June 27, 2016
Tour of London
Day 9 of GEC 1 was a pretty normal first day in the city; orientation, class, and a walking tour. Orientation and class was pretty basic but the walking tour was pretty great and amazing. First we had to take the metro to the meet of point, which at first seemed pretty confusing but once you actually slow down and read its easy and understandable. Back to the walking tour though, which was fantastic, you learned a bit of history of London and was able to see all the sights. On the tour we were able to see Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Palace, the center of London (you know the plaza in front of the National Gallery with the stone lions and fountain), and we saw Henry VIII's castle. At all these place our eccentric and entertaining tour guide told us fun facts and acted out all the background stories for each place. Overall it was a day well spent, even with this awful sinus cold, London is rich with history and I'm excited to see what the rest of this city brings.