Favorite things about Paris:
The art galleries! (I saw the Mona Lisa)
The food (I was expecting it to disappoint and it didn’t.)
The gardens at Versailles
Sans Chapelle: it’s my favorite church in Europe (architecturally speaking)
Favorite plays in London:
Ivanov starring Kenneth Brannagh. It was extremely thought provoking and a well acted production.
Hamlet starring Patrick Stewart and David Tennant. It seriously changed my life and how I think about Shakespeare. I saw it twice.
War Horse. No stars, just an enchanting play.
Les Miserables was stunning. Not only was it a great musical, but the production I saw was fantastic as well.
I also saw 6 characters in search of an author with Ian McDiarmid– It was a good production, but very VERY disturbing.
Favorite places in London:
The national gallery
Millennium Bridge looking up to St. Paul’s cathedral
The V&A Museum
Favorite Places to Eat in London:
The Hummingbird Bakery
Favorite Places in the UK:
The lake district
Favorite parts of Salzburg (Michele and I went on holiday there after the semester)
The sound of music sights
The Christmas festivals
The beautiful snow
The amazing Haunsburger I had (and still have no clue what kind of meat was on it)
Favorite Parts about being home:
Not working at Pier 1 again
Not having to deal with a ridiculous exchange rate
And now I’m back in Provo, and it’s really cold here. But otherwise I think it’ll be a good semester. I’m excited for my Early British Literature Class and I have a great apartment so those are good signs. I’ll keep you posted.