• October 4, 2017 - Julia Burnell

    They Don’t Call Them French Fries in France

    My whole life has been a lie. I was both shocked and disappointed to discover that French fries are not called that in France. Now, I know what you’re thinking– what about English breakfast tea!? In my observations, I have found that some places in England called it English breakfast tea, others say British breakfast […]

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  • September 25, 2017 - Julia Burnell

    Imaginary Lines and Banoffee Pie

    If I’ve learned one thing about myself since coming to London, it’s that I really have a thing for markets. Since my encounter with my first love in Camden, I’ve had the overwhelming pleasure of experiencing Borough Market, Greenwich Market, and Cambridge Market. In totally unrelated news, I may have gained about five pounds in […]

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  • September 14, 2017 - Julia Burnell

    Hampton Court, Camden Market and Start of Classes

    I did a lot of fun things this past weekend! On Saturday, IES took us to Hampton Court Palace, which was a favorite of King Henry VIII. Because I’ve been obsessed with this era of history for years, I was practically bursting at the seems to see everything. The palace was huge and the gardens […]

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  • September 7, 2017 - Julia Burnell

    I Have Arrived!

    It is such a relief to have arrived in London. Adjusting to the time difference (it’s five hours ahead here) hasn’t been as bad as I anticipated, though I did learn the importance of pacing myself. Today after orientation I had a dilemma about taking a nap. Normally I am all about naps, but I […]

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  • June 21, 2017 - Julia Burnell


    As I write this entry, I am sitting in a Starbucks feeling overwhelmed about the seemingly thousands of things I need to do in the next few weeks. As I told a friend earlier today, much of my preparation for going abroad has been designated as “Ohio problems,” meaning I cannot even think about anything […]

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