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WSA London: Day 2

WSA London: Day 2

After breakfast, I rallied the troops for a morning tube ride over to Waterloo station where we met up with another one of my friends, Rob who walked us through the heart of the City. Rob has a wonderful knack for relating old buildings and stories to modern day culture and trends so I was excited to get my group in with him on Saturday morning.

 We spent the next few hours wandering the street that connected the ancient town of Minster with that of London. The two cities have since grown together, and it was fun to point out the monument that marks border of the two cities. In addition to that, we walked discovered the Temple Church, made a pilgrimage to Starbucks (an outright novelty for those studying in Italy), stopped for a chat in the historic Jewish quarter, and saw how many WSA tour members we could fit in a phone booth. We capped the tour at the entrance of the storied Tower of London. It was kind of a melancholic moment as it was the last time our group would be together as a whole. I had arranged for an optional dinner out in Camden Town, but several tour members were excited to catch a West End show and wouldn’t be joining us.  

Comments:

Cooper Cohen, University of Notre Dame

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The most fun, exciting, educational, and craziest weekend I had during my semester abroad. You definitely get the maximum bang for your buck with WSA. WSA provided me with an unbelieveable weekend in Budapest. After hearing from my friends about their amazing experiences on WSA trips, I had to see what all the hype was about. I chose to take part in a WSA weekend in Budapest, and I loved every minute of it. The guide, Bogi, was the best! WSA is the perfect blend of an educational/tourist expereince while also allowing for sites off the beaten path as well as kickass nightlife. You won't regret a trip with WSA.

Cooper Cohen, University of Notre Dame ~ University of Notre Dame, London, Spring 2015

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