty Appreciation

The cultures, the people and the food were similar in terms of choices (bacon cheeseburgers are quite common), yet the difference lies in the taste.  Unfortunately, unlike the savory tastes of our meats and produce here in the U.S., the meals over there had no real “flavour” at all!

“Grey” or “Gray”?

I’m sure you all noticed the way I spelled the word “flavor” — with an “ou.” You were probably thrown off, but it wasn’t a mistake!  That’s actually how the Brits spell a lot of “–or” words.  There were a lot of other little spelling differences we noticed while we were over there, like “centre,” and “realise.” The British even refer to things differently; for example, “gentlemen” is shortened to “gents.”

This is a massive Ferris wheel that lets you see all of London is famously called The London Eye.

A Splendid Adventure!

There were many great places we visited and saw while on this trip.  Some of these include Harlaxton Manor, Edinburg Castle, Arthur’s Seat, The London Eye, Big Ben Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace.  All of these sites were so beautiful and made us really appreciate being in another country to experience these historic landmarks.

The edifices were enormous when we were up close to them.  They just tower you with their golden colors.

In short, here are the reasons you, too, must go:

  1. The UK is one culture to fall in love with!
  2. The sights are beautiful
  3. You’ll learn to appreciate the little things in the US (like our delicious food)
  4. The fashion makes you want to dress well everyday
  5. It will be the time of your life.
In rain, wind, and cold, we bravely hiked up 251 meters (823 feet) of Arthur’s Seat, a dormant volcano in the outskirts of Edinburg Scotland.