I know, the American exchange student in France goes to England, but it was my only opportunity to go!
I could not miss out on a chance to see London, or to be surrounded with people with awesome accents :)
We left in the early afternoon Sunday March 13th, we took a coach bus so it took about twelve hours to get to the Eurotunnel. We arrived in Oxford around 8am, and we were all half asleep. That day was a very long day, walking around and trying to pay attention to tour guides in English when you only got two hours of sleep the night before is very hard. Either way I enjoyed it very much and the Christ Church College was very beautiful.
|Christ Church College|
|Ring any bells?|
That night we met our host families and went to sleep very early. The next day was an early wake up for another long day, this time at Winchester and Windsor. In the morning we visited the Winchester College, a very prestigious all boys private school. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures inside of the school grounds, neither of the buildings nor of the boys.
All of the girls on the tour were sad about this last fact, and we were not able to visit the classrooms and the only boys we saw were those who were outside.
That afternoon we went to Windsor to visit the castle. The Windsor Castle is enormous, and it houses a lot of history of England. We got an audio tour of the castle, I took English and didn't feel weird, because we were in England and half of our group took it in English.
|Bridge of Sighs, St. John's College|
|Big Ben and Houses of Parliament|