8 Things Every Ex-Study Abroad Student Misses About London
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8 Things Every Ex-Study Abroad Student Misses About London

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8 Things Every Ex-Study Abroad Student Misses About London
Joanne Do 2016

It's been almost three months since I came back from an amazing semester in London. So here are 8 things I miss about London.

1. Making new friends

Being abroad pushes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to meet new people but that's a good thing. You bond over how much you miss home and bond even more when you're back because you actually miss being abroad. (Shoutout to Suite 210 and Abroad Swab!)

2. Traveling around London

Oh the places you'll go! London is a pretty central location to travel to any European countries for pretty cheap.

3. Architecture

Really fell in love with the architecture in London. It was pretty refreshing to be surrounded by historic architecture rather than modern skyscrapers and buildings.

4. Drinking age

You don't have to be an alcoholic to want to drink legally...it's sometimes nice to have a glass of wine or bottle of beer with dinner!

5. Digestives

More specifically, dark chocolate Digestives! These dangerously addictive biscuits pair up so well with English Breakfast tea...and also great gifts for friends and family back home! (Seriously...Everyone loved it!)

6. Clean(er) subways

Of course, it's not the cleanest but the Tube is certainly much cleaner than New York's filthy, rat-infested subway stations.

7. Double decker bus

One of the most iconic features of London: the red double decker bus! It's really fun to sit at the top, looking down to enjoy London in all its beauty (especially down Oxford Street with its gorgeous Christmas decorations!)

8. No tipping

It was nice not calculating how much more you need to pay after a meal!

London, we will definitely meet again!

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