Anne, Brian and Carrie: Live While You’re Young!!
We were so inspired by this amazing and life changing song by 1D! This upbeat song is the spirit of the trip for us. Lets soak up what we can while we still can. Life is short; lets enjoy it!
As the leaders for the first full day of the London Field School 2015, our team overcame challenges in order to meet and exceed our objectives. The group enjoyed taking the train to Tower Hill and then taking a double decker hop-on hop-off tour around central London, including Buckingham palace and Westminster abbey, and Big Ben. We stopped in Trafalgar Square and enjoyed an authentic European coffee and snack at Pret-A-Manger, overlooking the iconic statues, stunning architecture and taking in true London culture. For those travelling here soon we thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to others!
Later in the day we went to the Tower of London and learned more about the history and backstory of one of this Countries most interesting attractions. One of the exhibits in the Tower is the longest running public attraction in the world! We also went to see the crown jewels, where we were surrounded by garments and diamond covered crowns worn by famous royalty.
Lastly, we enjoyed a leisurely cruise up the Thames River and heard more of the history and some interesting stories from a local tour guide. The London Eye was a highlight, as was the London Bridge. Fun fact: Big Ben is the bell itself, the tower is called the Elizabeth tower.
During this experience our team felt that we learn that even the best laid plans need to be flexible and adjustable, we had to adjust many times as the day progressed, and some of those changes ended up making the day more interesting and fun for all! We had to navigate the hustle and bustle of central London to find the next hop-on hop-off stop as there was construction at one of the tour stops.
Until next time: The Dream Team!
Anne Proudfoot is a third year Bachelor of Tourism Management student. Brian Tan is a fourth year Bachelor of Business Administration student. Carrie Ding is a first year Tourism Management for International Student diploma student.