Welcome to London, The Land of Rain

People say that the weather in London is unpredictable. I can tell you for sure that it is not. It’s rainy. It might start out sunny, but at some point, it is going to rain. I’ve been here for only four days so far, so I’m still getting used to being constantly wet. Other than that, I’ve been having a good time settling into my new home for the next year.

I guess I should introduce myself! Hi, I’m Veronika, and I study English Literature at Victoria College. For my third year, I’ll be doing a year abroad at King’s College London. After all, there’s no better place to study English than England!

I’m now living in one of King’s residences with six other students. Luckily, I have my own bathroom and shower, and the kitchen is huge! My roommates flatmates are from Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, and some smaller towns in the UK. Quite a cool combination; the conversations never get boring.

I haven’t done much in London since I’ve gotten here, but my classes don’t start for another two weeks, so I’ll have plenty of time to explore the city. I did leave the flat today, however, with some new friends to explore Camden town. We were originally going to hide from the rain inside, but one of them advised us to not get in the habit of avoiding the rain… otherwise we’d be inside all the time! Thus, we put on our rain boots and raincoats and made our way to the tube (subway).

The only thing I can compare Camden town to in Toronto is Queen Street West… but it’s bigger and weirder. Here are some photos, though admittedly none capture its weirdness:image[2]image

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We ended up getting lost in the area, but that led us to discover that Camden town is much bigger than it originally seems. We even spotted a fake Banksy:

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I’m now safe and dry back in my room, resting up before a quiz night in my residence, and then a Freshers event (Freshers is the UK version of frosh week, except it’s not only for first years and it lasts a few weeks).

I’m excited for what’s to come! Whatever it may be.

Talk soon…

Veronika

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